‘Top Chef’ Exclusive: A Chef’s Chef

At this point, we have no idea whether Ilan Hall will take the Top Chef title tonight after a profile of him as winner leaked on Food & Wines Website, the magazine revealed that they also profiled Marcel as champ. But theres one thing we do know, and its exclusive: Ilans underground favorite restaurant. In an interview a few weeks back, Hall recommended Chez Le Chef, speaking highly of Chef Frdric Piepenburg, himself a minor celebrity. Its really tasty, old-world Austrian and French food, said Hall. You can order breakfast in bed, and hell deliver the whole meal in a basket, picnic-style. Just give him 24 hours in advance. He bakes all his breads, he makes all his desserts. Hes this crazy old baker that has this gigantic moustache that sort of connects to his hair. I think the restaurant is also his apartment. Theres no one like him. Jada Yuan