And then there were five.
After staving off elimination on Top Chef for quite some time, Seattle native Robin Leventhal became 12th person eliminated on the Bravo cooking show, just one chef-testant shy of landing into the top five. The 43-year-old is seen as largely not in the same league as the remaining five contestants (with perhaps the exception of Eli), and the elimination of Mike I. two weeks ago was a shocker. This week, however, no upsets, as Robin was sent packing his knives.
The elimination challenge for this week's Top Chef featured the chefs creating dishes inspired by different casinos in the Vegas strip, and Robin's panna cotta didn't exactly wow the judges, she made glass out of sugar to replicate the sculptures in the Bellagio, but wasn't able to serve it.
It was Michael V., with his boneless chicken wing with curry and blue cheese, who won the challenge, and also a trip to Napa to visit the wineries. Prior frontrunner Jennifer is apparently not out of the losing streak, since she still landed in the bottom three with her New York strip as stone underneath from the Sword and the Stone, topped with beets.
Eli is the other person in the bottom three, so we know it's between him and Robin. And then next week, Eli will be eliminated and we have the final four everybody was expecting to begin with, the V brothers, Kevin, and Jennifer, who seriously need to wake up.
As for this week's quickfire challenge, Padma Lakshmi and Nigella Lawson were in bed, and the six chef-testants were tasked to prepare breakfast in bed. Bryan surprisingly ended up on the bottom two with his eggs and vanilla fondue, and so did Robin.