Top Chef Cruise Adds Fabio Viviani, Hubert Keller Dance Party
Fabio Viviani will make this cruise the Love Boat.
Once again the good people at Bravo have found a way to delight us and scare the pants off of us at the same time.
The cable network that has given us all those Real Housewives, Rachel Zoe, and Padma Lakshmi know how to put on a good train wreck. So now it's time for the most awesome shipwreck of all time.
The Top Chef cruise, announced a few months ago, has been upsized with more cheftestants announced and new activities planned.
In addition to Tom Collicchio and Gail Simmons, Top Chef Masters Hubert Keller and Tim Love will set sail on April 11, 2013 for a fun-filled cruise on the Celebrity Constellation. In between bouts of Top Cheffery, the ship with visit Key West and Cozumel. Best of all? It sails out of our own backyard, bitches -- the Port of Miami!
You want cheftestants? They've got cheftestants. A dozen of them, including Richard Blais; Jennifer Carrol; Tiffany Derry; Chris Hanmer; Mike Isabella; Spike Mendelsohn; Yigit Pura; Paul Qui; Hosea Rosenberg; Angelo Sosa; Casey Thompson; and dreamboat (pin intended) Fabio Viviani.
Activities announced so far include a Top Chef experience in the ship's kitchen, a chance to participate in interactive quickfire challenges, a dining in the dark evening, and (most awesome) -- the Hubert Keller dance party, featuring chef Keller spinning all your favorite tunes!
Prices start at $899 for an inside stateroom and go up to $1,699 for a concierge class veranda stateroom (based on double occupancy). That, of course, includes all of the kick-ass Top Cheffing and schmoozing (but, sadly, doesn't include booze). To book a cabin (and we totally want to go), visit topchefthecruise.com. Here's a promo video:
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