Blais opened his Tongue and Cheek in Cafe Martinique, the French restaurant from celeb chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The restaurant is a more upscale-looking place, with a wrought-iron birdcage elevator, a mahogany staircase and etched glass windows. Isabella opted to house his Iz restaurant in Seafire, a steakhouse. The wood-filled space has large chandeliers, rustic brick, mosaic flooring and painted pressed-metal ceilings.
Meanwhile, Padma was at the Hollywood Roosevelt's new Public Kitchen and Bar, the site of the West Coast TC finale party. She was in the hotel's contemporary American restaurant to do live coverage of the night's big event. Padma got a chance to talk to Fabio and some other Bravo celebs, using that term loosely, of course. Now, which hotels will be in the upcoming Top Chef Masters?
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