Los Angeles Times
Why ‘Top Chef ’ fancies London
The show is cooking up something special overseas to celebrate a milestone season.
LONDON — During the filming of the 20th season of “Top Chef” last fall, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons were tasked with judging three courses of Wellingtons — a classic British dish that suits the newest location of the series.
For this particular episode, the trio were joined by Kirk Westaway, the executive chef at the two-star Michelin restaurant Jaan, at Tobacco Dock, an events space that dates back to the early 19th century. It’s one of many iconic London locations that will be featured on “Top Chef: World All-Stars,” the latest edition of Bravo’s reality competition series and the first season to take place entirely outside of the U.S. The milestone season is set to begin Thursday.
The format, where contestants compete in a quick
When: Thursday, 9 p.m.
Streaming: Next day on Peacock
Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)