Homeboy Wesley is already getting a lot of face time for this episode of Top Chef. He’s been an embarrassment so far. I hope this means that either he is going home, or he is going to start doing us proud. He has a whole package within the first minute of the show. Meanwhile, Kwame is a NYC slicker and seems a bit intimidated by the desert. They are cooking with social energy.
I’m not even going to try to explain the solar oven or the solar stove. The other night I saw that Guy Fieri Grocery Show on Food Network and it was one that Phillip (dog shit cooker) on it. He was way more likeable on that show. Giselle is struggling with her solar tube oven. For some reason she decides to make couscous and apparently you can’t put water in the oven. The whole damn thing EXPLODES and I should point out that these contraptions look expense. I mean the think blew up never to be used again! She’s fucked. Oh wait, they stupidly give her another oven to break.
Did Wesley just say he is doing some concoction with “pickled mushrooms, melon, shrimp and coconut broth?” That sounds disgusting.
Phillp goes to look for dog shit for his recipe. Finding none, he decides to plate for the professional chefs on dirty rocks. I swear both Phillip and Wesley are scripted by production.
Isaac did well with the oven. He made cornbread in his oven and had a lovely presentation. Jeremy did a nice halibut dish. Carl did stuffed dates wrapped in bacon. Grayson had problems with her skirt steak with goat cheese. Padma basically called Grayson out for not listening to how to use the solar oven. Giselle managed to get a plate. Jason did a did a scallop. Marjorie has worked with the guest chef before. She made halibut puttanesca. Amar did a shrimp dish. Wesley apparently did not in fact have pickled mushrooms. It was sautéed mushrooms with picked onion an shrimp. Still. I hate mushrooms. It’s like one of the few things I try not to eat. This combo sounds gross. Phillip served a slice of Italian sausage with an oyster on top to this world renowned chef on a dirty rock. Padma has concerns about serving oysters in the heat. I have concerns about what has peed on that rock. As she is walking away she says, “It was like snot on a rock.”
Losers were Grayson, Giselle and Phillip.
Next is a team challenge. The teams seem very unequal. Giselle and Angelina do not want to work together. Grayson and Angelina will pair up. That team is making a latin meal. They are serving a four course meal on the golf course. Phillip is doing dessert for his team. He says it is his wife’s recipe it may be the same one he used on the Grocery show because he said the same thing then.
The blue team seems to be stacked with stronger cooks. Both teams are doing cerviche for course one. Blue team is off to a good start. Maybe they are not doing cerviche. The red team’s dish was not as good. For the second course blue team did very well again. Red team was just okay. Course two red team with Grayson and Angelina is struggling. Course three on the blue team had Wesley and it was not great. Red team was not much better. It was very confusing because there were two flights of judges. Wesley’s third course made some adjustments and the second flight loved their dish. In the fourth and final dessert course, the wind is kicking up. It’s Isaac (red) versus Phillip (blue). I hate that Isaac is on red team. Isaac’s dessert was great. Phillip is plating under a blanket because his plates all blew away. It seems like a close race for dessert.
The blue team won. Karen and Jeremy’s won with their chilled cerviche. But only Jeremey gets immunity. That’s two wins for him. The red (orange apparently) team is in trouble.
No sooner did Grayson and Angelina get chosen as the worst than Grayson starts arguing with the chef. The judges keep trying to pit the two women against each other. Grayson is blamed for the corn and Angelina was blamed for the shrimp. The corn appeared to be the problem. So maybe Grayson is gone?
Grayson is told to pack her knives and go. She shakes hands and is gracefully leaving until she gets to Tom. She tries to give him the hand as he wants to go in on her about the corn. Tom is kind a dick and Grayson is kind of a cunt satchel. Padma seemed said to see her go. But there is definitely an issue between Tom and Grayson. She had no issue with Blais or Besh. Grayson basically says she is she is a better chef than Angelina in her talking head. I think in these situations both winners should have immunity and both losers should go home.