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Twyst

Top Chef Masters Season 5

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Starts on July 24

contestants

David Burke (David Burke Townhouse, NYC);
Douglas Keane (formerly of Cyrus, Healdsburg, CA);
Sue Zemanick (Gautreau's, New Orleans);
Richard Sandoval (Richard Sandoval Restaurants);
Bryan Voltaggio (Volt, Frederick, MD);
Franklin Becker (The Little Beet, NYC);
Lynn Crawford (Ruby Watchco, Toronto, Canada);
Odette Fada (formerly of San Domenico, NYC);
Neal Fraser (formerly of Grace, Los Angeles);
Jennifer Jasinski (Bistro Vendôme, Denver, CO);
Jenn Louis (Lincoln Restaurant, Portland, OR);
Herbert Wilson (Sushi Samba, Las Vegas); and
Sang Yoon (Father's Office, Los Angeles).

http://eater.com/archives/2013/06/05/top-chef-masters-season-5-contestants-announced.php

Also, it seems ths season has an "Adventure theme"

It sounds TERRIBLE

I’ve learned that in one challenge, the chefs parachute from a plane carrying all the cooking utensils they can. They reportedly land in a field of sheep and lambs and have to immediately host a barbecue.
Read more: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/may/16/strip-scribbles-las-vegas-chefs-set-top-chef-maste/#ixzz2VMVtzlWv


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That does sound awful,, Twyst. It's all fun and games until someone gets a spiral fracture.

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So Douglas Keane won it. He deserved it, but I'm a little sad that Bryan Voltaggio just missed the top honors again. He would have been a worthy winner too.

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We like Keane and we liked Cyrus when we dined there a long time ago.

We recently had dinner at Bryan's Range and it was very good.

I'm surprised Burke made it this far - kinda floating by on his reputation, because I can't imagine he cooks very much any more.


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I've always thought Volt was one of the best places around, and I have always enjoyed Table 21 at Volt immensely. Several times.

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