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Chef Fabio Returns to Television

A new Bravo Television show follows Moorpark's Cafe Firenze co-owner and other 'Top Chef' contestants.

Back in April, Moorpark's Fabio Viviani, co-owner of Cafe Firenze and a two-time contestant on Bravo Television's Top Chef was filming a new show, Life After Top Chef, for Bravo. Bravo has announced that the new show will premiere Oct. 3.

In the mean time, previews are available on the BravoTV website.

Viviani first competed on the fifth season of Top Chef, when it filmed in New York. He didn't win the contest, but was voted Fan Favorite by viewers. He returned to Bravo for Top Check All-Stars, which was the show's eighth season.

See Viviani's other various Bravo appearances here.

In addition to Cafe Firenze, Viviani also is co-owner of Firenze Osteria in Tolouca Lake. He's written cookbooks Cafe Firenze Cookbook and The Skinny Country and an e-book, Did I Really Make Breakfast and has an award-winning web show Chow Ciao.

Other Top Chef stars in the series are Richard Blais, who was a finalist on Top Chef's fourth season in Chicago and the winner of Top Chef All-Stars;  Jennifer Carrol, who competed on season 6 and reappeared in the all-stars season and Spike Mendelsohn, who was also on season 4 and the all-star season.

Brenda Cusick August 28, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Don't forget that we are hosting an "Avocado Dinner" at Cafe Firenze on September 13 at 7pm. 4 course of Fabio fabulousness - all using local, heritage avocados PLUS a special "avocado martini"!! Call the restaurant at 805-532-0048 to RSVP.
Cheryl De Bari Schaible August 29, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Fabio is also hosting an "I Am For The Child" buffet luncheon on Sunday, September 30, 1-4 pm for Court Appointed Special Advocates ("CASA") of Ventura County. CASA provides volunteer mentors and advocates for foster children. Call 805-389-3120 to RSVP. Thank you Fabio and Cafe Firenze for supporting our community.
Cheryl De Bari Schaible August 29, 2012 at 01:58 PM
PS: I went to last year's Avocado Dinner and it was fantastic- I'll be going again this year!
Brenda Cusick August 29, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Great!! Love it.

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