Marc Bynum, chef-owner of the 3-star Hush Bistro in Farmingdale, and a two-time Food Network "Chopped" champion, will be competing this Thursday in a new variation on the "Chopped" theme.
"Chopped: Impossible" is a battle of returning champions. The "Impossible" element is Robert Irvine, host of "Restaurant: Impossible" who joins the "Chopped" judging panel. If not impossible to cook with, the mystery basket ingredients sound at least improbable: whipped topping for the appetizer, cookies for the entrée, "something with teeth" for dessert.
Thursday’s episode is the first of three preliminary rounds whose prize is $15,000. The three winning chefs will advance to a final round whose winner will cook against chef Irvine for a chance to win an additional $25,000.
Bynum is a Newsday all-star chef whose Hush Bistro made our 2015 list of top 10 fine dining restaurants. He’ll be holding a viewing party at the restaurant this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (The show airs at 8 p.m.)
Hush Bistro is at 291 Main St., Farmingdale, 516-293-4874, hushamericanbistro.com.