Last night Eater was invited to Public inside the Roosevelt for a Top Chef All Stars finale viewing party hosted by Bravo. Over the course of the evening we learned several very important facts: 1) Season nine of Top Chef will be even more interactive than shows have been in the past and will play out "across different forms of media," according to a Bravo exec. 2) Brad Goreski (who was in the house last night), the "Brad" on The Rachel Zoe Project has landed his own Bravo show called It's A Brad Brad World. 3) Padma (who was also in the house last night) is very very nice. 4) The cast from The Real House Wives of Beverly Hills and OC were all at the party, Lisa Vanderpump (who owns Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills) divulged that her dog (who was also in attendance), Giggy, has both a publicist and an agent. 5) We watched a rather unmemorable snippet from Rocco DiSpirito's new Bravo show, Rocco's Dinner Party. Meh. 6) Vetro is the name of sbe's new Italian concept overtaking MI-6 and several top cheffers in attendance considered working there. They declined.
Glasses of wine in hand, all LA-based casts from Bravo, including The Housewives, Patty Stanger from Millionaire Matchmaker, Million Dollar Listing guys, Curtis Stone, Padma, plus a handful of Top Chef All Stars contestants (Elia Aboumrad, Jamie Lauren, Antonia Lofaso, Marcel Vigneron, Fabio Viviani) mixed and mingled and drank some more. While viewers at home watched Mike and Richard battle it out, guests sampled mini portions of their dishes including Mike's halibu and Richard's sweetbreads. Meanwhile, a few times throughout the evening, Padma broadcasted live from the Roosevelt with several Top Cheffers.
Around 8PM, guests shuffled upstairs to The Spare Room for the after-party and downed punch, Figgy Smalls, and bowled, despite the fact that the BH and OC Housewives took up all that bowling area seating. And did not bowl. Typical. Anyway, Eater bowled with the Top Cheffers and overheard Antonia telling a friend that she wants to open an Italian market in LA. A swell evening all around. [EaterWire]