Guest judge Jean George Vongerichten samples ethnic flavors

PREMIERE: Nov 12, 2008, 10:00 PM
Episode 1: Melting Pot

Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series Top Chef: New York returns for its fifth season, bringing seventeen promising chefs to The Big Apple. Drawing inspiration from New York's diverse cuisine, the chef's team up in their first challenge to shop in various neighborhoods around the city to ultimately craft dishes influenced by the ethnic flavors of their chosen districts. One of the world's most famous chefs and restaurateurs, Jean George Vongerichten, serves as guest judge. Guest Judge: Jean-Georges VongerichtenBravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series Top Chef: New York returns for its fifth season, bringing seventeen promising chefs to The Big Apple. Drawing inspiration from New York's diverse cuisine, the chef's team up in their first challenge to shop in various neighborhoods around the city to ultimately craft dishes influenced by the ethnic flavors of their chosen districts. One of the world's most famous chefs and restaurateurs, Jean George Vongerichten, serves as guest judge.
Guest Judge: Jean-Georges Vongerichten