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Top Chef Season 8 Episode 3: Gang of Four Sends Two Packing

Chef Ed Cotton is still on a special secret assignment this week, but, once again, we’re fortunate to have a guest chef correspondent lending a hand. From the second season of Top Chef Masters, Chef Carmen Gonzalez joins us! Chef Gonzalez shared exclusively with OpenTable that she is currently the national chef ambassador for BACARDI [...]

Top Chef Just Desserts Episode 1: 20 Questions with Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis

Bravo’s fun Top Chef: Just Desserts premiered last week — and it’s back again tonight. The lovechild of Top Chef and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, even the show’s initial ep tested my knowledge of all things sweet. Despite my culinary school training, it turns out that I don’t know a whole heck of [...]

World’s 50 Best Restaurants: S. Pellegrino and Restaurant Mag Name 2010 Winners

San Pelligrino and Restaurant magazine have announced their picks for the world’s 50 best restaurants in 2010. It’s a very international list, and many of them are part of the OpenTable network. Honorees include Daniel, Per Se, Le Bernardin, The French Laundry, St. John, wd-50, and Eleven Madison Park. It’s a big question, but what [...]

James Beard Foundation Awards Nominees 2010: Congratulations!

The list of James Beard Foundation Awards nominees for 2010 has been released. Congratulations to everyone whose hard work and great talents have been recognized by the industry’s most prestigious organization. The winners will be announced on May 3, 2010, but there aren’t any losers in this round-up. Nominees include: BEST NEW RESTAURANT * Bibou, [...]

Molecular Gastronomy Goes Mainstream in Manhattan

Wylie Dufresne has been playing with his food à la Dr. Frankenstein for years, and while not all restaurants embrace his methods, many elements of his brand of molecular gastronomy have seeped into mainstream dining in the Big Apple. The New York Post reports on Dufresne, chef-owner of wd-50, Dave Arnold, resident mad scientist at [...]