Gentlemen, start your ovens.
Richard Blais and Mike Isabella headed into the Top Chef: All-Stars finale with grills blazing and blenders whirring, knowing that $200,000 and the title that had eluded them both in previous seasons was on the line.
Their mission if they chose to accept it: Create a four-course tasting menu for the restaurant of their dreams.
So, did Richard find sweet redemption with foie gras ice cream after coming up short in season four? Or did season-six also-ran Mike and his pepperoni sauce finally end up with a real reason to brag?
Actually, Richard's foie gras dessert wasn't really anybody's cup of tea, but the Atlanta family man was named Top Chef all the same.
And yes, the tears started flowing immediately, on all sides.