Top Chefs Party for “Top Chef” Finale

This was one case where "too many cooks in the kitchen" didn't apply.

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There were more than a few connections to the show in the house, including Valerie Bolon, a contestant from Season 4, Stephanie Izard who took the crown that same season, and Radhika Desai, a Season 5 contestant.
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theWit Hotel's luxurious theater SCREEN was the perfect setting to check out the finale of Bravo's reality series "Top Chef" on Wednesday night.
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There were more than a few connections to the show in the house, including Valerie Bolon, a contestant from Season 4, Stephanie Izard who took the crown that same season, and Radhika Desai, a Season 5 contestant.
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But there was one guy in the room who actually knew the final outcome -- but wasn't telling. Bill Terlato (pictured) was a guest judge in the finale.
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Terlato is the president and CEO of of locally-based Terlato Wines International. The Top Chef finale was taped at the company's Napa Valley wineries Rutherford Hill and Chimney Rock.
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Terlato has a line of Quickfire wines, named after one of the Top Chef elimination challenges.
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So of course, there was plenty of wine on hand to sample.
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Make sure to take some notes so you know what you're drinking!
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And lots of prizes as well, for answering Top Chef trivia.
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CheekyChicago.com's Jessica Zweig emceed the event.
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Kelly and Mark Vaher enjoy the atmosphere.
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Marcus Marshall, Director of Restaurants for theWit, Cibo Matto chef Todd Stein and Terlato.
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Top Chef fanatics.
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SCREEN accomodates up for 40 guests for a private screening.
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By the way, in case you missed it, Michael Voltaggio, 30, of Fredrick, Maryland, took home the Top Chef Crown.
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