Kristen Kish, the winner of Top Chef Season 10, is no stranger to oysters. For one thing, she cut her culinary teeth in Boston, a seafood-obsessed city if there ever was one, while cooking at Michelin-star Chef Guy Martin's Sensing and Barbara Lynch's Stir.
This particular dish made an appearance during the quickfire challenge on Episode 8 of the Seattle-based season. Kish and her competitors were asked to prepare oysters hot or cold. The catch? The chefs harvested the bivalves themselves in Bow, Washington. Needless to say, the fresher oysters you can get, the better. —Top Chef