Tom Colicchio


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

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 [...]

Michael Bauer Defines Fine Dining; Colicchio Recommends It; and More

This week in dining trends… * A reader asks San Francisco Chronicle restaurant reviewer Michael Bauer talk about what “fine dining” means  — leading him to wonder if it means anything anymore. [SF Gate] * Tom Colicchio (Colicchio & Sons) is (shocker!) a fan of fine dining, and he debunks some myths about the experience [...]

James Beard Foundation Awards 2010 Winners: Congratulations!

Earlier this week, the James Beard Foundation announced the winners of their prestigious awards for 2010. They include: BEST NEW RESTAURANT: * Marea, New York, New York Chef/Partner: Michael White; Partner: Chris Cannon OUTSTANDING CHEF AWARD: * Tom Colicchio, Craft and Colicchio & Sons OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF AWARD * Nicole Plue, Redd, Yountville, California OUTSTANDING [...]

Restaurant News Roundup: Rules for the Perfect Restaurant; Morton’s Draws in Diners; Barbara Lynch’s Menton Nears Opening, and More

What people are talking about when they talk about restaurants this week… * Critic AA Gill reveals his version of the golden rules for a perfect restaurant — sort of. [London Times] * Morton’s thrives, proving that people are still eating plenty of red meat. [Wall Street Journal] * Having a power lunch in London? [...]

How Long Does It Take to Open a New Restaurant?

If you’re turning an old restaurant into a new one, not very, according to The New York Times. They check in on Scott Conant, the chef at Scarpetta, as he takes over the space formerly occupied by Table 8 in New York’s Cooper Square Hotel. In less than a month’s time, Conant and his crew [...]

Top Chef Restaurants: Where Your Favorite Contestants Are Cooking

The Bravo television program “Top Chef” is one of the great gifts of the aughts. It’s made armchair chefs and judges of foodies across America — and likely around the world, and it’s made Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Gail Simmons into household names. With the sixth season finale set to air tonight, we tracked [...]

Where to Eat Like a ‘Top Chef’ Judge in New York

The New York Times checks in on some former “Top Chef” contestants cooking in Manhattan, including recent contender Leah Cohen, now head chef at Centro Vinoteca, Season 1 winner Harold Dieterle, head chef and co-owner of Perilla, and Season 3 winner Hung Huynh, who currently cooks at Solo. Bottom line: It’s a long way to [...]