February 4, 2009 / 5:38 AM / 11 years ago

Top chef Ripert in PBS's kitchen

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Eric Ripert, the internationally recognized chef of Le Bernardin restaurant in New York and frequent guest judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” will star for the first time in his own TV series, “Avec Eric,” debuting nationally in the fall on PBS.

Shot in HD on location in Italy, Northern California and New York, “Avec Eric” takes the viewer on a culinary journey with Ripert. He and Le Bernardin have earned the highest ratings possible from the New York Times, the Michelin Guide and Zagat.

Ten episodes, distributed by American Publication Television, are scheduled to run in the fall. The series has been developed and co-produced by Anomaly, a communications company in New York, along with A La Carte, which has produced several hit shows for public television including “Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen” and “America’s Test Kitchens.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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