Housewives and chef-testants aplenty come out for the show's big finale party.

on Jul 18, 2012 - The Dish

Around the World in 80 Plates

The finale of Around the World in 80 Plates will bring the show's first season to an end tonight, and during the big finale party in New York City, everyone was talking about the globetrotting culinary show. We were on the red carpet and inside the party, talking with not just with the final contestants, but also hosts Cat Cora and Curtis Stone ... plus some Housewives who also happened to be on hand.

Steve "Nookie" Postal, who suffered a life-threatening medical scare following the show, says that while his strategy during the show was a step above everyone else's, he was pretty ill prepared for the journey, both in the clothing and running categories. As for the Housewives, Aviva Drescher and Heather Thomson both have a thing for lemon chicken, while LuAnn de Lesseps is all about Italy.

Check it out below and make sure to tune into the 80 Plates finale tonight at 10p!