And the finale location is...

Jan 20, 2009 - The Dish

Yes, Top Chef fans, we heard you! We're happy to announce that Top Chef: New York's finale will take place in ... NEW ORLEANS! You've been leaving comments on our Top Chef blogs for seasons now, urging us to head down to the bayou, and now we are. New Orleans staple Emeril Lagasse will serve as guest judge. So, bam! (Sorry -- I couldn't resist.)

A supersized episode and a shocking twist will change the face of game as the field is narrowed from four to three on Wednesday, February 18 at 10/9c. The three finalists face an extra special challenge and the winner will be revealed on Wednesday, February 25 at 10/9c on the season finale.

New Orleans, here we come!

- Monica A. Reyhani