The Top Chefs have been all about Los Angeles lately--season 6 winner Michael Voltaggio over at the Dining Room at the Langham, season 2 champ Ilan Hall over at The Gorbals--and we'd surely be mistaken to try to leave the outspoken, L.A. resident and season 5 runner-up Stefan Richter out of the fun.
Richter, who's already actually taken part in the L.A. gang with his recent takeover of L.A. Farm, is opening yet another restaurant in the Santa Monica area, this time over on Montana Ave. Straightforward, just like Richter himself, the name of the eatery will be 'Stefan's on Montana.' According to Eater LA, it'll serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with dishes inspired by his native Switzerland, and will officially open on Monday.
He may not have won the big prize on the show, but for his L.A. love, Stefan's sure got a special place in our hearts.
-- Chau Tu
Photo credit: Stefan's Catering