I’ve watched Top Chef since season two. Not afraid to admit that. The production quality is quick and entertaining. The chefs themselves are usually interesting. I like that Top Chef keeps the focus on the food and the dramas between the chefs in the kitchen – instead of the bedroom like a lot of reality shows.
Top Chef Masters to me isn’t quite as entertaining, but Rick Bayless has been fun to watch. Bayless is an OKC native who specializes in Mexican cooking and is a big dog with two restaurants in Chicago.
Wednesday night, Bayless advanced to the Top Chef Masters finals which will be August 19 on Bravo at 9:15 pm.
I did a debrief with The Oklahoman’s Food Editor Dave Cathey, aka The Food Dude, aka @thefooddood. Cathey says the “Vegas favorite” would be Hubert Keller, a French chef.
Our friend Ryan Parrott, owner and chef at Iguana Grill in downtown OKC, will host a watch party on Wednesday. We are planning some live coverage and video from the scene. Cathey says Bayless has agreed to call in after the show.