Eater National has all the details plus full press release on Top Chef Washington D.C., and along with the regular line up of judges, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons, comes new addition chef Eric Ripert. As for contestants, two LA locals make the cut, Alex Reznik executive chef of Ivan Kane’s Café Wa s (who Eater caught auditioning back in November) and Amanda Baumgarten, sous chef at Ford's Filling Station. Nicely done.
Hive Hospitality will open Jônt, plus an a la carte dinner restaurant at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills
Find plenty of noodles, oodles of wine, and only 20 seats at Spina