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The 'Top Chef' Finale Sees Hotel Action in LA and the Bahamas

March 31, 2011 at 9:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

While everyone's pulling out his best Tom Colicchio face and judging Richard Blais and Michael Isabella's four-course menu (Blais, you should have went with the Cap'n Crunch ice cream) on last night's Top Chef finale, we are scoping out all of the hotels featured on the all-stars competition.

The last two cheftestants were left to duke it out over the stove in the Bahamas. Of course, they holed up on the island's hotel-for-the-stars, The Cove Atlantis. The chefs, who stayed in an earth-toned suite with floor-to-ceiling windows, each chose one of the 21 Atlantis restaurants in which to set up their own one-night-only eateries.

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?

[Photo: PadmaLakshmi's TwitPic]

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