Renowned chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio is known to Bravo’s loyal viewers as a mentor/judge on Top Chef, and with the new series Best New Restaurant he takes his culinary knowledge on a different journey.
Sixteen restaurants from Austin, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles will be spotlighted, with the winner of “Best New Restaurant” receiving an editorial feature in Bon Appétit, a featured spot at the Vegas Uncork’d global food festival, and $100,000.
During last week’s Television Critics Association press tour, Colicchio offered his thoughts on the key to a restaurant’s longevity:
One of my favorite aspects of “Top Chef” lies in Colicchio’s no-nonsense critique on food, and I asked him about the origins of his unadorned yet thorough approach in giving advice to fellow chefs:
Maggie Nemser (CEO, BlackboardEats.com) and Jeffrey Zurofsky, Colicchio’s partner in ‘wichcraft, will also aid Colicchio in finding the “best new restaurant.”
“Best New Restaurant” debuts Wednesday, January 21 on Bravo (10 pm et/pt).