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Celeb Chefs Stop at Estadio, Toki While in Town

Having the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaning Show in town over the weekend meant stars from Food Network, Top Chef and beyond were seen dining all over in DC.

A rep sends word that Giada de Laurentiis, Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio all dined together at Estadio Friday night. On Twitter, Estadio owner Mark Kuller told Colicchio that Craft was a model for his first restaurant, Proof.

Simmons was also spotted at Toki Underground Thursday evening (perhaps taking a cue from José Andrés and Ferran Adrià?). She Tweeted that she had a "warm, soulful meal" there after escaping the many power outages of New York.

Freelance food writer Rina Rapuano reports that Jacques Pepin dined at Central when he was in town. Not surprising he might pay a visit to a restaurant from fellow French chef Michel Richard. UPDATE: A rep for Central confirms Pepin's appearance.

And Andrés thanked Simmons and Colicchio for coming to Minibar (guess they got an early look), though sounds like they may have just been there for cocktails.


· José Andrés Hits Toki Underground with Ferran Adrià [-EDC-]
· The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show [Official Site]

[Photo: Giada de Laurentiis/]

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