House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) channeled her Italian-American foodie heritage as a guest tasting judge Wednesday on Bravo's "Top Chef: DC."

Pelosi (shown here with host Padma Lakshmi) was asked to choose between two dishes, each prepared by a team of chefs in the "quickfire challenge" portion of the show. The winners of the challenge would take home an extra $10,000.

The first dish the Speaker tasted was an angel hair pasta with shrimp and a garlic cream sauce prepared by the "Blue" team. Pelosi liked it, saying the flavors reminded her of her hometown of San Francisco. She also noted that "Top Chef started in San Francisco," a tidbit that impressed food bloggers.

The second entree put before her was a red snapper prepared by the "Red" team that Pelosi called "wholesome." But the kiss of death came as Pelosi noted the fish was too salty, causing the contestants to bicker over who was to blame for the over-seasoning.

In a move reflective of her political leanings, Pelosi chose blue over red, awarding the pasta dish the $10,000 prize.

"Top Chef" airs Wednesday nights on Bravo at 10 p.m.