But the Americans have gotten serious this year, choosing eight promising chefs to train intensively with the big boys of the culinary world, like Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller. The top finishers in this weekend's contest--part of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival--will represent the U.S. at January's finals in France.
Among the contestants, who will have five hours to prepare dishes using cod, lobster and beef tenderloin: Hung Huynh, winner of "Top Chef" Season 3. (OK, fine, we can't completely forget reality TV!).
· Bocuse d'Or USA [Official Site]
· Aspring Chefs Will Go For The Gusto [Tampa Bay Online]
· Boozy Theme Parks Travel: Eating and Drinking at Epcot [Jaunted]
· Food Travel coverage [Jaunted]
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