I remember when the the Top Chef Twitter account was asking for fan suggestions for the quickfire challenge in this episode. I was wondering how it would play out in an episode and when it would air, but in case anyone thinks it didn’t actually happen, they did ask for suggestions on Twitter.
Dec 16 2011
The chefs had to pair a dish with tequila, which also meant there was some tequila shots to be had. Then, they had to create a dish using game meat. I’m not the biggest fan of game meat so I don’t think I would have liked most of the dishes in the main challenge for this portion of the competition.
Dec 15 2011
It was an odd season. None of the teams really excited me and none really annoyed me. They all seemed relatively pleasant, which can make for a non-exciting season overall. It might have been different if some of the earlier eliminated teams had made it farther in the race.
Dec 10 2011
While I liked the trickier end to the leg with the pit stop clue, an odd set of circumstances led to a stronger team getting booted out of the finale and some teams that had no clue where to go, making it into the final three!
Dec 08 2011
Heather had shown signs of being a bit focused on Beverly in a past episode, but with this episode, it has become a full on obsession. She hates Beverly breathing. Nyesha is correct when she says that Heather is a bully. Beverly’s part of the main challenge was peeling and deveining 400 shrimps, but Heather didn’t think she was doing enough. She thought she should be doing tons more, even though other people were doing small tasks like making butter or grilling veggies. She really hates Beverly and has no issue with letting Beverly know that she drives her crazy. Beverly just looks confused back at Heather like others do too. She has turned into a “Heather” from the Winona Ryder-Christian Slater fine feature film from the ’80s.
Dec 04 2011
After a couple of awesome legs, this one wasn’t very exciting. It was fun to watch the racing, but the rest of the tasks were pretty blah. I do wish they made a show with the first Belgian instructor guy. His deadpan delivery killed me. I could watch him all day, but more on that after the jump.
Dec 01 2011
The chefs were in charge of a fancy pants progressive dinner party in Dallas where some dishes were not fancy pants enough, but first the chefs had to cook something out of a survival kit in the middle of nowhere Texas. Pay attention so you know what to make when the zombie attacks happen!