Life After Top Chef, which premiered last night, takes you inside the lives of Spike Mendelsohn, Jennifer Carroll, Richard Blais and Fabio Viviani -- giving you a glimpse inside their actual lives post-Chef. Continuing in that vain, we went one step further by getting guided tours of their homes for you, because you don't truly know someone until you find out what's in their fridge or what their bedding situation is.
As it turns out, Jen and Spike are living well city style, while Richard and Fabio opt for a little more lax suburbs-and-house place to rest their heads. Let's take the tours, shall we?
Fabio's Los Angeles pad is probably the most modest of the bunch, though he still goes big where it counts. While settling for a rickety entertainment stand that literally sways to the touch, Fabio can at least relax in comfort with his massive king couch. Oh, and he's also the only one of the four with an in-home filming studio with an extra kitchen so he can shoot videos in the comfort of his own home. And yes, there's two turtles -- and he even keeps their vitamins in the refrigerator to stay fresh. *swoon*
Across the country, Jen is all about sky-high luxury in her Philadelphia high-rise apartment, complete with stunning views, an open floor plan and a kitchen tricked out with an espresso maker that has us green with caffiene-fueled jealousy. Another highlight of Ms. Carroll's crib is a massage chair that reclines to sleeping position, perfect for that coffee comedown. And you might recognize the art that graces her bedroom wall, as it's a poster from Top Chef season six, which she first competed on.
Spike seems to be living the bachelor's dream. His Washington D.C. house is actually an old school, complete with water fountains, urinals and 100-year-old floors that give it some serious charm. But, let us not forget this is Spike, so there's also a massive graffiti mural in the living room, "a piano which I suck at" according to Spike and a sleek pool in the backyard. And after a few sex references, Spike even shows off his black-on-black Infiniti and motor scooter, perfect for zipping around the nation's capital.
Lastly, Richard Blais shows off his Atlanta house which he says is "one part frat house, one part crazy kids' playpen." Sure, there's video games and a kitchen pantry filled with Richard's crazy gadgets and ingredients, but the real showstopper of this video is his Adorable (yes, that's with a capital A) daughter Riley, who graciously introduces us to her dolls and teddy bears. And though Richard isn't rocking an Infiniti like Spike, he does show off his car: The Toyota Corolla that he won while on Top Chef.