'Top Chef' Heading to New Orleans

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The trio of judges at the 2010 Emmys, where "Top Chef" took home the award for best reality competition.

The series returns to the Louisiana city for its 11th season.

After soaking up the flavors of the Pacific Northwest with Top Chef: Seattle, Bravo's culinary competition is heading to the bayou next for a season set in New Orleans.

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"The vibrant food scene of New Orleans will be a welcome addition in the 11th season of the series," Bravo said in a statement.

One of the culinary jewels of the United States, New Orleans already has connections to the reality series. Season 5 ended with a two-part finale set in the city, and guest judge Emeril Lagasse owns several restaurants in the area.

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