Top Chef DC Salutes Babies and Jet Setters
Top Chef DC Salutes Babies and Jet Setters
For this week's Quickfire Challenge the judges will create and adult dish and a pureed version for a baby dish. What? Babies don't care! Maybe Tom and Padma's babies care, I don't know. Alex is already annoying the crap out of me with his comments ("I'm gonna get a hooker!" "I practice making babies but not making baby food!"). Alex, please go to an open mic and get this out of your system.

I don't totally understand this challenge. It's not Top Chef for Babies! And why isn't this challenge more patriotic? I guess arbitrarily awarding money to people is sort of American. Tamesha and Kenny (sigh) win the Quickfire and $10,000 each. "Thanks, Dial NutriSkin!" babies cheer everywhere.

For the Elimination Challenge the chefs will prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes for the Hilton hotel. It's tournament style and two people are going home. No one wants to work with Amanda and Steve, who are left to work with each other. Even though being a "team player" is not Amanda's thing.

Tiffany's worried about being with Tim, and I would be too since he's been in the bottom almost every time. The chefs are cooking for some previous Top Chef contestants: Mike Isabella (his best defense: "whatever whatever"), Spike (wearer of many fedoras), and Brian Voltaggio (the gentler Voltaggio).

Ed and Alex are a match made in Hell. I like Ed, but Alex is more annoying than a mosquito bite on your hand (and I would know because I totally have one right now). They didn't even get all their food plated. Overall this team challenge is good, though, because we get a chance to learn the names of some of the chefs we haven't seen much of yet. Like Kevin, Lynne, and Andrea. Amanda and Stephen and Tiffany and Tim win breakfast. The rest move on to lunch.

Alex and Ed serve something called "Gnudi" (pronounced "nudey") and I'm not sure that's the name of something I would order off a menu. The dish with the worst feedback, however, was Andrea and Kelly's. Padma said she would send it back, and Tom was nonplussed that Kelly couldn't even properly cook "A BAG OF BEANS??" Angelo and Tamesha and Alex and Ed win lunch. Too bad, Alex will stay another week.

Kelly and Andrea win dinner and it's kind of nuts (they also get to travel to Spain or Italy). But it would be even MORE nuts if Kenny went home tonight. Arnold and Lynne's mussel and squid ink pasta made everything a little too weird for the hotel diner, and did you really think they would get rid of Kenny? Arnold and Lynne go home and I'm sad because I liked Arnold.

Who would you like to see go home? Does Alex haunt your dreams?

Come back tomorrow to check out some of the dishes from tonight's episode!

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