let’s talk top chef!
Alright, who here in this joint is a Top Chef fan? I’ve become recently obsessed with it, and I’ve just been dying to chat about the season with you guys. I don’t like to talk a whole lot about TV here, but Top Chef is a worthy exception, don’t you think? Getting inspired by the food the cheftestants make alone is reason enough to watch. I’ve gotten so many ideas for dishes right here on BTHR thanks to tricks, tips and creations I’ve seen on Top Chef.
Spoiler alert! If you watched this week’s episode and want to chat about, scroll on down. If you’re waiting to catch up on your DVR til the weekend, come back after you’ve seen the episode and chat with us. If you aren’t watching Top Chef, get on it, man!
I LOVE RESTAURANT WARS! I’ve read about pop-up restaurants before, and it is such a crazy concept to me. I can’t believe that this big empty room turns into a fully functioning upscale restaurant. I can’t even imagine the stress that comes with being in charge of all of that.
I think both of the services at the restaurants were actually pretty uneventful and the food seemed pretty evenly matched. I know it received mixed reviews, but Kristin’s take on a deconstructed macaroon sounded delicious! She had me at “buttercream”. I so wish TV had smell- and taste-o-vision so I could try these things.
But, of course, the biggest news was the drama and the elimination. I didn’t watch Josie or Stefan during their first seasons, but both of them totally sucked in this episode. I’ve actually really liked Stefan all season so far (even though everyone said he was a total jerk in his first season), but in this episode, why was he such a jerk to the judges during service? I understand he’s “not a waiter” but c’mon, that was your job! And you have to understand that no matter how much pressure you are under and how uncomfortable you are with your position that you treat the judges with respect and give them whatever they want! He got so lucky.
And Josie. Oh, Josie. She drives me insane! I think it was really classy of Kristin to take the fall for Josie’s failure, but even though that’s the case, I wish the judges would have seen through to Josie’s selfishness and sent her home. The judges ended up saying they sent Kristin home because the concept wasn’t thoughtout well, but the judges were the one that picked her concept! So I’m not entirely sure how that’s a valid argument. And Kristin is such an insane talent. Even when her dishes fell flat, you could tell that she was really thinking outside the norm, which was so refreshing. I’m sad to see her go!
Brooke is still my pick to win. She’s mega talented, she’s adventurous, but she’s also gracious, kind and a good team player. I would love, love, love to visit Brooke’s restaurant. Can’t wait for next week’s episode! It’s got to be Josie’s time to go. It’s GOT to be. Please, please let it be.
Who’s your pick to win? What dish from this week did you most want to try? Also, don’t forget to vote to Save a Chef. I’m voting to save Chef Kuniko!
This post is sponsored by Bravo. Photos courtesy of Bravo. All views are my own, and I really do love Top Chef!