As I was indeed watching the Duke UNC game last night and having my powder blue heart broken, this week's Top Chef discussion comes your way via a DVR and a stressed out food editor who's late for a meeting. So, forgive me if it's a bit disjointed. Proceed with caution.
Dude, the 70's had nude fondue parties? That Richard Blais' parents went to? That explains some things.
Fondue is just a pot of crap you dip stuff in. Which makes it kind of universal - I'm not sure how Isabella justifies the "just not my thing" statement. Out of all of the dishes cooked in this week's Quickfire, Dale's is the only one I would order in a restaurant. Pho fondue is a cool ass idea.
As I watched Blais trying to control himself while being left out this week, I realized there's something about him that just increasingly reminds me of a character in a Batman movie. It's the hair, the disappointed lopsided mouth twitches when he doesn't win, the mad scientist persona. But hero or villain? I can't decide. I think probably he would be a really good guy who fell into a vat of liquid nitrogen while cooking to redeem his honor and lost as a result, so he turned totally evil. So he kills Fabio for getting the burger (I AM BURGER MAN!!! WHY CAN'T I GET THE BURGER!?) in the elimination challenge by flinging him into a giant bowl of ramen with a giant fondue fork. Be warned: if he doesn't win he's a failure, and the whole world will have to pay. Total bonus points for the person who delivers the best Blais supervillain moniker in the comments section.
I liked the late night folks cute late night banter during the elimination challenge Fallon lunch extravaganza. Dick jokes. Seriously. It's the thing missing from Top Chef. To feel more like you're hanging out with actual chefs the show needs more dick jokes.
Antonia, I have to say, a chef who's freaked out by tongue is lame. I love ya. But. LAME. Regardless. Looked like it tasted OK. Watch out for super Blais. You now owe him your life.
Carla is the cutest muppet of all time. I would damn kill to see her in Japan. Can you imagine? (And OMG did you see the teaser for next week's show? If she doesn't get a permanent spot as the official cook for children's puppets everywhere, something is seriously wrong with the universe.)
Aw. It is sad to see Fabio go. Shadow in the sunshine...shadow in the sunshine.
Alright. Where do we stand?
Kelleysue82: Blais, Angelo, Carla.
Martha: Blais, Dale and Angelo.
Julianne: Dale, Antonia and Angelo
James: Carla, Antonia and Angelo
Foodgeek: Blais, Dale and Carla
brittj8585: Blais, Dale, and Antonia
Tanner: Blais, Antonia, and Angelo
JMF: Tiffany, Carla and Blais
Carol: Blais, Dale, & Tiffany
Jonnymack1: Dale, Carla and Tiffany
Noms and someone else I can't remember (but love!!! and respect!!!) are OUT with their Fabio picks.
KILL IT!! Love you guys!
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