Thursday, January 12, 2012
Top Chef Texas Episode 10 Recap
Each team must serve three courses with two options for each, with each chef being responsible for at least one dish, including the folks who are in charge of the front of the house. And with that, the cheftestants are sent to separate corners to plan their restaurants before heading off to shop. Ed will be FOH for Team Testosterone's restaurant, Canteen. Lindsay takes on the job for Team Estrogen's restaurant, Half Bushel.
As expected, at least two members of Team Estrogen don't seem to be too thrilled that Beverly happens to be a girl, and they show it. Every idea she has is shot down by New Bitches on the Block, Lindsay and Sarah.
And so with $7,500 per team, the chefs head out to shop for dishes and decor, then get an additional $4K to spend on enough food to feed 100 people.
[insert scenes of cooking here]
As soon as the cheftestants' allotted five hours is up, guests arrive to be seated. Things seem to go well at first, with guests complimenting the food and stuff getting to them in a timely fashion. But then there's a kerfluffle with the waitstaff, who seem to be confused. Team Testosterone hasn't appointed an expediter, so Ed is forced to run back and forth from the hostess stand to the kitchen, finding dishes getting cold in the window and tickets without table numbers. Ty runs out to do some expediting.
And then the judges arrive - Tom, Padma, Hugh, and Emeril. Ed shows them to their table and runs back to the kitchen to make sure their food gets to them in time.
here to see pics of Chef Boring in all his naked glory. Needless to say, it's NSFW.)
Emeril insists the kitchen is "in the trees."
The next day is the girls' turn. During prep, predictably, Sarah and Lindsay talk to Beverly like she's a child, and Bev - used to the abuse - just takes it. Oddly enough, Lindsay assigns the execution of her halibut dish to the hated Beverly, who has her own complicated dish to prepare. Why didn't Lindsay give her dish to Sarah or Grayson? Presumably it was because she wanted Beverly to fail, to screw things up for her, so she'd have someone to blame at Judges' Table. Just a theory.
After some deliberation, the judges decide that while they all "deserve an F," Kal-El should be sent home for his underseasoned food, particularly the bland lettuce cups. And I has a sad. Kal had become one of my favorites, and I was sorry to see that he finally met his kryptonite.
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