D.C. Gets a Second Iron Chef Chance

After Chef Roberto Donna's less-than-stellar performance on Iron Chef America back in March, D.C. chefs will have another chance to redeem the city's Iron Chef reputation when the show's production team visits Oct. 5 to select a new challenger.

"The judges will visit three of DC's top chefs, Ris Lacoste of 1789, Morou of Signatures and Cesare Lanfranconi of Ristorante Tosca. The three chefs were nominees for Washington's Chef of the Year Award at the 2005 RAMMY Restaurant Awards Gala," a press release explained.

The chefs will each prepare one dish using a secret ingredient for a panel of judges, who will determine which chef gets to compete on the Food Network program. The winner will face one of the three Iron Chefs: Mario Batali, Bobby Flay or Masuhara Morimoto (pictured above).

May the best man, or woman, win.