Working in Flatiron today brought me to the tent and tour of Bravo’s Top Chef. The show just completed its fifth season and is filmed in NYC of course. A large crowd gathered around the tent, mostly people coming from Madison Square Park after getting a Shake Shack burger, but also a mix of Flatiron District shoppers and tourists.
The show Top Chef offers a fascinating window into the competitive environment of the restaurant business while the Top Chef Tour offers some photo opts and rather disgusting samples. The sample I had the patience to wait for was oatmeal blended with a mix of fruits and nuts which sounded safe but made me want to gag. Apparently there were some demonstrations earlier by last year’s contestant Nikki Cascone and the most recent winner Hosea Rosenberg, but I missed that.