Top Chef Season 16 episode 9 Music City USA preview: Watch online


Top Chef Season 16 episode 9 looks to music to inspire some delicious dishes. Will these plates hit the right note or will they fall flat?

In Top Chef  Season 16 episode 9, the chefs take a road trip to Nashville. Music City might be filled with melodic music, the chefs need to find some culinary inspiration. Will the experience become to overwhelming for these chefs?

According to Bravo, Top Chef Season 16 episode 9 synopsis states:

"The chefs take a road trip to Nashville and have the honor of cooking on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for country music sensation Hunter Hayes. Then they have to dig deep to create a dish inspired by a vibrant music memory. It’s a personal and emotional cook as the chefs put their hearts on a plate for a full table of Nashville food and music giants including Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, model Lily Aldriedge and Chef Jonathan Waxman."

TOP CHEF — “Music City USA” Episode 1609 — Pictured: (l-r) Jonathan Waxman, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Graham Elliot — (Photo by: David Moir/Bravo)

Of course, it is great to see Top Chef incorporate more iconic locations in its episodes. It doesn’t matter if you like country music or not, the Grand Ole Opry is an institution. Unfortunately, these types of challenges can become a little too overwhelming for some of the chefs. When they are brought out of their comfort zone, the doubt creeps into their food.

Considering the elimination challenge, this event could be difficult for some chefs who have been doing well. While Tom has stressed that the chefs need to cook what they know, this personal challenge could bring the pressure. Food with a personal connection can be glorious but it can also be misunderstood.

To speculate on this episode, Eddie could struggle. He has so many ideas in his head but can he find the calm in the chaos. Last week’s mis-step could shake his confidence.

This challenge seems good fit for Eric. He has done well finding the connection to his heritage and family. It will be curious to see how he incorporates his background into this challenge.

Lastly, having Jonathan Waxman as a judge is a perfect choice. Waxman has a successful food and music festival. Some of this dishes are inspired by music. He should be able to relate to this challenge and should provide some great insight.

Ready to watch Top Chef Season 16 episode 9? Here’s how.

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2018

Start Time: 8 p.m. ET

Episode: “Music City USA”

TV Channel: Bravo

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Bravo’s website or app.

Top Chef Season 16 airs on Bravo on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET.