“Bravo presents Top Chef Kitchen, an impressive four-course dining experience from Bravo’s Emmy®- and James Beard Award-winning television series, Top Chef. Located in the heart of New York City’s TriBeCa”—in the old Centrico space—”and open for a limited time, Top Chef Kitchen will give fervent Top Chef fans the opportunity to taste Top Chef-caliber food”—LOL—”prepared by the series’ roster of alumni Che’testants. Each week, a new pair of Top Chefs will be on-site to execute a creative menu as well as interact with the restaurant guests.” It’s open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday from Oct. 16 through Nov. 18, and the website has an OpenTable interface, although I couldn’t get any available reservation times to show up. And then I saw the pricing and I figured I’d rather eat at Corton: “Four-Course Prix Fixe Menu $95, beverage, tax and service charge not included. Four-Course Prix Fixe Menu with Wine Pairings $125, tax and service charge not included.”
Here are sample Top Chef Kitchen menus [PDF] from Edward Lee and Mike Isabella.
But wait, there’s more! “Enjoy an eight-course Top Chef Kitchen tasting menu along with expertly chosen wine pairings. In the most coveted seats in the house, Chef’s Table guests will interact with the Chef’testants, watch the creative process unfold, and enjoy an unobstructed view of the action. Chef’s Table Pricing: $250 (tax and service charge included). The Chef’s Table is a communal experience for parties of fewer than 8 guests.”