First it was the revelation that MTV’s traveling petri dish, The Real World, was settling in Red Hook. Then came word that Bravo’s slightly more sophisticated but no less dramalicious reality hit Top Chef was heading to Williamsburg.
Now, we may know just where the young chefs of the latter show will be hanging up their knives and resting their heads.
According to Gothamist, production assistants have been seen moving equipment into the new über-chic 20 Bayard condo building near McCarren Park. When confronted, the PA’s reportedly insisted they were just shooting a mayonnaise commercial (incidentally the same thing frequent Top Chef celebrity guest Rocco DiSpirito often tells women to get them to go home with him).
The building features an 8,000 square foot garden, gym, dog washing station and plenty of power outlets perfect for plugging in and recharging Padma Lakshmi each night.
The new season’s contestants, meanwhile, were reportedly spotted at a local Whole Foods yesterday and at Craft this morning.
No word yet on when Top Chef New York will premiere.