Top Chef Portland concludes on July 1. Fans of season 18 need to know where to eat food prepared by the show’s talented final three finalists.
On Top Chef Portland, many promising chefs have been featured, and we’re here to talk about where to enjoy dishes from the show’s final three. The series showcased a trio of finalists who really impressed during challenges: Dawn Burrell, Gabe Erales, and Shota Nakajima. These three chefs have proven themselves in the culinary world, and the Top Chef platform has allowed them to showcase their talents. Fans who have been watching Top Chef probably want to try some of the finalists’ cooking, and they can if they go to the right restaurants.
In the fall of 2022, Gabe will launch his restaurant Bacalar in Austin, Texas. Gabe invites fans to follow the restaurant’s official Instagram page for updates on this venture. Bacalar will be located in the Rainey Street District of Austin. It will focus on Gabe’s heritage and Mexican cuisine. Bacalar will specifically focus on the Eastern regions of Mexico and his family’s homeland of Yucatan.
The restaurant will have dishes inspired by Yucatan and his memories of the place. Many of the dishes are culinary odes to Mexican corn, chiles, and an array of distinct Yucatan flavors. Gabe fans will have to wait a little while for his restaurant launch. However, we are sure that the wait will be worth it.
The Top Chef: Portland finale is airing on Bravo on Thursday, July 1.