Recap: 'Top Chef Masters' - 'Date Night'

First up, the chefs must test their tastes, which involves the blindfold, the noseplugs and the earphones. Floyd is not happy. He’s claustrophobic and has a balance issue. Floyd is shaping up to be the whiney guy on the show. Anyway, they must taste water chestnuts, Worcestershire sauce, cashews, papaya and mustard greens. They make big messes on the table and on themselves and in some cases choke a little. This must have been what it was like to have dinner with Helen Keller. If she’d been wearing noseplugs for some reason.

 Mary Sue gets one out of five right, but claustrophobic whiney Floyd gets nothing. He’s out.

 Next, they’re tested on their sense of smell. The foods are Epoisses cheese, hot sauce, root beer, rice vinegar and mayonnaise. Mary Sue claims to be a sniffer, which is good as she’s not a taster if that last challenge was any indication. Naomi, who is known for loving mayo, doesn’t get it that one right and feels bad about it. I’d feel worse about being known for loving mayo, but that’s just me. Traci gets an egg, as in nothing, not an actual egg, and she is out. Read More...


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