George Pagonis Returns to "Top Chef"

The DC cheftestant cooks his way back into the competition.

Photograph courtesy of Bravo.

We had a feeling that talented Kapnos chef George Pagonis didn’t see the last of Top Chef season 12 when he was harshly eliminated in the first episode. Pagonis cooked his way back into the competition last night, thanks to a favorite Top Chef-ian twist: the episode where cheftestants who were previously told to pack their knives and go are brought back to the game.

Pagonis was able to beat out the cut competitors with a roasted rabbit dish. Tune in next Wednesday to see the DC toque back in action, and check out our Q&A with Pagonis for this thoughts on the season.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.