This Top Chef recap is going to be rather brief. I was trying to stay awake to start it on time, but laid my head down for second while watching the trial and half way woke up when the phone started ringing and ringing and ringing and ringing. I was convinced someone had died. I really didn’t want to deal with anymore stress. So, I figured whoever it was would still be dead when I woke up. Banjo on the other hand also woke up and needed to go out. I still have to take him out on leash due to the unending tree drama. Then I decided to check on a delivery. And now I am here to watch Top Chef while half asleep. Banjo is comfortably back in bad. I want to be a dog in my next life. Feed me, pet me, take me out side to pee. I’m thirsty. Being a human is a gyp.
The quickfire his week requires the participants to make eight breakfast plates in 30 minutes. Each of the All Star Chefs places and order and the first two people to ring in get to battle each other. Somethings are easy like steak and eggs. Melissa wants dim sum for breakfast? Oh hell no. What the hell is fancy toast? One of the Asian guys on the show, who looks nothing like John Legend, still looks like John Legend to me. Does that make sense? Texas Gabe wins this round.
Shota wins his round (that may or may not be who I previous thought was John Legend.) I’m clearly not awake yet and will be going right back to bed after this. Jamie won on the shrimp and grits order, though I was disappointed in both dishes. Gabriel won the SPAM fried rice challenge. Sasha wins the egg challenge without making an egg. Brittany made the best fancy toast. It was a mushroom thing. Blech. Chris won his challenge. Jamie’s shrimp and grits won over all. I wish I had shrimp and grits.
Half of the team has to use coffee in their dish the other half has to use beer based on a random draw. It’s a “brew challenge” get it? I’m still half asleep. Am I making any sense? I’m ready to go back to bed. Tom shows up to throw in a twist. It’s a team challenge. Both teams have to have a beer and coffee dish. Or something. Oh they have to pair into teams. One beer person and one coffee person? Sorry. Lots going on over here. Then they are making one dish? I am so confused. I’m going to have to watch this again tomorrow.
Shota AKA John Legend is doing it for me. I’m just saying. I had thawed out and prepared to make a sockeye salmon and shrimp dish with pasta tonight. But I missed the mental window to get it cooked. Maybe tomorrow…
My man Shota is doing very well. Actually everyone is doing very well so far. Oh and then Sasha and Brittany get bad reviews. Byron is worried about his partner, Chris’s too thick pasta. So are the judges. Gabe and Sarah’s dish is going to win the whole thing. It’s a pork tenderloin and a tortilla of some sort. Gabriel and Dawn’s dish was ribs and compressed watermelon. This could be the winner. My boyfriend Shota and his partner Avishar won! YAY! Sasha is eliminate for bad Romesco sauce.