hate love to admit it, but I’m addicted to Top Chef! Especially since one of the three finalists (Dale Levitski) is from Chicago. I had one of his last meals at Trio and it was yummy.
Here is Dale’s bio from the Bravo site:
HOMETOWN: Chicago, Ill.
CULINARY EDUCATION: Self-Taught
FAVORITE SIMPLE SUMMER RECIPE: Croque Monsieur
native Dale has been a chef for six years, with plans underway to open
his own restaurant. Whether he’s cooking four-star meals, diving, or
doing gymnastics, Dale’s competitive edge is undeniable. He has created
something he calls "flavor math," where the right number of spices can
bring the perfect flavor and taste. He uses French American cultural
influences in his cooking, and is serious about putting his skills to
the ultimate test. He loves the fact that the other contestants could
be "out-cooked by a queer." Dale will say what everyone else is thinking.
So GO DALE!
-Lauren Dimet Waters