let’s talk top chef!
Alright guys, who is ready to talk about this week’s Top Chef episode? I know some folks are saving up episodes for later, so I’m going to hide this week’s discussion under a jump to make sure we don’t spoil any of the fun for anyone.
Alright, enough vacation talk. Let’s talk about the food this week. I was actually really unimpressed with all the dishes during the Elimination. Maybe the whole “thinking out of the box” thing just doesn’t translate well to TV watching, but I had no interest in trying any of them, really. I’m a pretty adventurous eater, but scrambled scallops? I don’t know if I could go there.
I know Brooke’s frog legs and mussels dish was the winner, but I never really understood what was going on with it. Was it a dip? Was it a soup? Was it a salad? I actually thought Stefan and Sheldon’s dishes sounded the most appetizing, and they were the losers! It must have just been that I was attaching to what I recognized? Who knows. It was definitely the first time watching Top Chef that I never had an, “OMG I MUST EAT THAT NOW!” moment.
As much as I love Sheldon, and am happy he is continuing on, I was actually pretty surprised they sent him home instead of Stefan. Sheldon’s dish seemed to be the worst of them all (especially considering he chose his ingredients first) and his excuse of “not being inspired” was just absurd. Whereas Stefan’s dish wasn’t great, but I don’t think it was way off the mark either. I guess maybe they were taking into account previous performance, too? Because if so, then Stefan was obviously the one to go.
I’m still waiting for Lizzie to go. It seems like every single one of her dishes has something wrong with it. They are good enough to where she doesn’t get sent home, but never good enough to be exceptional.
Alright, which dish was your favorite from this week? Who do you think will be next to go home? Also, don’t forget to vote to Save a Chef. I’m voting to save Chef Stefan!
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