First ‘Top Chef’ Spoiler of the Year Comes Courtesy of the ‘Today’ Show

Tom Colicchio on Today.Photo courtesy NBC.comTom Colicchio went on the Today show this morning to offer an early Top Chef spoiler of the new season. Colicchio claimed the judges were deadlocked on dishes prepared by thirteen cheftestants, so he asked Today’s Meredith Viera, Kathy Lee Gifford, Natalie Morales, and Hoda Kotb to help out. The challenge was, of course, to create something you could prepare on Today. The winner would have the chance to make his dish on the morning show. A tomato, watermelon, and Feta-cheese salad with basil oil and balsamic vinegar received top honors. Amuse Biatch, who alerted us to the clip, has a great minute-by-minute commentary.

Top Chef Taste Test [Today, via Amuse Biatch]