The twelfth season of Top Chef brings contestants to Boston, the “Cradle of Liberty”.
Producers of the show have capitalized on the many historic sites and cultural highlights of the city. Special guests have included the Fire Chief and Police Commissioner, and challenges have included themes such as The Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s famous ride that gave us the phrase “one if by land, two if by sea”, and The Curse of the Bambino, which also happened to be a few of Brad Reifler’s favorites in the history of the show..
The latest episode, which aired on November 5, brings the remaining 12 contestants to Cheers, the famous bar that shares its name with the popular TV show of the 80’s.
As the episode began, none other than George Wendt greeted the contestants alongside host Padma Lakshmi. In an challenge that asked for elevated bar food, Katsuji claimed the prize and immunity for the elimination challenge.
This immunity proved to be quite valuable, as Katsuji would have been likely to be eliminated in a later challenge that was essentially a less stressful version of “Restaurant Wars”. Rebecca and James ended up being the losers in the double elimination episode.