And they’re off! For its 16th time out of the gate, Bravo’s Leading Chef — the crème de la crème of cooking competitions — saddles up in Kentucky.
Choose Tom Colicchio provides a preview of what is on the menu.
1. Area, Locale, Locale
“The environment is normally its individual character, and there will be some Kentucky-centered issues,” Colicchio confirms. (The first Quickfire is held at Louisville’s Churchill Downs racetrack.) And yes, we can be expecting dishes that includes the preferred component from the region. States Colicchio, “I have no strategy how a lot of bottles of bourbon were being harmed in the producing of this season!” But the cooks experienced greater not get way too comfortable in the Bluegrass Condition: The finale face-off will go down in exotic Macau.
2. A Tasty Twist
Restaurant Wars — the episode when the group divides into groups and opens a pop-up eatery — has become a Leading Chef establishment. But at minimum the troops know what they’re in for, appropriate? Mistaken! The judges flip the script this go-spherical by saying there will be three, alternatively than the typical two, eating places in the blend. “It throws them off,” Colicchio suggests.
3. Celebs Galore
Amid the famed foodies halting by to sample the fare? Boxer and cookbook writer Laila Ali, supermodel Lily Aldridge and her spouse, Caleb Followill, direct singer of Kings of Leon. However, the visitor choose who definitely renders the crew starstruck is culinary icon Eric Ripert. “They had been shocked to see him,” suggests Colicchio. “Instead of becoming anxious to cook dinner for him, they were just psyched he was likely to give them his comments!”
Leading Chef, Period Premiere, Thursday, December 6, 9/8c, Bravo