Top Chef 6: Rise of the Tattooed

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Sorry I forgot to do the open thread for the premiere of the new season last night, Top Chefies. I promise I'll get back on track next Wednesday.

Below are spoilers for both the Top Chef 6 premiere and the finale of Top Chef Masters, so if you don't want to know anything, beware... Ditto for comments.

So, let's start with the finale of Top Chef Masters. In the first six episodes that determined the semi-finalists, every person who I wanted to win every week won. So I was feeling good about whoever won, although my favies were Anita Lo, Art Smith, Hubert Keller, and Rick Bayless.

Of them all, Hubert Keller is the chef whose food I'd most love to eat (I'll see you someday, Fleur de Lys!), and he truly tickles me as a person; I'd love to just sit and chat with him for hours. But there was, I admit, a particular soft spot in my heart for Rick Bayless, who is not only a terrific Chicago restaurateur, but someone who I've had the pleasure of meeting. And he is exactly as nice and generous and gentle and mellow as he seems. (His food is even better than it looks!) So I was quite genuinely thrilled that he won.

Recommended Eating: Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill and Topolobampo.

Now, as for Top Chef Las Vegas... I don't have much to say yet, although I'm really liking the winners of both the quickfire (Jennifer) and the elimination (Kevin) challenges right out of the box.

I could have done without the prancing showgirls. Sigh.

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