It looks like I will be dropping Top Chef from my recap list. I just noticed that these recaps are pulling in less than 25 comments each! When did you guys stop watching this show. Also I just noticed there is a guy on this episode called Jacques La Merde. WTF? That literally translates to Jacques the Shit. Okay, I just googled and apparently it is a very popular anonymous Instagram chef whose reveal on tonight’s episode was a big deal.
Back on the show, Kwame tells us that ten years ago he was a drug dealer and that was a time he really didn’t want to remember and that is why he underperformed. This has got to be Phillip’s week to go, right?
Karen and Marjorie are the last two women to survive the annual Tom Colicchio vagicide.
The quickfire is an Instagram challenge. This is where Chef Jacques La Merde comes in. It is ridiculously funny to hear Padma keeping saying that name that would be bleeped on French TV. Chef Merde uses the word soigné a lot on the Instagram account. It means elegant but apparently it is used a lot by chefs who have given it another undetermined meaning. Chef Merde appears in silhouette and speaks with a voice moderator. The chefs have to make a “soigné” plate with snack food. They are simply plating, not cooking.
As it turns out Chef Shit is Christine Flynn. The judges for this challenge are the Instagram viewers. I wish I had some Oreos. Phillip annoys everyone taking forever to take his photo.
The judge for the elimination challenge is someone Phillip knows. There are three teams. They have to make a meat dish, a seafood dish and two sides. There are no plates or utensils. Everyone eats with their hands. Kwame, Karen and Carl are a very strong team they are also the only team actually making beef. The event is called Beefsteak!. Amar and Jeremy are stuck with Phillip. Isaac, Marjorie and Chad are the third team.
Isaac is making a sausage that is forty percent bacon and sounds amazing. Phillip, Amar and Jeremy are up first. They liked Phillip’s lamb, they said the other dishes were too dainty for the event. Looks like Phillip is safe. Next, the judges love Isaac’s sausage, until they tasted it. Someone actually said there was not enough fat in the sausage. How much bacon do these fools need? Again the fish dish is too dainty. He should have left it whole. The microgreens actually pissed them off. Tom loved the bread and the pickles. They love Kwame’s shrimp but the beef again is too dainty for the event. But that was their visual reaction. When they tasted it, they loved the beef and Kwame’s shrimp were overcooked and salty. OMG! We can’t lose Kwame!
Karen won the quickfire and immunity. Even she was surprised. Phillips team won. And so did Phillip. Isaac, Marjorie and Chad are in the bottom. Marjorie is safe. I think Chad might go home for his microgreens. And he did. Those microgreens really pissed the judges off.
Next Week: Brings a two part restaurant wars challenge, with only eight chefs.