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'Top Chef' Finale Starts Tonight: Root For the Home Team!

Finalist Michael Voltaggio in the kitchen of The Dining Room at the Langham Hotel last week (Julie Wolfson/LAist)
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Season 6 of Bravo's Top Chef is about to come to a close, and this time around Los Angeles can root, root, root for the home team with Chef Michael Voltaggio of the Langham Hotel's Dining Room as one of the four finalists battling it out in the kitchen for the title and honors.

In a two-part finale, the remaining contestants--Michael Voltaggio, his big brother Bryan Voltaggio, Jennifer Carroll, and Kevin Gillespie--are in California, having left the lights and flash of Las Vegas for beautiful Napa Valley. "Much of the two episodes were filmed at Napa Valley's Rutherford Hill and Chimney Rock wineries," explains BuddyTV.

The younger Voltaggio has been absolutely mum about the results of the heated competition, and, in fact, was brought on board the Langham without The Dining Room even knowing the outcome. They've gambled on the gutsy, innovative chef, but with amazing results. We dined at the Langham and delighted in Voltaggio's cuisine earlier this year, and last week our Lifestyle Editor Julie Wolfson went back to check in on the Chef-testant hard at work in the kitchen, gearing up for the restaurant's Thanksgiving meal. While there's more excitement to come via The Dining Room, as in a full remodel due to take place in early 2010, tonight the excitement is on Bravo, as Angelenos can cheer on our local contender.

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