‘Iron Chef’ Forgione Loses to Fellow New Yorker

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Photo: Melissa Hom

Marc Forgione is still celebrating his Next Iron Chef victory, but during his first outing on Iron Chef America last night, he lost to Bagatelle chef Nicolas Cantrel, in an episode judged by Forgione’s old boss Laurent Tourondel. Bagatelle reps tells us the winning Gruyère-inspired dishes (including gougères, Parisian gnocchi, and Gruyère-stuffed veal with aligot) will be served at the bistro next month, Monday through Wednesdays.