That was a great episode! Had never heard about that competition.
I thought Mike V was going home last night. But this is the final 4 I predicted midway thru the season, so I'm good. Final will be between Bryan and Kevin and I'm good with either of them winning. Did you see the previews? What's up with Padma's hair. She has bangs or somethng. And the now long haired Kevin will photshop better on this picture.
I never though either brother was going home. I will say that Tom is firmly in charge of all judging decisions. Knowing what tonight's challenge was, there was no way he was letting Robin continue to embarrass him in the Bocuse D'Or challenge. She could have had the winning dish and he still would have found a way to auff her. She just made it easier by having a mediocre dish. No one can convince me that Eli's dish wasn't the worst last week which just confirms what we've all suspected all along. Food on the plate is not the final determination. It's Tom's show and you better hope your favorite is his favorite.
Yup, this is the Tom Tom Club all the way. As for Kevin winning, look, I totally dig his kind of cooking. All that fancy/fussy Frenchified bells and whistles stuff can get way too precious and stress-making. Still, given that the Bocuse d'Or is all about fussy/fancy, I find it hard to swallow Kevin as last night's winner. Perhaps the judges had no choice, given that everyone else messed up with both presentation and taste? I'm not sure. I do know one thing, though: If I were him, I'd sure be shaking in my space boots at the prospect of competing in that thing.
Lalalalalala.....can't read comments until I watch episode! LOVE the photo! Kevin is a freakin' legend!!!
It's a good one you better hurry up.
Shamu's Chocolate Penance is up on the Front Porch.
I'm pretty surprised that they didn't even mention that Hung competed in the Bocuse d'Or US Trials and won best Fish dish. What's up with Padma's bangs?
Yeah I wondered that too. Maybe because his team didn't win at the US Trials?
Yeah, true, but I think they should have at least mentioned that Hung did compete and was awarded best fish dish. They mentioned Timothy Hollingworth, but he was of course present at the dinner with the rest of the guests.It would have given some more credibility to the show in a way since the Bocuse D'Or is so prestigious in the cooking world(well, outside of the US at least where the competitors train for a year or more instead of a few months). Especially now since Kevin will be in next year's trials.
Frankly I would have to agree but I have no insight into why they wouldn't. If any past chef could compete with these four, it would be Hung. My best guess is clashing egos. They (Top Chef) has always put promoting Top Chef the product above the Top Chef winners. They want you to think of Tom and Padma when you think of Top Chef, not Harold, Ilan, Hung, Stephanie or Hosea. It's a very strange relationship.
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