Top Chef All-Stars

Another quickie post (still in the middle of finding roommates for my place)- hopefully to be followed up tonight or tomorrow by my actual reaction to the show. Next week should be full of great posts, because it’s my FAVORITE time of the year- DC Restaurant Week!!

Top Chef All-Stars has been one of my favorite seasons so far, and the Emmy award-winning Top Chef series honestly is one of the best shows on television (outside of the Food Network) focusing on cuisine or the art of cooking. The eighth season brings back famous chefs from previous seasons of the show to compete in an “all-star” competition for the title of Top Chef. The show’s judges include Tom Colicchio, Anthony Bourdain, Gail Simmons, and Padma Lakshmi.

Last week’s episode featured the chefs competing in a Dim Sum food challenge at a restaurant located in Chinatown, New York.  The challenge went horribly and Chef Casey Thompson got the boot because her dish of chicken feet was declared inedible by the judges (and the patrons of the restaurant).

Tonight’s episode features a Quickfire relay race and the chefs cooking at Michael White’s restaurant Marea. From the previews it looks like there’s going to be plenty of drama and I, for one, hope Jamie finally gets her knives handed to her!