Top Chef Filming In DC Starts Soon?

Metrocurean has received a tip from a reliable source that Bravo will start filming the next season of "Top Chef" in DC next week.

It's been previously reported that the popular chef competition was eying the nation's capital for its next stop.

Judge Tom Colicchio (pictured) told a crowd last night that filming will start April 5 in a new unnamed city. That could mean crews will get rolling sooner, before the talent arrives.

DC has already been well represented on the show — our Top Chef alums include chefs Bryan Voltaggio of Volt and Mike Isabella of Zaytinya from last season, Carla Hall (season 5) and Spike Mendelsohn (season 4), who opened Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill after his run on the show.

And what better time to film in DC than during our fluffy pink cherry blossom season? Here's hoping it's true.