Tiffany Derry


Reinterpretations of Childhood Faves; Moto Miracle Berry; Dutch Cuisine + More

* Kidding around. Chefs are reinterpreting childhood faves to appeal to your inner child. [HuffPost] * Burning up. Wood-burning ovens are all the rage — and also unpredictable. [Cincinnati.com] * Talk the talk. There’s a new dictionary just for diners. [NY Times] * It’s a miracle. No, really. Homaru Cantu of moto and iNG in Chicago talks about the miracle [...]

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

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’ [...]

Department Store Dining; Please Don’t Camp Out When You Dine Out; Dressing for Dinner; Communal Table Etiquette; Best Bay Area Burgers; The Bobby Flay Diet

Dining and restaurant news… * You don’t have to shop ’til you drop. In-store fine dining lives on at high-end stores. [TheStreet.com] * No camping. When you finish your meal in a crowded restaurant, please relinquish the table to other hungry diners. [Chicago Tribune] * Dress you up. Should restaurants have dress codes? Maybe. [Eatocracy] [...]

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? [...]

Top Chef Contender Tiffany Derry Tells (Almost) All to The Daily Sip’s Eric Arnold

Once more, OT’s usual commentators on the most recent edition of Top Chef – Caroline Potter and Ed Cotton — are both out of town – and Top Chef is a re-run. Fortunately, I was able to secure an anything-goes interview with former and current Top Chef-testant Tiffany Derry (who is also out of town but [...]

Top Chef D.C. Episode One: Find Out Who Are the Standouts

The first episode of Season 7 of “Top Chef” opens in Washington, D.C. with the lovely Padma Lakshmi calling the nation’s capital “the city of idealists, visionaries and ruthless powerseekers,” and you can’t help but wonder if she’s talking about the town or the new cast. This batch of hopefuls includes the usual suspects: The [...]