Understanding that a lot of Top Chef fans wish that they could live the lives of their favorite cheftestant, a New York-based tour company has started offering an "interactive" Top Chef food tour of Manhattan. In addition to leading TC fans willing to plunk down $45 to various grocery stores and restaurants featured on the show, the tour offers the promise of meeting a real, live, former cheftestant -- Season 4's Nikki Cascone!
How does the tour company arrange for the group to meet Nikki? By showing up to her restaurant in the hopes she'll be there, of course! From the ABC News article, on the tour:
"one of the most popular stops on the tour is 24 Prince, a trendy bistro co-owned by Nikki Cascone, a chef who was a contestant on the show. The tour group sits at the bar, takes a trivia quiz, and enjoys snacks like flatbreads topped with cheese and veggies. Cascone drops by whenever she's available to chat and share her experiences from the show"While the tour is currently only available in NYC, there are a lot of Top Cheffers in a lot of different cities across the country, so don't be surprised if a similar tour comes to a city near you.
· Interractive NYC Tour Themed on "Top Chef" [ABCNews]
· In The Steps Of Top Chef [City Food Tours]
· All Top Chef Coverage On Eater [-EN-]