Top Chef’ Buddha Lo’s NYC Restaurant Caught on Fire: Details

Top Chef Winner Buddha Lo's NYC Restaurant Burns Down: Details

Buddha Lo.
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A horrible accident. High Chef winner Buddha Lo revealed that his adjoining NYC eating places went up in flames.

“Final night time one thing not so chilled occurred. Markys caviar/Huso caught on fireplace. We’re past devastated,” the chef, who was topped the winner of High Chef season 19 and is at the moment competing on High Chef: World All-Stars, shared by way of Instagram on Wednesday, March 22. “This occurred whereas we have been closed and didn’t have dinner service. We’re fortunate that nobody obtained damage and that the fireplace division was in a position to put out the fireplace quick sufficient as we’re at floor degree of a residential constructing. The hearth was set off by {an electrical} outlet subsequent to our money register.”

The luxurious caviar spot, which is situated in Manhattan’s Higher East Aspect, “will stay closed till additional discover,” Lo concluded in his submit. “All visitor which have reservations with us will probably be refunded. We hope to be welcoming you thru our doorways quickly.”

The celeb scorching spot’s web site additionally acknowledged the fireplace and its closure, encouraging clients to go to their retail retailer at Grand Central Terminal.

Lo gained High Chef: Houston in 2022 after 18 years of working within the restaurant trade. His win not solely awarded him a money prize of $250,000, it additionally allowed him to develop his style to the world.

“Individuals say, ”Oh, advantageous eating is useless. High-quality eating doesn’t have a spot.’ [But] meals is like music: There’s a spot for rock, there’s a spot for steel, there’s a spot for classical music,” the restauranteur instructed Meals & Wine Journal after his win when talking about his penchant for caviar. “There’s a spot for all the things.”

As he revealed on the season 19 finale, Lo “didn’t dream to be an astronaut. I didn’t dream of anything,” he mentioned. “I dreamt to be proper right here.”

For now, which means competing on World All-Stars, which airs on Bravo each Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET. As Lo faces off in opposition to different High Chef finalists and winners from everywhere in the world — together with fellow High Chef U.S. contestants Amar Santana (season 13), Sara Bradley (season 16) and Daybreak Burrell (season 18) — his culinary abilities are put to the take a look at and critiqued by longtime judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons and host Padma Lakshmi.

“I wouldn’t name it a standard High Chef season,” Lakshmi, 52, completely instructed Us Weekly whereas on set in London in fall 2022. (World All-Stars was filmed within the U.Okay. and its season finale will happen in France.) “I do know so many High Cooks who didn’t even win and who didn’t even make it previous Restaurant Wars. And but their eating places are full and their reservation books are packed and closed for months due to the expertise and the publicity that they’ve acquired. So right here you’re beginning off with people who find themselves already on the prime of their sport, and that’s thrilling. So it’s under no circumstances like a daily season of High Chef.”