For season 11, Top Chef is headed to New Orleans and ETonline scored an exclusive video featuring Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson and New Orleans native Emeril Lagasse explaining what makes the city such prime place for TV's preeminent culinary competition.
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"Out of any city, even New York, it's the only city in the united states that truly has its own micro-culture of food," Lakshmi says. Press play to get a sneak peek of the judges filming Top Chef's season 11 promo and teasing what you can expect from the cheftestants this season!
Top Chef premieres October 2 and 10 p.m. on Bravo.