Chef Nicholas Elmi has worked at some of the top rated French restaurants on the east coast, including Guy Savoy (Paris), Le Bec Fin, Union Pacific, Oceana and Lutece. Nicholas has built a solid French repertoire that is constantly undated with influences from his travels as well as his upbringing in New England. In the fall of 2013, Nicholas is opening French/American resturant, Laurel, at 1617 East Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia -- the city he has called home for 13 years -- with a focus on sustainability and simplicity.
The Latest from Nicholas
After Show: Does Nina Regret Her Chef Picks?
Part I: We find out if Nina Compton regrets picking any of the chefs she chose for her finale team.
After Show: Andy: ‘Nick, Are You A Dick?’
Part II: A caller asks if Nick thinks he was represented fairly on “Top Chef,” then Andy translates to question to a, shall we say, more direct form.
After Show: Sup With the Double Dip?
Part III: A WWHL viewer calls in to ask Nina Compton and Nicholas Elmi why the chefs are always double dipping in their dishes on “Top Chef.”
Stephanie Cmar Calls in LIVE!
“Top Chef” New Orleans Cheftestant Stephanie Cmar calls in to talk with Nina Compton and Nicholas Elmi and reveals which one she hoped would be named Top Chef!
What the Chefs Learned from Emeril
Nina Compton and Nicholas Elmi talk about working with Emeril Lagasse and what they learned from the legendary chef.
Tom Talks Tough Top Chef Decisions
Tom Colicchio calls in live to talk about how difficult the decision was on this season’s “Top Chef” finale.
Nick Explains Why He Didn’t Quit
More than a few “Top Chef” fans thought Nick should have resigned earlier in the season. We get his take on the controversy.