Happy Wednesday, all! Let's jump right into Top Chef recap, shall we? Totally rhetorical by the by,as you don't really have a choice while yr reading this post.
So, it's time for the grand champions to come together and starting knocking their opponents out the kitchen.
For the Quickfire, they brought back the mise en place relay from Season 3. As I recall, the underdog team w/ awesome cheese farmer Sarah Muir won. Let me break it down for yous: the cheftestants are broken into two teams and assign one cheftestant a task to go head to head w/ a cheftesant on the opposing team. They had to shuck 15 oysters, dice 5 onions, butcher 4 whole (dead) chickens, and crack open 5 eggs and whip them into a meringue. It was totally exciting because it was neck and neck. And the winning team consisted of Anita Lo, Hubert Keller and Rick Bayless. Love Bayless, yr habenero salsa kicks ass!
For the Elimination challenge, the cheftestants had to improve upon a fellow cheftestant's signature dish. Poor Suzanne Tracht really should have put her own spin upon Art Smith's grouper dish. She kept bitching about how tricky it is to work w/ grouper. Needless to say she got das boot. And best dish went to Anita. Can that women do no wrong? She reworked Hubert's dish of lobsters and truffles and corn Madeline. Not only does Anita know Asian cuisine but she fucking studied in France too!
Next week: they cook for creepy Zoey Deschanel