Top Chef Tea Leaves
10 Arts Bistro & Lounge is hosting two weeks of Top Chef parties as Jennifer Carroll is competing in the two-part finale and we’re playing read the press release tea leaves.
On Wednesday, December 2, guests are invited to watch the Top Chef culinary action unfold from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Fans can savor Chef Carrollâ€™s $35, three-course Bistro Supper menu or relax in the lounge with cocktails and light bites. The season finale will be shown on large flat-screen TVs throughout the bistro and lounge. Guests can purchase a â€œBet on Jenâ€ button for one dollar each. Proceeds will be donated to Philabundance, the regionâ€™s largest hunger relief organization.
On Wednesday, December 9, fans are invited to watch the Top Chef finale via a special prix fixe dinner and celebratory screening in the lounge. Guests joining 10 Arts for dinner will partake in a special, multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Carroll and Pastry Chef Monica Glass, highlighting the best of the regional harvest. As a memento of the evening, each guest will receive an autographed menu from Chef Carroll. The dinner is priced at $65 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, and is the sole menu option of the evening.
Throughout the night, guests can watch the final three chefâ€™testants battle for the title of â€œTop Chef,â€ while sipping complimentary vodka and champagne tastings, and can take part in a champagne toast to honor Chef Carroll. Specially priced cocktails from 10 Artsâ€™ new drink menu will be available throughout the evening, such as The Ri-Pear, made with Grey Goose La Poire, muddled pear, simple sugar and a splash of white cranberry. Guests can enjoy Chef Carrollâ€™s light bites like her signature Warm Soft Pretzels, served with creamy cheddar sauce, jalapeno jam and dijon mustard.
Hmmm, autographed menus, Champagne toasts? Sounds like what you would expect from a victory dinner, no?
If you do plan on going, reservations are of course recommended.