Tonight's Top Chef D.C. episode preview: The final finale (for real this time)

The Sous Chefs

Angelo es Enfermo

This is it, kids, the final episode of Top Chef: D.C. where we'll have our season 7 winner named.

We learned at the end of last week's episode that the final three contestants' — Angelo, Ed and Kevin — sous chefs will be none other than three very memorable past winners of Top Chef: Ilan Hall (season 2), Hung Huynh (season 3) and Michael Voltaggio (season 6). I'm guessing Harold Dieterle and Stephanie Izard were too busy to participate and the Top Chef producers were too embarrassed to bring back Hosea Rosenberg.

In the preview video below, the final three chef'testants and their former Top Chef champs head back to their hotel suite to "get to know each other".

Ilan gives Ed and Kevin some very sage advice about their final challenge (also the same thing we've been saying in the Top Chef Podcast):  "Don't do anything new, don't try and be crazy, just do who you are..." Good. Maybe we'll finally start seeing their cooking styles (because we haven't so far this season).

Uh-oh, looks like Angelo is sick. Maybe it's due to nerves, maybe it's malaria, or maybe it's been in his plan of attack all along in an effort to gain sympathy. In any case, I'd just like him to not win fairly — not because he's performing at half mast or bedridden.

Don't forget to tune in to the Top Chef: Just Desserts premiere following the TC: D.C. finale because we'll be podcasting that show, too!

Check out the preview videos below.

Tune in to Bravo tonight at 10 pm EST/9 pm C, join our Twitter party during the show (Jeff: @JeffHouck, Katie: @culinarypirate), and listen to our podcast here tomorrow! (You can even download us on iTunes!) Check out our fellow Top Chef fanatics, Please Pack Your Knives And Go and All Top Chef, for the latest news (and some laughs).

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