Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Willows Whiten, Aspen Quivers as the Lady and the Shallots Come to Town: "Top Chef" Semifinal Gets Underway

Snack is reporting that the remaining cast and crew of Top Chef are reconvening in Aspen, Colorado, to film the show's semifinal.

Earlier, Tom Colicchio told Lesley at Eater LA that he would be in Los Angeles "until we tape the final show. The reveal is live, we taped everything up until that. We haven't told them who won yet."

This seems to be a little bit of a contradiction, but perhaps it's just a question of semantics, finale vs. semifinal.

At any rate, Snack, reporting that Tre Wilcox has been on vacation in New York, seems to imply that Tre is participating in the semifinal/finale. We can't say we're surprised.

Update: Apparently some kind of filming is going on. Gawker reports that Eric Ripert's wife said the fish-lipped seafood wonder is "in Aspen being a judge for 'Top Chef!'"


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, this may mean nothing, but CJ logged onto his MySpace page yesterday. As did Sara N.

Sara M. logged on today.

Casey hasn't logged in since Saturday. Neither has Dale.

Brian hasn't since last Thursday.

Haven't seen pages for Hung, Howie or Tre.

The Big Shamu said...

Oh lord, Eric Ripert is in the state of Colorado???? He's as good as kidnapped and tied up in the Java Junkie's kitchen.
Not that I have any knowledge of his current location or of her involvement.
(Crap, now I have to go into hiding)

rob said...
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rob said...

Eric Ripert was attracted to Colorado by the smell of fish. Turns out it was just Padma.

eggplant said...

Thanks for finding and sharing the Snack and Gawker items! Snack does make a good point about adjustments needing to be made cooking at that altitude, though. Not just baking, but cooking rice and pasta at 7000-8000 feet is a little different from what most people are accustomed to. And Tre has quite the penchant for risotto . . .