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'Top Chef' Tidbits from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

Photo: Hugh Acheson/Eater National

Eater National caught up with loads of chefs at the annual Food & Wine event in Aspen, including Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson, who had this to say about our fair city: "Boston is really good. It's funny, you talk to some people in Boston and they're like, 'I don't know, I'm from Boston, I eat chowder.' It sounds like a generalization, but the people I met who said those things...you realize there's a Relais Chateaux restaurant right over there, right? You realize that Jamie [Bissonnette] and Ken [Oringer] are uber-James Beard Award-winning chefs? And Matthew Gaudet at West Bridge is doing phenomenal food. They have so much to offer. It's such an amazingly pedestrian city, with a lot to offer, like Tony Maws. There's some characters up there, there's a great backbone of food."

Meanwhile, Barbara Lynch spilled some details on her involvement with the show: "I was involved just a little bit. I was on one or two, maybe three parts of it. It was so great to have them in Boston. I hope they had fun. I hosted some parts at my house, my apartment. It was great to have them in our city, and it's great for any city they go to."
· All Aspen 2014 coverage on Eater [-EN-]
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