"It's now between him and four other chefs to determine who will be crowned Top Chef Masters in finale," the email read.
Er, wait -- isn't it between him and six other chefs? Though math isn't our strong suit (which is why we chose this profession - bah dum bum), we can do simple addition. The champions round just started last week with the eight finalists. Chef Carmen Gonzalez go the boot. That leaves seven.
We sent an e-mail back.
Her reply: "Sorry-that was a typo-him and SIX other chefs. I don't even know who wins so I couldn't let you know what the future holds, even if I wanted to! I intentionally DON'T find out the outcome because that knowledge is like a loaded gun :-)"
Mmm, hmm. At the least, that knowledge has been known to piss off viewers who hate spoilers.
Also, there seems to be a pattern of cheftestants who host viewing parties doing pretty well. And yes, there will be one at Spiaggia at 8:30 tonight - prosecco, sweets and a $20 donation to benefit Mantuano's charity.
Watch Mantuano advance, or maybe not, but probably, at 9 tonight on Bravo.