Two chefs with local connections will appear on this season of Top Chef Masters. There's Bryan Voltaggio of Volt and Range — he's the first Top Chef alumnus to make it to the Masters version. And there's Richard Sandoval, who isn't based here but operates several restaurants in Washington, including Zengo and El Centro D.F. Tim Carman, by the way, has an engrossing profile of Voltaggio in the Washington Post today, just in time for the debut.
Naturally, both chefs' restaurants are organizing watch parties in honor of the premiere tonight at 10 p.m. on Bravo. Volt's will take place on the restaurant's patio, and Voltaggio and chef de cuisine Graeme Ritchie are both expected to attend. There will be complimentary snacks, a cash and credit bar and drink specials beginning at 9 p.m. There will be drink specials at Range and Family Meal as well, for those avoiding the crowds.
Meanwhile, Masa 14, El Centro and Zengo are all viewing options for those in the Sandoval camp. There will be $5 margaritas served at all of the locations.
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Voltaggio and Ritchie [Photo: Bravo]