Rick Tramonto and Tony Mantuano are the remaining Chicago chefs vying to win "Top Chefs Masters"
Rick Tramonto, co-founder of the Chicago hot spot Tru, will make his debut on the show this Wednesday. He'll be competing against chefs Debbie Gold, of The American Restaurant; Jody Adams, of Rialto Restaurant, Maria Hines, of Tilth, and Susur Lee, of Madeline's.
In Wednesday night's show, the chefs will face a tough challenge -- cooking for the cast of the ABC show "Modern Family," which, judging by the number of kids on the show, is likely to include some very picky eaters.
Two chefs from Wednesday's show will advance to the next round, and those winning chefs will then be eliminated during the final six episodes of the show, until only one survives. At stake is $100,000 in money to the charity of the chef's choice, along with some heavy bragging rights. And Chicago now has a legacy to defend. Chef Rick Bayless, of Frontera and other Windy City endeavors, won the show's premier season in 2009.
Tramonto isn't the only Chicago chef battling for the crown in 2010. Tony Mantuano, of Spiaggia, is still in the running, but Graham Elliot Bowles was eliminated during Episode 3.
So, will Mantuano or Tramonto come out on top? You'll have to watch to find out (or you could just follow the buzz on Twitter).
And check out this preview clip from Wednesday's show: