With just three spots up for grabs before the final stages on Top Chef Masters, New York, New York chef Anita Lo is set to compete with Douglas Rodriguez, John Besh, and Mark Peel for a highly coveted place in the final six.
Just before the episode airs on Bravo tomorrow, however, The Examiner reports that chef Anita's restaurant Annisa was razed by fire Friday night causing it to close down indefinitely. The fourth episode favorite, for her part, confirmed that she is determined to rebuild the restaurant.
So far, three chefs have qualified for the final stages of the Top Chef upgrade. The list includes Hubert Keller of Fleur de Lys, Suzanne Tracht of Jar, and Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill.
In other Top Chef Masters news, How I Met Your Mother star and comedian Neil Patrick Harris is set to appear on the Bravo cooking show as dinner host. The episode, airing Wednesday 10pm, will feature Harris on the Magic Castle in Hollywood to be wined and dined by the contestants. The elimination challenge will reportedly feature creating a delicious meal for Harris and his friends.
"I can pair sake with everything. It's my favorite," he says regarding one of the dish and his favorite Japanese rice wine.