This week, we're down to five chef'testants on Top Chef Masters and the stakes are getting even higher. Luckily, the challenges don't seem to be all that ridiculous this episode.
The Quickfire challenge tonight is actually one of my favorites from Top Chef: Name That Ingredient, where the chefs are blindfolded while tasting a variety of ingredients and the chef with the most correct answers wins (hopefully the prize is something useful this week).
For the Elimination, the chefs are challenged to make a dish inspired by a Greek god. Each chef has a different deity and must create a culinary masterpiece fit for Mount Olympus — and the Judges' Table.
Of course, this episode sees them making fun of Susur again because he has no clue how to pronounce the name of his Greek god (or who the heck it is), and Marcus is boo-hooing because he's getting worn down and his back hurts. I suppose Marcus forgot one seminal rule of the show: There's no crying in Top Chef Masters! Otherwise, his peers and the millions thousands of viewers at home have free reign to make fun of him (not that we didn't have a reason to before, though, with that denim shirt fetish of his).
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