Looks like we have more confirmation that the next season of Top Chef is going to be an All-Star version shot in New York City. A tipster emails in to let us know that last week an episode was shot at Michael White's Midtown restaurant Marea. Season one competitor (and villainous sommelier) Stephen Asprinio was there, too.
Top Chef is filming in NYC right now and they shot an episode in Marea last Tuesday morning - Tiffani was there, so was Angelo and Spike and the annoying top sommelier guy - forget his name - Steven? Apparently Padma is so inept at hosting that she wears an earpiece and the crew is there telling her exactly what to say through it. would explain her weird pauses and lack of seemingly any brains.
Marea was closed for lunch last Tuesday to film and its definitely an All-Star reunion. not sure if they're filming an entire season, but they 100% shot an episode here last week with no new cast - just the previous chefs.
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