It only seems like yesterday (actually it was in January ) that season 2 of Top Chef ended, leaving many of us baffled and rather disillusioned at the Ilan over Marcel decision. Nevertheless, season 3 is already looming on the horizon. It’s set to kick off on June 6 , with a season 1 vs. season 2 All-Star Clash. It’ll be the final four of season 2 vs. the final four, minus LeeAnne Wong (who is presumably not included since she’s on the show’s staff, so to speak) but with everyone’s love-to-hate-him target Stephen Asprinio. Marcel vs. Stephen! I have to admit I am looking forward to that at least.
Some more highlights according to the press release after the fold:
Read the full press release on the futon critic .
I’m not sure if I will be doing recaps again for the new season. When I (rather inadvertently) started my episode recaps in season 1, there weren’t many people blogging about the show. Last season there were tons, and there’s bound to be way more this season. And, season 2 really disappointed me. I’ll reserve my judgement until after the first couple of episodes, but at this point it’s more likely that I won’t be recapping every single episode. (Besides, I’ll be offline for the first 3-4 episodes.) In the meantime though the best official blog last season was LeeAnne’s, and I’m sort of looking forward to what Marcel has to say. If you’re a Top Chef junkie there will be plenty to occupy your time.