[11/27/07 - 10:08 AM]
Fan Favorites Return on Bravo's "Top Chef Holiday Special"
Stephen Asprinio, Tiffani Faison, Betty Fraser, Marcel Vigneron, Josie Smith-Malave, Chris "C.J." Jacobson, "Tre" Wilcox and Sandee Birdsong will battle it out for a grand prize of $20,000.

[via press release from Bravo]



Bravo Partners With LimeLife, Inc. For New "Top Chef Challenge" Mobile Game

NEW YORK � November 27, 2007 � It's every chef for themselves in this heated competition when "Top Chef" fan favorites from season one, two and three come together to prepare a holiday meal the judges won't forget on Bravo's "Top Chef Holiday Special," Thursday, December 6 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Season One's Stephen Asprinio and Tiffani Faison, Season Two's Betty Fraser, Marcel Vigneron and Josie Smith-Malave and Season Three's Chris "C.J." Jacobson, "Tre" Wilcox and Sandee Birdsong will battle it out for a grand prize of $20,000. Alfred Portale (Chef at New York's Gotham Bar and Grill), Eric Ripert (Executive Chef at Le Bernardin in New York), Alan Wong (chef and restaurateur, Hawaii Regional Cuisine), Elizabeth Falkner (Executive Pastry Chef and owner of Citizen Cake in San Francisco) and Norman Van Aken (Owner of Norman's Restaurant in Miami/Orlando) join the judges' table alongside host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judges Ted Allen and Gail Simmons to see who will walk away as the "Top Chef," this holiday season.

Also launching December 6 is Bravo's new mobile game "Top Chef Challenge." Designed and developed by leading mobile publisher LimeLife, Inc., the game is set behind-the-scenes of a Tom Colicchio fictional restaurant. Players customize their character and enter the game's virtual kitchen as an entry-level dishwasher and can advance to "Top Chef," gain 5-star status and fame along the way with commentary and advice from show host, Padma Lakshmi. A series of mini-games and culinary challenges test reflexes, memory and patience to prove you have what it takes to be the next "Top Chef." As an added bonus, the Trivia Challenge mini-game lets players demonstrate their culinary knowledge to earn extra points. Top Chef Challenge will be available for a one-time download charge of $6.99 or $2.99 monthly subscription fee (where available) at major U.S. carriers. Consumers should check with their carrier for handset compatibility.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.

  [november 2007]  


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