Top Chef Review: "Finale"

An epic eighth season of Top Chef drew to a close this week.

Despite some unexpected eliminations, we never had doubts about Richard, did we?  Mike Isabella? Yes. But not Richard. The contestants here got a chance to open up their dream restaurant, if only for the finale. Let’s break it down!

The Final Challenge

No Quickfire, there’s just too much to do! The finale seemed a bit rushed to me, but at least Mike and Richard got to open up the restaurant of their dreams, with eliminated foes as their sous chefs. In an interesting twist, the chefs could not directly pick the latter; instead, the sous chefs "auditioned" for Mike and Richard. Read More...


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