Top Chef: Season 6, Episode 3 - "Thunderbirds" - Preview


On tonight's episode of Top Chef, the chef-testants are set to feed the troops (wait, what troops? Thought Obama -), specifically the Thunderbirds, Air Force's elite demonstration team. The chefs need to create a plentiful meal for 300 men and women stationed at Nellis Air Force Base and their families in a limited time. As expected, some of the more emotional contestants are overcome with joy when they find out who exactly they're serving. To ascertain their output, guest judging is former Top Chef contestant Mark Peel, who owns Los Angeles' Campanile restaurant.


Previously on Top Chef, the chef-testants were tasked to cater to a poolside bachelor and bachelorette party because Vegas is the land of quickie marriages. Celebrity chef Todd English served as guest judge, but not before the quickfire challenge, where the contestants rolled a pair of six-sided dice in the Top Chef kitchen to determine the number of ingredients they would need to include in their dishes. Pretty awesome things were at stake: immunity plus another $15,000.


Michael, who picked 8, won the challenge with his Nitro Gazpacho, Compressed Cucumbers & Toast, while Bryan, Eve and Jesse were adjudged the least favorite.


Come elimination challenge, it was good old battle of the sexes (which should no doubt pump up Mike). The men would need to prepare dishes for the bride-to-be, while the girls cook for the groom. The couple had chosen three cocktails, and the contestants must prepare two dishes to pair with the cocktails (which are Moscow Mule, Tequila Shots, or Golden Delicious). The men won, and Bryan, with his Sweet & Sour Macaroon Filled with Guacamole, Corn Nuts, and Corn Puree to pair with the tequila shot won. Eve was sent packing.


Catch Top Chef tonight 10pm on Bravo.


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