It looks like Top Chef took the same time off as I did. The last person to leave was Grayson. I’ve been trying to stay up until 9 to recap tonight, then I find out the show doesn’t start until 10! So I will do my sleepy best!
We begin with a date garden. I’ve never been a huge date fan, but I am dying to see what they do with them for the quick fire. Chrissy Teigen. The guys are losing their minds. The challenge is to use dates to tell the story of their favorite date. The guys are totally just making whatever and making up a date story to go with it. Homebody Wesley’s decides to share that he is lactose intolerant as part of his made up story. Because, PLEASE MAKE HIM STOP. There are a lot of very ambitious dishes to cook in 30 minutes.
The bottom three were Chad (!) Phillip (aka dog crap dude) Carl (he did a fucking milkshake!
Top three were Jason, Isaac and Giselle. Jason won with a charred carrot dish. I thought Isaac should have won. So did he. So Jason has immunity.
Art Smith is the guest judge! I LOVE HIM! Yet I have never made it to his restaurant. He is going to renew his vows with Jesus as well. Karen (with the pink hair) married her girlfriend a year ago. She is very touched by the challenge.
Phillip is making steak and mashed potatoes and Kwame is doing a relish for the dish. This seems like a waste of Kwame, he’s one of he best of the bunch. Also in the preview it looks like Phillip does some sort of whipped cream instead of the potatoes that he clearly just listed the ingredients for, potatoes, butter, cream, salt and pepper. Angelina will support Jason on some sort of cabbage rolls. Marjorie will do a grilled fruit and mascarpone desert (she is great at them) with Carl (who could be a handicap for her). Karen is working on an asparagus salad with Giselle. They really did not want to work together. Giselle is having problems making friends. Wesley tries to tell the girls how to make their dish. I think he might be doing something with shrimp. Isaac is making dirty rice.
Phillip puts his mashed potatoes in some sort of molecular gastronomy thingy to make it into…. mashed potato ice cream? I have not idea exactly how he is ruining the mashed potatoes, but he is. Kwame knows it but can’t really stop him from going forward as he as agreed to do garnish for whoever needs it. Angelina is pissing off Jason. Giselle can’t inhale without asking Karen how deeply she should breathe. Isaac is thrilled to be making his dirty rice unfettered by a partner.
I think it is safe to say none of the chefs working with a partner has a culinary marriage made in heaven. However, Kwame seems to have saved Wes and his pickled shrimp, cucumber and onion dish.
The judges loved everything except for Giselle and Karen’s undercooked asparagus and Phillip’s dish (but they say once again that Kwame saved the dish). I think Marjorie’s desert will win again.
The judges chose Wesley and Kwame’s shrimp dish. Le sigh. But they give Kwame the win. YAY!
Wait what? Phillip jumped right in and took over the main course, but he is telling the judges that he was left with the entrée. Even more of a lie he says that he wanted to do a “vegetable driven garnish” and includes his fucked up potato foam crap as “a garnish.” Um, NOE. This is not even close to what went down. Jason interrupts to correct the situation. Marjorie backs up Jason. There was no talk of this potato foam crap. Giselle tries to say she was just the sous and puts it all on Karen. Karen says Giselle is competing for Top Chef (the whole not top sous was unspoken but heard loud and clear.) So Giselle moves on to bash Phillip. However true her points are, I am not sure that is appropriate and may send her home. Everyone hates Phillip. But it seems that Kwame saved Phillip.
So they send home Giselle. Everyone seems sad to see her leave despite not bonding with her. Phillip and Karen are not long for this show.