US Open-themed "Top Chef" episode to air Wednesday, Dec. 22

December 20, 2010 11:18 AM
The 2010 cast of the "Top Chef"
During the 2010 US Open, the cooking show, "Top Chef," filmed one of this season’s episodes on the historic grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

That episode is scheduled to debut this week on Wednesday, Dec. 22, on Bravo at 10 p.m. ET.

2010 Primetime Emmy Award-winning "Top Chef" returned to New York City for Season 8, with host Padma Lakshmi and head judge chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judges Gail Simmons and, new this season, best-selling author and chef Anthony Bourdain.

The Dec. 22 episode is the fourth episode of Season 8 and was shot on the court of Louis Armstrong Stadium the Thursday during qualifying week at the 2010 US Open. Professional tennis player Taylor Dent and celebrity chef Tony Mantuano (of Chicago’s Spiaggia and creator of the US Open Wine Bar Food) are guest chefs on the episode.

Below is a list of this year’s chefs competing for the top prize.

Top Chef All Stars:
Elia Aboumrad; Season 2, final four – ELIMINATED Dec. 1
Stephen Asprinio; Season 1, top five – ELIMINATED Dec. 15
Richard Blais; Season 4 finalist
Jennifer Carroll; Season 6, final four – ELIMINATED Dec. 8
Tiffany Derry; Season 7, top five
Tiffani Faison; Season 1 finalist
Carla Hall; Season 5 finalist
Mike Isabella; Season 6, top seven
Jamie Lauren; Season 5, top seven
Dale Levitski; Season 3 finalist – ELIMINATED Dec. 15
Antonia Lofaso; Season 4, final four
Spike Mendelsohn; Season 4, top five
Angelo Sosa; Season 7 finalist
Dale Talde; Season 4, top six
Casey Thompson; Season 3 finalist and Fan Favorite
Marcel Vigneron; Season 2 finalist
Fabio Viviani; Season 5, final four and Fan Favorite
Tre Wilcox; Season 3, top eight
Remember to tune in this Wednesday, and you may even find a recipe to serve this holiday season!