NYC Restaurant Week – Top Chef Cook-Off

Cook Off

NYC’s Restaurant Week is just around the corner.

Twice a year, some of New York’s finest restaurants offer special menus for a reduced price.

Throughout the city, restaurants participate in “Restaurant Week” where they offer a three-course lunch for $24.07 (& some even offer dinner for $35). Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try out a restaurant that may usually be out of your budget, or test some new restaurants with a little less financial risk. (from

But if you’re a Top Chef fan, head over to Union Square Park in NYC on Tuesday, June 12 at noon for a Restaurant Week Kick-Off Cook-Off. Hosted by Padma Lakshmi and judged by Tom Colicchio and 4 of NY’s premiere restaurateurs, Ilan and Sam from season 2 will square off in a quick-fire competition.

At the June 12 event, the 30-minute quickfire challenge will be staged on the set of an actual kitchen with monitors for onlookers to watch the event. It will be judged by a panel of NYC restaurateurs and chefs, including Tom Colicchio, “Top Chef” 3 Miami head judge and co-founder of Craft Restaurants, and Mr. Nieporent, one of the culinary world’s most celebrated figures. “Top Chef” Season 3 host and cookbook author Padma Lakshmi will serve as emcee. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate New York and its best restaurants than with a cook-off between two ‘Top Chefs’ from New York,” said Jason Klarman, EVP Marketing & Digital, Bravo. (from Broadcast Newsroom)

The three-course lunches go for $24.07, and the dinners for $35. Among the participants this year are City Hall, City Lobster, Chin Chin, and new participant
Gordon Ramsay maze.

For more information on NYC Restaurant Week go to

Photo from Blogging Top Chef.


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