Los Angeles-based chef Chris Oh had never met Graham Elliot until the two teamed up for an episode of the digital series Going Off the Menu. The two chefs had a blast driving around L.A. hunting down hidden speakeasies, like a gourmet deli tucked behind a liquor store and a secret pop-up French dinner serving illegal cheese.
But before they started filming, Chris wasn't sure what to expect from Graham. "I thought he was going to be a d*****bag but he's actually really cool," Chris recently told The Feast, laughing. "We hit it off really well."
In fact, post-filming the two have struck up an intimacy over social media—at least, according to Chris. "We're having an Instagram bromance nowadays," he admitted.
It looks like things kicked off in March, with Graham posting a couple raised hands emojis on Chris' food porn pics.
Then Graham commented "YES!" with a couple lightning bolt emojis on a shot of Chris' beef bowl.
Things quickly progressed from there, with the two even toying with the idea of taking a trip to Hawaii together:
For his part, Chris seems to be playing it coy, commenting less frequently on Graham's photos. A pic of Graham's dog Schnitzel (editor's note: cutest name ever!) and a decimated couch merited a screaming face emoji from @chefchrisoh:
And Graham's photo of an undentifiable food mess with the question "What's the opposite of #FoodPorn?" also prompted Chris to chime in with "#PBS" and a halo emoji:
Could there be more between the two down the road? Chris hinted it's a possibility. "I respect him as a chef and a person, and we were joking around we might open something together, maybe in the future," he told The Feast.
Stay tuned for further developments on this blossoming relationship.
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