This week, Top Chef DC approached Washington less like tourists and more like honeymooners. Sure, they knew the sights were out there, but they were perfectly content to spend the day in the hotel.
Poor Season 7 cheftestants. When Top Chef did a hotel dining challenge in Season 1, the chefs served professional poker players and the cast of Cirque du Soleil. When they did a hotel dining challenge last season (in Las Vegas, where the hotels pretty much ARE the attractions), they served breakfast in bed to Padma and Nigella Lawson.
This time? Breakfast lunch and dinner to DC area Top Chef alums and the chef/owner of the country’s first certified organic restaurant.
So that means we’re all about the personalities this week as we dig into the who’s, what’s and where’s of Top Chef DC. After the jump, find out what Mike Isabella, Spike Mendelsohn and Bryan Voltaggio have been up to since their appearances on Top Chef, meet celebrated chef Nora Pouillon and check out a local company that’s doing baby food even Padma and Tom would like. (more…)