[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Marcel Vigneron was the runner-up in the second season of Bravo's "Top Chef.""][/caption]
For the season finale of the SyFy original reality show Quantum Kitchen, chef Marcel Vigneron serves up a meal inspired by the Chrysler 200.
In the episode, Vigneron, of Top Chef fame, travels to Detroit and serves up a complex dinner for a diverse blend of Chrysler employees. Also present were a dozen students from Detroit's College of Creative Studies who collaborated with Chrysler designers for a semester-long project on car models that were present at the dinner. The culinary event took place in none other than the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Vigneron specializes in molecular-gastronomy where a combination of art and science can result in wildly unique culinary creations. Therefore, it's no surprise that the meal with a Chrysler 200 theme took three days to create and was futuristic in nature. The four-course meal for 32 featured car-shaped desserts and a fish course that created its own 'psychedelic art' while being consumed.
Chef Vigneron is a self-proclaimed "car guy" who grew up attending car shows and driving at the Jim Hall racing school. During his visit to the Motor City, Vigneron took the Chrysler 200 for a test drive on the evaluation course. While touring the Chrysler design studios, he discussed the creative process behind automobile design, making parallels with his own world of culinary creativity.
Watch the full episode "Race to the Finish."