Ahoy, Foodies: Set Sail for ‘Top Chef: The Cruise’ in Spring 2013!

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to mix and mingle with a cast of Top Chef celebrities this April!

Don’t miss the launch of the first-ever Top Chef: The Cruise in April 2013. Brought to you by Bravo Media, Celebrity Cruises, Magical Elves, and Rose Tours, come aboard the modern, luxurious Celebrity Constellation to spend quality time with the show’s judges and chefs on this culinary voyage of a lifetime.

Hosted by Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, and featuring Top Chef Masters and past chef’testants, including Hubert Keller (Fleur de Lys), Tim Love (Lonesome Dove Western Bistro), Richard Blais (The Spence), Jennifer Carroll, Tiffany Derry (Private Social), Chris Hanmer, Angelo Sosa (Social Eatz), Yigit Pura, Paul Qui, Hosea Rosenberg, Casey Thompson (Shinsei Restaurant), Fabio Viviani (Cafe Firenze), among others, the April 11-15, 2013, cruise will sail round trip from Miami, Florida, with stops in Key West, Florida, and Cozumel, Mexico. During the voyage, guests will have the opportunity to savor events, such as interactive “Quickfire” cooking challenges, culinary demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions, Top Chef menus and Celebrity’s own award-winning cuisine.

Learn more and book your reservations now!

Treatful Restaurant Gift Certificates: The Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Foodie

Purchase a Treatful gift certificate to La Belle Vie in Minneapolis or choose from hundreds of other amazing restaurants!

There are officially LESS than two weeks until Christmas. Instead of waiting on line in a shop, shop online for a Treatful digital restaurant gift certificate!

With Treatful, you can treat your friends and family with personalized, online gift certificates to their favorite local restaurants, instantly and securely.

When you purchase a gift through Treatful, we notify the recipient of his or her gift on the date that you instruct us. At the same time, we notify the local restaurant of your gift purchase, so that they can expect your gift recipient as a future customer. Once your recipient receives the receives their Treatful email, she can print it out and give it to the restaurant upon use.

One of the best features of Treatful — and there are many amazing features — is that treats never expire. This allow recipients to enjoy your gift any time they choose!

Treatful is currently available in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

Purchase a Treatful today!

10 Things You Need to Know About Top Chef Seattle Episode 5

A pensive Josh wonders why he isn’t wearing a yellow apron like his bestie Stefan.

The judges made good on their preview threat of sending two cheftestants home after an astonishingly lame showing during the Elimination Challenge. Also, sadly, no one took home $10K, not even Bart and Sheldon for their clever salad.

1. Producers: If you’re going to do a breakfast-on-a-stick challenge, or an anything-on-a-stick challenge, you must have Matt Armendariz as a guest judge. He wrote the book on food on a stick. Literally.

2. Eliza got engaged at Pike Place Market.

3. The word artisan is grossly misused in this episode. No offense, rose-water-jelly-makers.

4. The men are more back-biting and intolerant of one another this year than in seasons past. Josh, in partick, is extra grumpy with his fellow XYs, but the women, while not always simpatico, seem to choose and use their words far more carefully. Continue Reading

Attend Savor for Sandy on 12/16/12: Atlantic City Chefs Unite for Culinary Benefit to Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims thru Wish Upon A Hero Foundation!

Do good while dining out on delicious dishes from Chef Chris Scarduzio and fellow chefs from Atlantic City on Sunday, December 12, 2012!

Join Chef Chris Scarduzio at Table 31 in Philadelphia on Sunday, December 16, 2012, from 6PM-11PM, for Savor for Sandy, a special event to raise money for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City employees affected by Hurricane Sandy. All of the event’s proceeds go directly to the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation.

Created in partnership with Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Chefs and The Star Group, Savor for Sandy will highlight the culinary creations of Chris Scarduzio as well as several of Atlantic City’s best chefs, including  Anthony Amoroso, Giancarlo Generosi, Paul Hanley, Keith Mitchell, Joseph Muldoon, Robert Schoell,  Scott Simon, John Whelan, and David Utley.

“I jumped at the opportunity to give back to the community and to help those who are in dire need by offering to host Savor for Sandy,” said Scarduzio, executive chef and proprietor at Table 31. “I know people from Philly and South Jersey will rally around this cause and bring their appetite to support their coastal neighbors, all while enjoying a wonderful night of great food and company.”

Tickets for Savor for Sandy begin at $100 for general admission. Additional sponsorship packages are available that include access to Table 31’s Patron VIP Lounge, hotel packages at Caesars Atlantic City and dining to Mia, also in Atlantic City. Learn more and purchase tickets today!

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