If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting the kind and talented Traci Des Jardins, she of Jardinière fame and one of our local James Beard Award-winning chefs, you have an opportunity this week. Fans of Top Chef Masters know that’s Traci’s been competing on the new season, and though her schedule hasn’t permitted her to be around for the viewing parties thus far at Public House, she will be appearing Wednesday. Come watch Traci watch herself in an episode in which the master cheftestants are cooking healthy meals for Biggest Loser contestants — a job that handsome host Curtis Stone has had for a few years. Watch the preview below.
The Public House viewing party starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, using the East Coast feed of Bravo, so you can watch the show, say hi to Traci, and get to bed nice and early.
Then, Traci will be jetting off to New York next week to co-host the 2011 James Beard Awards on May 9 with Tom Colicchio and Ming Tsai.
Earlier: Curtis Stone Searching For An L.A. Restaurant Space [Grub Street LA]
Ruth Reichl Hearts Curtis Stone — and Her New Job! [Grub Street]
Tom Colicchio, Traci Des Jardins, and Ming Tsai Will Host Beard Awards [Grub Street NY]