Top Chef Kitchen by Bravo Opens in New York City in October + November

Will your favorite former Top Cheftestant be behind the burner at Top Chef Kitchen?

Bravo presents Top Chef Kitchen, an impressive four-course dining experience from Bravo’s Emmy®- and James Beard Award-winning television series, Top Chef. Located in the heart of New York City’s TriBeCa and open for a limited time, Top Chef Kitchen will give fervent Top Chef fans the opportunity to taste Top Chef-caliber food prepared by the series’ roster of alumni Cheftestants. Each week, a new pair of Top Chefs will be on-site to execute a creative menu as well as interact with the restaurant guests. The Cheftestants’ schedules are Tiffany Derry (Private Social) and Paul Qui (Uchiko), October 23-28; Jennifer Carroll and Tiffani Faison, October 30-November 4; Richard Blais (The Spence) and Grayson Schmitz, November 6-11; and Fabio Viviani (Cafe Firenze and Firenze Osteria) and Antonia Lofaso, November 13-18. The four-course prix-fixe dinner is $95 per person, $125 per person with wine pairings.

Reservations were snapped up in just 40 minutes, but stay tuned for reservations giveaways, an inside look at Top Chef Kitchen, interviews, and more!

#SXSW Dining: Use OpenTable for Restaurant Reservations in Austin

You can eat like a Top Chef judge when you're at SXSW. There's still availability at Paul Qui's Uchiko!

Are you one of the thousands of folks lucky enough to be attending South by Southwest in Austin this week? Plan ahead with OpenTable to book your Austin restaurant reservations — and avoid waiting on line!

There are more than 100 restaurants around town where you can reserve a table. From Braise and Clay Pit to Top Chef winner Paul Qui‘s Uchiko and wink and many, many more, Austin restaurant reservations await. You can use our Diners’ Choice lists to find user recommendations for the Best Overall restaurants, those with a Vibrant Bar Scene, or eateries that are Great for Lunch.

If you’re at #SXSW, you’re probably managing your life on your smartphone or table. Check out the full suite of free OpenTable mobile apps to make sure you’ve got access to the best Austin restaurants on the go.

And remember, it’s never too late to plan ahead. Check out Austin restaurants with availability tonight!

 

Top Chef Texas Finale: The Paradox of Choice with Chef Ed ‘Hasta La Vista’ Hardy

Saving the best for last, Padma reenacts Angelina Jolie's famed pose.

It’s the final episode of Top Chef Texas and we’re back one last time with Ed Hardy of Red Rooster Harlem to pick over the bones of the show we love to hate.

I’m so disgusted with last night that I have but a few questions/remarks.

I was hoping that I’d feel funny today. Or angry. But, instead I feel… nothing. This season of Top Chef has robbed me of emotion and even my sense of time. It’s really over?

Thankfully, yes. So, the inevitable conclusion…or is it really? Paul cooked Asian. AGAIN. How is it that Beverly is taken to task for this and he’s not? Holy double-standard.

I think you’re being a little a little unfair. He did manage to cook other things. A lot of what he produced would fall under the “New American” label rather than Bev’s “Asian Fusion Plated American-Style.”

It is so tragic that no one picked Marco Canora. Have you been to Hearth? That place is awesome!

I love Hearth. I love how Chef Canora really focuses in one main ingredient and then explores all the possible flavors on one plate. When you’re at Hearth, you don’t just get steak, you get steak with a dab of short rib and a touch of bone marrow.

Barbara Lynch is the real deal and gave Paul a huge advantage. She is awesome. He had the way stronger team.

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