Top Chef season is upon us again, and make no mistake that New Orleans is well-represented in the season premiere. It’s got Tom Colicchio throwing Mardi Gras beads! It’s got swamp cooking! That’s basically what New Orleans is about, right?
If a couple of the cheftestants look familiar, that’s because Benno Bartolotta was Odette Fada’s sous chef on this past season’s Top Chef Masters Battle of the Sous Chefs, and Stephanie Cmar got eliminated by Emeril Lagasse in preliminary rounds of Top Chef: Seattle, in favor of her roommate Kristen Kish advancing (and, eventually, winning).
Okay, we’ll quit our yapping. You can check out a sneak peek of the premiere below, and tune into tonight’s Top Chef: New Orleans at 10pm ET on Bravo.
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