4.01.2010

NEW POLL: Who's the Most Crush-Worthy DC Chef?

Over there to the right is the first Florida Girl poll... for those of you less chef obsessed that me, below are the cutie pics:

Sam Kass of The White House

Justin Stegall of Bakeshop

Eric Ripert of West End Bistro

Victor Albisu at BLT Steak

Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery


Who'd we miss? Where are the other secret hot chefs in Washington, DC hiding? Leave it in the comments and we'll investigate...

18 comments:

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Eric all the way :)

Misha said...

Eric!

Maggie said...

Hello Sammy boy!

Helena Himm said...

Spike is cute cute! but Eric and I took a pic of him, and I couldn't stop smiling while talking to him...

to this day i cant remember what i asked and what he answered LoL

Anonymous said...

Other hot chefs:
Damon Gordon - Plume
Nick Steffanelli - Bibiana
Scott Drewno - source
Bryan Voltaggio - VOLT

Anonymous said...

Barton Seaver - Blue Ridge

K said...

So fun! It's tough but I think I'd have to go with Eric Ripert- I met him during WestEnd Bistro's opening weekend, I literally MELTED when I chatted with him briefly on my way out :o)

shulie said...

Eric Ripert a charming type to settle with but whoa Sam Kass

@nikki_d said...

Eric Zeibold at CityZen. I like mine nerdy and meticulous :-) (And, no, he's not single in case you were wondering.)

FrenchTwistDC said...

Bart Vandaele of Belga Cafe
And doesn't Mike Voltalgio count as a DC chef?

FrenchTwistDC said...

And by Michael I meant Brian. oops.

@floridagirlindc said...

Ooh - I do love me some Barton Seaver... am clearly going to have to research these others. I mean, selecting a restaurant based on the attractiveness of the chef is TOTALLY fine, right? *crickets... tumbleweeds*

urban bohemian said...

I can't believe Barton Seaver didn't make it into this poll, but I'm glad because it would have been much harder to vote!

Eric, hands down.

Glamour Girl said...

Eric Ripert has my heart whole heartedly. He makes me go gaga with his radiant smile.

On the other hand, I met Justin on Wednesday and there is nothing sexier than a creative man who can fulfill your sweet tooth.

You need two winners...American Hottie and French Hottie.

That is the Glamazon modus operandi.

xoxo

@glamazondiaries

Nelle Somerville said...

Oh me...you've left out Haidar at Proof! Such a great chef and wonderful to work with. He was our exec chef at Asia Nora when I was their Director of Events. Blush...he probably reads your blog. Now I'm busted. Eric Ripert get's my vote in your list.

me said...

Oooh, in all of the times I've been to proof, I've never seen Haidar.... going to need to pay more attention to the kitchen next time!

Sara Lang said...

Spike's my definite favorite!

Sarah Stanley said...

I'm going with Spike. What do I win? This could really work in my favor I am thinking.

@sarahstanley