Thursday, September 23, 2010
Top Chef Thoughts
Congrats to Kevin on Winning Top Chef Washington D.C. I know I had him ranked low, and then “could go either way,” but he said so himself, he was up and down. He found his rhythm when it mattered most and won.
Now I have two purposes for this post.
1. Discuss Top Chef All-Stars
2. Discuss Next Top Chef Filming Locations
Top Chef All-Stars
We all knew it was only a matter of time before they did a full all out All-Star competition, not just a special show. The show is already done filming in New York and will start airing December 1st. I have not heard the line-up, so if it’s been announced, this post is kind of pointless but I am going to guess who are 18 contestant who are going to participate on the show. My only criteria is winner’s are not allowed back.
Season 1: San Francisco
Lee Anne Wong
Season 2: Los Angeles
Season 3: Miami
Season 4: Chicago
Andrew “Tweak” D’Ambrosi
Season 5: New York
Season 6: Las Vegas
Kevin “Red Beard” Gillespie
Season 7: Washington DC
This was actually harder than I expected. 18 leaves 2-3 chefs per season and some season defiantly warnted more. Some choices like Marcel, Blais, and Fabio were easy, but finding the last one to cut, Lisa Fernades, cut was hard.
2. Next Top Chef Filming Locations
These are my guesses at filming (in reverse order) of where the next regular season of Top Chef will take place.
Hawai’i would offer a bunch of unique challenges included a luau, seafood and tropical themes.
3. Seattle Washington
Seattle has the world famous fish market, Coffee, Boeing (think airline food) which could produce some good challenges
2. Austin Texas
Really, this is just Top Chef Texas. You could pick Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio or any other numbers of cities. I went with Austin because it is known for having a ton of small but excellent resteraunts. Steak, Rodeo’s and all things Texas will be Featured
1. Atlanta Georgia
The ATL has been represented by a lot of different Chefs. This can feature all the good things when thinking Southern food, spicy, bbq, and deliciousness.