'Top Chef All Stars' Season 8, Episode 7 Recap

Well, tonight was the big one for 'Top Chef All Stars': Restaurant Wars, a favorite of every season.

No challenge is ever as intense or cutthroat on the show and when the two teams were chosen with Marcel and Dale taking the lead, you knew you could count on plenty of drama. Marcel and Dale are hardly the shy and quiet types.

Before the war commenced, however, there was an Anthony Bourdain-hosted Quickfire Challenge at Eric Ripert's Le Bernandin restaurant. The world-renowned fish restaurant was the backdrop for a lesson in how to cut and fillet fish in record time and with professional precision. After last week's time on the ocean, you could almost say that this season of 'Top Chef All Stars' has been a whale of a tail. What's on for next week - sushi skills in focus? How to shuck oysters and steam clams?

The best fish fillet-ers in the Quickfire were Marcel, Mike, Angelo and Dale, and in order to win immunity in the Elimination Challenge, they were tasked with making a great dish from the leftover carcasses of the fish. That was a great challenge and forced the chefs to really be creative. After all, what remained was a lot of bones, skulls and scales. Read More...



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