St. Louis-based chef Clara Moore of Local Harvest Cafe & Catering (3137 Morganford Road; 314-772-8815) is scheduled to compete in a new cooking-competition TV series, Around the World in 80 Plates, on Bravo. The show premieres Wednesday, May 9. According to the show's website, it features twelve chefs from across the United States as they:
"...travel across the globe testing their skills and determination. In each episode, the contestants will travel to a different international city where they will learn the local customs, cultures, and cuisines as they participate in a gauntlet of culinary challenges. Ultimately, they will face-off in a kitchen takeover where they will not only recreate, but reinvent the menus for world-renowned restaurants and their demanding owners."
Moore wasn't available to comment when Gut Check phoned Local Harvest Cafe, but we will update with more as we learn it.