Eric Leven

Hot Plate

Filed By Eric Leven | November 14, 2008 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Bear meat, Bravo, reality shows, sexy celebrities, Top Chef


Bearmeat.pngOk- let's just healthily skirt the protesting for a moment and get back to some basics:

Can we just talk about the new bear meat on this season of Top Chef?

Just so you know his name is Richard and yes, I'm totally bananas for him. He's sweet and fun and funny as well. Is he killing you, too? Shall I get the coffin ready?

According to his Bravo bio:

"Richard is the Executive Sous Chef at Confidential Restaurant & Loft in the Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego. Richard grew up in food service. His father has served as a restaurant manager for years and his mother and stepfather have owned several bagel businesses in Long Island where Richard spent many summers during his youth. He's been trained by world traveled chefs in classic French techniques and their modern applications. His motto in the kitchen is, "Keep it simple (stupid)" - and he likes to do just that by keeping his plates simple and infused with natural harmony versus chaotic noise. At Confidential, Richard likes to "play" with his food through the small plates style of dining, which allows him to create many new dishes for his guests to combine. On the side, he also works at the San Diego bar, Pecs."

Well Richard, consider this an open invite for you to come over, take your shirt off and cook dinner for me any time.


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Isn't he a little young for you, Eric...?

My Amuse Bouche was relegated to the bin on the first night. Boo hoo.

Father Tony:

Richard and I happen to be the same age and lately my hotdog has been surprisingly noticing men of my demographic's buns.


Eric, this is sad news. We of the demographic that had previously caught your eye will miss the attention. The room temperature is suddenly colder.

Well, it's a good thing I'm in between Tony and Eric in age. I can catch him as he slides past me. *grins* What? I'm hairy too! LOL

Maybe you can offer to be his sous chef...since it sounds like you wouldnt mind working under him :)

Richard is indeed cute. I also thought Daniel (he of the unusual beard cut-outs) was looking pretty sexy. And goateed Hosea isn't bad either. It's a bear buffet this season, and hooray for that!

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | November 15, 2008 12:08 AM

I just saying that Richard is worth protesting for.