Bravo announced it has ordered Rocco's Dinner Party, a new culinary competition series starring former The Restaurant star and Dancing with the Stars celebrity participant Rocco DiSpirito.
"There is no greater gift or gesture than to cook for another human being," said DiSpirito.
"My favorite moments are when I am entertaining for friends and loved ones. This partnership with Bravo brings to bear all I love about the craft and artistry of cooking in a setting where I am most comfortable -- the dinner table."
Each Rocco's Dinner Party episode will feature four different chefs who are tasked with creating their favorite dish for DiSpirito, who will subsequently eliminate one of them based on the results.
DiSpirito will then reveal that episode's dinner-party theme, and the three remaining chefs will create an appetizer and also present their proposed menu for the theme -- with one more being eliminated after this task.
The two remaining chefs will then have the opportunity to create a compete menu and decor for the dinner party incorporating that episode's theme, with the winner receiving a cash prize.
"We love this concept because it continues Bravo's goal of providing additional forums for creative industries like the culinary arts, with a dramatic personality like Rocco DiSpirito at the head of the table" said network executive Cori Abraham.
In Fall 2008, DiSpirito competed on Dancing with the Stars' seventh season and also starred in A&E's Rocco Gets Real, which followed him as he helped people with big culinary projects to overcome.
(Photo credit Bravo)
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