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On Our Plate: Win Dinner for Two in the ‘My Foodie Valentine’ Giveaway; NYC Restaurant Week Continues; Reserve for Restaurant Weeks in Chicago, Minneapolis

Happenings on and around OpenTable this week… * We’re so excited for Valentine’s Day that we’re giving away dinner for two! Enter the ‘My Foodie Valentine’ Giveaway to win one of five $200 gift cards being awarded all next week!. All it takes to enter to win is a picture of you and your fave foodie. Learn more. * [...]

Chef Ed Cotton Watches as Top Chef Crowns a Season 8 Winner

Oh, Top Chef…parting is such sweet sorrow. We’re glad that Richard Blais took the title, but we’re sad to see the season come to a close. Thanks to Ed Cotton for indulging our questions, serious and silly, along the way. And, on behalf of everyone at OpenTable, we’ve got a special good wishes for Ed. [...]

Who Failed This Week’s Top Chef Test? Chef Ed Cotton Walks Us Through the Ep

With just two eps left, Top Chef is getting more and more contentious. Chef Ed Cotton of  Manhattan’s Plein Sud reflects on this week’s challenges and eliminations and looks ahead to what’s in store for the competitors. When someone exits, how hard is that for their co-competitors, emotionally and missing their presence in the apt? [...]

Ed Cotton Talks Top Chef: Fryer Fires, Pork Sashimi + Kenny Gilbert Grudge Match

Tick tock. Tick tock. The clock is winding down in this season of Top Chef. We talked to Plein Sud Executive Chef (and former Top Chef finalist) Ed Cotton once again about all the goings on in last week’s episode of everyone’s favorite cooking competition. Ed, in a QFC such as this, who would you [...]

Southern Discomfort: Chef Ed Cotton Recaps Top Chef All Stars Episode 11

Stepping away from his kitchen at Manhattan’s Plein Sud restaurant, Executive Chef Ed Cotton, a season 7 Top Chef finalist, sheds some light on the action during last night’s episode of Top Chef All Stars. I saw your Facebook photo of the cassoulet from Plein Sud a few days ago. Love this! I make a [...]

Meet Chef Ed Cotton, Our New ‘Top Chef All-Stars’ Viewing Partner

The latest incarnation of Top Chef includes an all-star cast of former cheftestants. So, we thought it only fitting to watch along each week with someone with intimate knowledge of the show and some of the contenders. Enter Ed Cotton, Executive Chef of New York’s Plein Sud, a restaurant located in the chic Smyth Hotel [...]