Brooklyn Food Wars
Artisinal pickle makers, put down your tempeh and perk up your ears! <em>Top Chef</em> is casting for its 11th season, and will be looking for Brooklynites to add to the show. And where better to hold the quick-fire audition than at Chef alumnus Dale Talde’s new Park Slope restaurant? But what kind of foodies can we expect to show up for the challenge?
On a recent Monday night, Camille Becerra wheeled a gigantic striped bass on a room service table into the dining room of the Gilt Hall hotel. Covered in a mountain of salt (to preserve the flavor, Becerra said), the fish was greeted with an eruption of cheers, and guests pulled out their phones to snap Read More
Monday: Home for the Holidays
Is anyone out there suffering from a little post traumatic thanksgiving stress disorder? We understand! And, we suggest you check out 1995’s Home for the Holidays. Holly Hunter stars as a single parent (her daughter is played by Claire Danes, who mainly just chatters about wanting to lose her Read More
Last week, as the scrubbed and smirking mugs of Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi continued to advertise Top Chef’s sixth season in Vegas all over town, Bravo announced an open casting call for the series’ latest iteration, Top Chef: Just Desserts, on Sunday, Nov. 8, at Craftsteak.
“It’s about time!” exclaimed Zak Miller, pastry Read More
Recent Top Chef champ Hosea Rosenberg showed off his chops, whipping up small plates of shrimp and coconut rice, at a cooking demonstration outside the Flatiron Building on Friday afternoon, March 27.
No sign of Leah Cohen, Mr. Rosenberg’s rumored love interest on the popular Bravo reality TV series. (Perhaps Centro Read More
Monday: The Big Bang Theory
Everyone complains about the lack of decent sitcoms on television right now, but there are a few winners out there: How I Met Your Mother, The New Adventures of Old Christine, 30 Rock. We aren’t totally prepared to bump The Big Bang Theory into the all-star category yet, but with Read More
It’s always a little strange when holidays come to reality-television shows, since you know it had to have been taped, well, beforehand, and so everyone is just faking that it’s Thanksgiving. Such was the case when the Top Chef crew headed up to a downright balmy Rochester, N.Y. (they cooked outside for the elimination challenge) Read More
This morning, Top Chef host-judges Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio treated the food press to a conference call to discuss the upcoming fifth season of the show, which was mostly filmed in Brooklyn. Besides learning that guest judges will include Eric Ripert, Dave Grohl, Martha Stewart, Lidia Bastianich, Wylie Dufresne, and Marcus Samuelsson, we found Read More
Top Chef won’t return to Bravo until later this fall, but Eater has been doing a valiant job of speculating on future cast members, who are shooting the next season in New York City as we speak. They’ve managed to potentially I.D. a handful of contestants so far, but only one is a Read More
It’s more or less an open secret, but we’ve learned that the Top Chef cast has definitely been living for about two weeks now in a terraced duplex penthouse in Williamsburg overlooking McCarren Park.
So far, the chefs have pretty much kept to themselves, said an extremely well-placed source, leaving around 8 or 9 in Read More