Here’s Your Chance to Get a Taste of Bravo’s Top Chef
For more than 15 seasons of Top Chef, the only people lucky enough to try the contestants’ exquisite on-screen creations were the judges and their select guests. Now, Philly foodies and Bravo fans alike can taste the show’s award-winning cuisine for themselves.
Tucked into The Concourse at Comcast Center, Top Chef Quickfire is now open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Expect to find an exclusive menu entirely inspired by the storied food competition.
A selection of gourmet starters, salads, sandwiches, entrées and desserts all draw on the long-running series and its many spinoffs, including Top Chef Junior and Top Chef Masters. With thousands of dishes in the show’s history, the menu will frequently rotate to feature winning creations and seasonal flavors.
Dig into a cheesy, spicy queso fundido burger from decorated restauranteur Rick Bayless or perfectly seasoned matzo ball soup from recent competitor Sara Bradley. While not prepared by the “cheftestants” themselves, the standout entrées feature the same innovative cooking that makes the judges’ jobs so enviable.
Top Chef alum and Philly native Eddie Konrad consulted on the rotating menu, which currently features a must-try dish from another hometown favorite, Nicholas Elmi. The Season 11 winner and chef-owner of Laurel, Elmi inspired one of the most popular orders: a zesty shrimp po’ boy with sriracha remoulade, shaved fennel and crispy pancetta on a fresh Amoroso roll.
To celebrate the Season 17 premiere, stop by Top Chef Quickfire on March 19 for special in-store festivities. Check ComcastCenterCampus.com for more information.
Like the fast-paced challenge it’s named after, Top Chef Quickfire offers several speedy options. With touchscreen kiosks, a well-stocked grab-and-go case and mobile ordering coming soon, busy Center City lunch-goers can pick up gourmet options on the fly. Top Chef fans may appreciate lingering at the sit-down counter. With views of the open kitchen, snagging one of these stools feels like a behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy-decorated show itself.
Visit Top Chef Quickfire at The Concourse at Comcast Center between 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.This is a paid partnership between Comcast and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio