The Texan and I are HUGE Top Chef fans. We were thrilled with the outcome of last night's Top Chef All-Stars Finale. (I won't ruin it for those who haven't seen it.)
So, we were even more thrilled when we saw a preview for next season's Top Chef Masters. Basically, Top Chef cranked up. They take chefs who already have established careers and throw them into a fierce culinary competition. We noticed that local chef Celina Tio was going to be competing. Her restaurant, Julian, is one of our faves.
Located in Brookside, Julian offers up delicious dishes featuring local and seasonal ingredients in a cozy atmosphere. Some of our recent favorites include the housemade pretzel sticks, the burger (get the fried egg on top...mmmm), and the crispy pork shoulder (served with Brussels sprout leaves - so tasty.) She also offers up a Sunday brunch which looks killer - baguette French toast, house smoked salmon. Is it Sunday yet?!
Needless to say, we will absolutely be tuning in for Top Chef Masters and cheering our local chef Celina on to victory!
Julian is located at 6227 Brookside Plaza; Top Chef Masters airs Wednesday, April 6 on Bravo.