Passing Opinion Off As Fact Since 2009

Passing Opinion Off As Fact Since 2009

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A One Screenshot Top Chef Recap: Week 14

Maybe they were trying to send a message to the chefs that if you win then you get to be rich and wear all white on a beach in the Bahamas, get served by the King of Junkanoo and his friends, and meet girls that look like Padma in a bathing suit. Either way, watching a bunch of white folks having a chuckle over the perils of the yacht club Commodore electoral process gave me the creeps.

On the other hand, as Mike learned, it’s lonely on the top. That moment where he realized it’s not fun to win when there is no one to celebrate with was pretty tragic. Mikey is just a simple New Jersey bro who wants to hang out with his friends and have a good time. Either way, he is doing a great job of filling his role as the person who eventually loses to Richard.

Also fitting her role was Tiffany. She lost because she is not as good as the other three; however, at the end it became clear that she wanted to blame her lack of highfalutin kitchen pedigree and the fact that she is from a small town. I call bullshit. She lives in Dallas now, which is a city much larger than both where Blais and Mike live. Not to mention that Beaumont, TX has a population five time larger than that of Uniondale, NY (where Blais is from, STRONG ISLAND REPRESENT). I have no problem with chefs who haven’t worked for Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Ferran Adria (as Blais has) but I do when they continue using it as an excuse.

So now we are down to a final three: Blais is making noodles out of sweet potatoes, Mike is making pineapple that is completely savory, and Antonia is cooking food that would have been interesting in 1985.

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