We are back for the conclusion of Restaurant Wars! After last week’s lunch service, Jeremy and Kwame could be in trouble. It’s two a.m. and I am exhausted but I want to watch this before someone spoils it for me! I will probably end up finishing first thing in the morning, but I really need to see how this plays out!
The girls are working together really well with Isaac and Carl. Marjorie is getting FOH staff started off so that Karen can do some prep before taking over as GM. Carl will be executive chef. They are starting off like a well oiled machine. No drama.
The guy’s team is still a mess. Kwame is still pissy about Phillip’s dish and will likely sabotage it Jeremy is worried about his lunch service and not that focused. Anwar is taking over as executive chef. Phillip pulled a waiter in to cut strawberries.
Karen is behind even with Marjorie’s help. Now Isaac has to stuff all 75 of her trout. Phillip is passing out free booze as people enter. I don’t see how he will have time for that once the crowd comes.
I forgot that Jeremy precooked his risotto. Between that and his poor lunch service he could be gone.
The judges are at Palate first. The judges love Marjorie’s bread. Carl sends out an oxtail consume with tripe. The judges love it and the snapper. The snapper dish is a crudo and they are sick of those in general but love this one. FYI: “crudo” is the new “tartare” or however they try to obscure the fact that it’s raw. Why so much uncooked meat in a cooking competition? I don’t get it.
The judges love Isaac’s meat. But Karen’s trout is deemed the worst thing. The love all of Majorie’s desserts except the panna cotta because she added champagne to it. They had no idea what the fizzy stuff was.
The judges head over to LA District. Right away they don’t like the menu because there is no unifying theme.
Kwame’s dish came out first. I have no idea what it is. Some foam and some emulsion are involved. Neither of those words appeal to me on a menu. Tom says it is horrible. The snotty guest judge basically calls it pretentious. District is off to a rocky start. It only gets worse with Phillip’s salad. Amar’s avocado gazpacho was tasty but Tom called it “good nachos.” They really hate this menu.
They despise Jeremy’s risotto. But they hate everything, so Jeremy has a prayer. Amar’s pork belly has the judges nearly gagging at the table over the vinegar concentration. I have never seen a service this bad in my entire memory of Top Chef. They have pretty much refused to eat anything served at LA District and openly mocked Phillip’s front of the house skills. Hell they might sent this entire team home. It’s that bad. How can Philip be so confident as FOH when clearly all the food went into the trash? Holy crap, Amar thinks his team probably won. I’m just glad Isaac was not stuck in that shit show. I honestly think they could make Palate the final four and be done with it. I think Amar will probably go home.
ISAAC WINS! This was worth staying up for. As Isaac said, “pick me last again!.”
PHILLIP GOES HOME!
What a perfect out come!