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Top Chef is coming to KY

by charles.minter » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:31 pm

I can’t get into 99% of the cooking reality/competition shows but enjoy Top Chef. Unlike the others, its about the cooking not drama created for TV.

http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/t ... s-kentucky
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by James Natsis » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:37 pm

Good news. I also look forward to trying some of our Ky foods listed below by Food and Wine that, I guess, everyone in Ky always eats. I've been here for over 20 years and never or hardly had biscuits, burgoo, sorghum, mutton, country ham, or a hot brown. Maybe I'll get a Davy Crockett hat for the occasion.


"Kentucky is an ideal locale to showcase the region’s cuisine and homegrown products. Beyond bourbon, biscuits, and Hot Browns, there are country hams, sorghum, fried chicken, burgoo, and mutton on the menu, not to mention a growing and thriving restaurant scene, the food and drink-filled Kentucky Derby, and even haunted distilleries (maybe as a sequel to season 15’s The Shining challenge?)."
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by charles.minter » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:46 pm

The fact Padma Lakshmi was married to Salman Rushdie gives me hope that a guy that looks like me still has a chance with her.
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by Robin Garr » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:13 am

James Natsis wrote:I've been here for over 20 years and never or hardly had biscuits, burgoo, sorghum, mutton, country ham, or a hot brown. Maybe I'll get a Davy Crockett hat for the occasion.

I was under-impressed by the news release for the same reason, James. I'm glad Top Chef is coming, though, and I hope they do a better job of representing the region than Food & Wine did.
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by Robin Garr » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:15 am

Here's the Food & Wine report, which covers similar ground ...
http://www.foodandwine.com/news/top-che ... oodandwine
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by James Natsis » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:32 am

Yeah, this is exciting news for sure. And kudos to Bravo for making the decision, and for their press release. But I think we have to still remind folks that the Lou-Lex dining scene has very little to do with those items. We don't want to be mean, just a little snippy!
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by Iggy C » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:36 am

charles.minter wrote:The fact Padma Lakshmi was married to Salman Rushdie gives me hope that a guy that looks like me still has a chance with her.


Like Rushdie himself said, you’ve got to get some of that fatwa mystique.

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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by Steve P » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:04 pm

I can't watch this show - Padma just really creeps me out...I mean she REALLY creeps me out. :| :| :|
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by Margie L » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:24 pm

What I really love about Top Chef coming here is that they usually highlight a local chef each episode as a guest judge.
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by TimT » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:33 pm

I'm excited about it because I will get to see my hometown sights and see Louisville showcased for the food destination I believe it is. I love every dish mentioned by Food and Wine, especially (Col Newsom's) country ham and a good homemade wild game with squirrel burgoo. I have a feeling the participants will venture beyond those dishes during the season.
As the last season ended they mentioned cooking at the Derby or for a Derby event so I guess they will begin filming in late April. I hope if anyone on the list observes anything they will report to the forum! Maybe Robin will be a guest on the show at one of the larger dinners. Robin - send in your resume'. I bet Ed will make an appearance.
Speaking of the last season of Top Chef -
I hated to see either finalist lose, but I can say that Joe Flamm and his crew prepared my wife and myself the finest Porterhouse I have ever eaten at Spiaggia last fall in Chicago along with a black truffle pasta that was heavenly.
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by Heather L » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:16 am

TimT wrote:I'm excited about it because I will get to see my hometown sights and see Louisville showcased for the food destination I believe it is. I love every dish mentioned by Food and Wine, especially (Col Newsom's) country ham and a good homemade wild game with squirrel burgoo. I have a feeling the participants will venture beyond those dishes during the season.
As the last season ended they mentioned cooking at the Derby or for a Derby event so I guess they will begin filming in late April. I hope if anyone on the list observes anything they will report to the forum! Maybe Robin will be a guest on the show at one of the larger dinners. Robin - send in your resume'. I bet Ed will make an appearance.
Speaking of the last season of Top Chef -
I hated to see either finalist lose, but I can say that Joe Flamm and his crew prepared my wife and myself the finest Porterhouse I have ever eaten at Spiaggia last fall in Chicago along with a black truffle pasta that was heavenly.


I'm excited as well. I love Top Chef! And I will say that the last season was probably my favorite so far - just a phenomenal batch of chefs. Talent across the field.
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by Margie L » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:31 pm

Anyone see anything going on? The Bravo website says that it is currently filming.
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by Mary Anne » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:57 am

I know the crew have been eating at Pho Cafe on Bardstown... :D
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by Margie L » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:37 am

They have good taste!
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Re: Top Chef is coming to KY

by Adriel Gray » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:30 pm

James Natsis wrote: Maybe I'll get a Davy Crockett hat for the occasion.


Sir,, you surely must mean Daniel Boone, not that sissy Crockett, he was from Tennessee. :roll:

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