Where the ‘Chopped’ stars eat in NYC

Geoffrey Zakarian, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy and Ted  Allen star in “Chopped Tournament of Stars,” premiering Sunday  at 9 p.m. on Food Network. Credit: Courtesy of Food Network
Geoffrey Zakarian, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy and Ted
Allen star in “Chopped Tournament of Stars,” premiering Sunday
at 9 p.m. on Food Network.
Credit: Courtesy of Food Network

When the judges of Food Network’s new “Chopped Tournament of Stars” aren’t dining at their own eateries, these are the places they’re hitting up.

Geoffrey Zakarian
“My favorite restaurant in New York is Balthazar. I usually order Le Balthazar Plateaux Fruits de Mer; it’s the largest seafood tower that they have to offer.”

Marc Murphy
“When I’m in the Village, my favorite restaurant to go to is Kesté. It’s a great Neapolitan pizza place. I love to get the sausage pizza or whatever the special of the day is!”

Alex Guarnaschelli
“I have so many favorites, it’s hard to choose just one. I really enjoy the veal meatballs at Hearth. The Brussels sprouts tacos at Empellon Cocina are delicious, and another one of my go-to restaurants is La Grenouille. I always order the asparagus appetizer and Grand Marnier souffle whenever I’m there.”



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