We’re down to just seven chefs! That’s fine by me, actually, because I’m hoping that means team challenges will soon be a thing of the past. It always seems like someone gets to skate by with French fries while the rest of the team has to do the heavy lifting. But that doesn’t mean the end of ridiculously impossible challenges, which I’m sure we have more of tonight. It’s only a matter of time before we have the one-armed cook-off or the only cutting utensil the chefs are allowed to use is their own teeth.
[Full recap of Wednesday's (May 11) "Top Chef Masters" after the break...]
Anyway, time for the Quickfire! For once the chefs get really good stuff to cook with like scallops and caviar and not Oreos and canned peas. The catch? They must make a fabulous dish (actually, two plates of it) in seven minutes. Hugh calls it a Quickfire on steroids. I love Hugh, but I don’t think he’ll grab immunity if he’s even slightly serious about half of his dish being the most elaborate cat food of all time.
Another twist! The chefs are judging one another. Traci thinks this could lead to animosity in the kitchen, and I think she’s right. Read more...