Now, we're all bourbon fans at The Braiser (and wine fans, and scotch fans, and beer fans, and [insert alcohol here] fans), and we're all fans of Ron Swanson, but this -- this is a pretty bad way to combine all three of those things.
Skydiving. Times Square on New Year's Eve. Stranded in the middle of the ocean. All places we'd rather be than in Amy's Baking Company, the infamous Kitchen Nightmares' restaurant that set off "an Internet firestorm." "Disneyworld for crazies" doesn't even describe this place fully -- and that's just thinking of the two co-owners, who were subject to another visit on the season premiere of Kitchen Nightmares.
Yeah, we’re cool kids who got invited to the premiere party of Top Chef: Masters, which happened last week, for some reason. Why do they hold things that far in advance? Premiere parties should be much closer to the premiere! Take a page out of Harry Potter book parties, PR folks!
Held in partnership with Chase Sapphire Preferred (there were blue potato chips everywhere, which we swear is their trademark food — we’ve seen them at other events, too), the event featured seven of the thirteen chefs appearing this season and the dishes they made in the first episode. We have to say, we’re impressed that they were able to come up with anything quite so delicious after seemingly skydiving into a field of sheep.
See what the Master cheftestants were able to whip up in the gallery below, with our apologies to Richard Sandoval, whose Seared Salmon and Beef Tiradito also tasted excellent. We scarfed it down and weren’t able to get a photo.