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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Top Chef recap time!

For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants were assigned a mother sauce , expand upon it & make a dish. Insert sauce pun here. The losers were Dakota (awww!) and her too sweet peach infused bechamel, Nyesha's muddled tomate and ras el hanout & Bev's espagnole wasabi. Bev, enough w/ the Asian style...branch out, take chances! Winning immunity was Grayson's hollandaise and scallops. Nice!

For the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants had to work together to create a four course dinner featuring moo moo cow steak. Ty-lor cut the webbing of his hand whilst butchering meat. I gotta tell ya, this was the most boring uninspiring menu ever. Heather won w/ Ed's tres leches cake. Heather is a stealth bitch because #1 she's already made this cake for the quincenera challenge #2 she called out Bev for spending too much time & energy on shrimp AND she did this in the stew room right before judging. I'm no Bev fan but DAMN that's passive aggressive. And I can't believe she won this week! BLAH! And packing it up was Whitney's crap potatoes au gratin. Goodbye, Whitney! We hardly knew ye.....and that's the damn truth because everytime she came on screen, I was all, "Who dat?"

Maybe next week the cheftestants will be more creative.


Jon in Albany said...

It was a pretty lame episode. Heather's claws really came out out. She pretty much reduced Bev to tears in the stew room. A bridge has been burned there.

So the show has a medic on standby, but can't get a doctor in city like Dallas to be semi-on-call? WTF. Make the poor guy pull another all nighter to get a few stitches. C'mon Top Chef, give the guy a chance.

I'm not sure how Tom expected a person to grill a few hundred steaks to a perfect medium rare and have them all show up at the same time. Over a live fire no less. Those super huge Weber grills are huge. They have close to 3 times the grilling area of a regualar kettle and go for $900. I'm such a grill nerd.

It would be nice if they had a decent elimination challenge this week.

Spoiler alert: this is the winner of the second chance thing.

Whitney beat Chuy in making a wild game burger in a quickfire kind of thing with the other eliminated chefs watching. So Whitney is still somehow in the competition for now. I wasn't going to watch if I had to sit through a bunch of ads on the computer, but I can fast forward through most of it on-demand.

phairhead said...

Jon: thanks for the spoiler.....I wonder if they're holding the winner of the last chance for the finale