Newly Crowned Top Chef Master Headed to Chicago

Marcus Samuelsson to host Bootcamp BBQ

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    Marcus Riley
    C-House executive Chef Nicole Pederson and owner Marcus Samuelsson.

    Now that he's been crowned "Top Chef Master," Marcus Samuelsson is gonna be one red-hot commodity.

    He's a New Yorker, but Chicago's also claiming him seeing as his C-House restaurant in the Affinia hotel is one of the hottest seafood spots to open in years.

    Samuelsson and his team will head up to rooftop lounge C-View for BBQ Bootcamp, an open-air grilling exhibition on June 26-27.

    Guests will be treated to a cocktail reception, BBQ prepared by the chefs and a gift bag. Higher-priced packages are also available that include a room at the hotel.

    Samuelsson took the crown Wednesday night in the finale of Bravo's "Top Chef" spinoff, receiving particular plaudits for his Salt-cured duck with foie gras flan. Among the judges was Chicago Chef Rick Bayless, who won the first season of the show.

    BBQ from a master. Sure beats the burnt offerings you're used to chowing down on at your usual family backyard feast.

    June 26-27, noon-2 p.m., $75-$339

    Audarshia Townsend is the creator of the local food blog 312DiningDiva.com. She also provides content for Dining Chicago and Playboy.com.