One of our favorite reality shows, Top Chef Masters, returns for a second season tomorrow night, April 7 at 10:00 PM.
In a very unusual twist for a reality show, Top Chef is inviting back past players for another attempt at the title. Graham Elliot Bowles, Wylie Dufresne, Ludo Lefebvre, Rick Moonen, Mark Peel, and Jonathan Waxman were all eliminated in the first round of Season 1, but they will return for a second shot at taking home the prize for their charity.
Also returning is host, Kelly Choi, and judges Gael Greene, James Oseland, and Jay Rayner. Joining them will be Gail Simmons who sits at judges table in the original Top Chef series as well.
From this sneak peak video, it looks like egos flare, knives fly, and a good time will be had by all viewers. The new cast is made up of a wide array of 22 culinary icons — from President Obama's favorite chef (Tony Mantuano) to half of the Two Hot Tamales (Susan Feniger) to one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” (Govind Armstrong). There are too many James Beard Award winners and cookbook authors to count and the list of their accomplishments, TV appearances, and world renowned restaurants appears endless.
Our mouths are watering and out DVRs are set. Bon appetite!