As the Vegas season of Top Chef nears its end, the Bravo folks are sending the remaining cheftestants out of Sin City and into Wine Country. The final two episodes were filmed in the Napa Valley, and Rutherford Hill and Chimney Rock wineries will play host to the December 9 finale. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat noted that cast members were spotted at Brix, and that Cyrus was temporarily closed two weeks ago while the cast was staying at the Le Mars Hotel. Bravo’s announcement is below.
NEW YORK - November 2, 2009 - On Bravo’s “Top Chef: Las Vegas,” the final chef’testants gear up for the high-stakes finale as the final four travel to Napa and get narrowed down to three on Wednesday, December 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. In a very dramatic and pressure-filled final challenge, the three finalists get a surprise wake-up and fight for the title of “Top Chef” where only one winner will be named on Wednesday, December 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
The finale was filmed at the Rutherford Hill and Chimney Rock wineries in Napa Valley, and will feature wines from Terlato Wines International, vintner of the new Top Chef Quickfire Cabernet Sauvignon and Quickfire Chardonnay.
The season might be winding down, but BravoTV.com’s coverage of “Top Chef: Las Vegas” isn’t. During the season’s final days, fans can visit the site for personal videos and photos from Napa from “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons and Bravo exec Andy Cohen. Also, check out never-before-seen home videos, hidden talents, and lightning round Q & A’s with the chefs, plus, play blackjack, slots and poker in the Top Chef Casino. (Don’t worry, you won’t lose a penny!) Viewers will once again be able to vote and crown one chef the Top Chef Season six Fan Favorite. And, because we are in Las Vegas we’re raising the stakes by extending online voting for Fan Favorite until the end of the season. Voting begins November 11 via text message, on BravoTV.com and for the first time ever on m.BravoTV.com from web-enabled mobile phones.
This week, the Vegas contestants make room for some past “Top Chef” favorites as Bravo hosts “Top Chef: All Stars Dinner” on Wednesday, November 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Season five fan-favorite Fabio Viviani hosts an all-star get-together complete with a challenge as past chef’testants rehash their favorite moments on the series. The allstar chefs, a mixture of fan favorites and winners, include Harold Dieterle, Marcel Vigneron, Ilan Hall, Dale Levitski, Casey Thompson, Hung Huynh, Richard Blais, Carla Hall and Stefan Richter. Viewers will see Marcel and Fabio go head to head, and Carla and Casey confront each other for the first time since the controversial season five finale.
Next week on “Top Chef: Las Vegas” it’s hotel heaven for the six remaining chef’testants when they’re asked to whip up the perfect breakfast in bed dish, on Wednesday, November 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Noted food journalist and author of How To Eat Nigella Lawson serves as guest judge.
The Emmy-nominated Magical Elves produce “Top Chef: Las Vegas.” Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz (“Top Chef Masters,” “Project Runway,” “Top Design”), Liz Cook and Casey Kriley serve as executive producers. Nan Strait serves as co-executive producer.
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