Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bravo Honors an "A-List Chef"

"If you're watching this you must be gay or a woman": I'm finally watching Bravo's A-List Awards, which I DVR'd last week. Kathy Griffin hosted and it's pretty funny. I just think its great that little Bravo (well not so little anymore!) decided to host a full-on awards show to salute the best in popular culture whilst pimping their own shows and of course engaging in more shameless product promotion. And as I'm watching it suddenly hit me that Bravo's audience must skew gay. Like really gay. Kathy Griffin should have been my first clue.

Anyway, one of the awards they gave out was for A-List Chef: "presented to a chef who has shown the greatest ingenuity and creativity with his or her culinary creations." The award went to Jose Andres (DC restauranteur and a guest on this season of Top Chef). The other nominees included David Chang (Momofuku/NYC), Suzanne Goin (Lucques and A.O.C./LA), and Michael Psilakis (Anthos/NYC).

After Tom Colicchio presented the award to Jose Andres, Kathy Griffin sprung a QUICKFIRE on them! They have "the commercial break" to make something delicious, which is to be judged by... the Top Chef All-Stars! But, post commercial break, Kathy Griffin choreographically drops the plates and ruins everything.

Bravo also honored an A-List restaurant: Bar Boulud (Daniel Boulud/NYC). Other nominees included: Little Owl (Joey Campanaro/NYC), Osteria Mozza (Matt Molina/LA), and Chicago's own Table 52 (Art Smith).

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