Top Chef Podcast - All-Stars Ep. 13: Chefs under (and on) fire

The chefs learned that they would be cooking for "Bahamian royalty" and were gearing up to cook for some fancy schmancy dinner. But, as per usual, the producers of the show have to throw a wrench in things. Turns out, the chefs were to cook for the King of Junkanoo (like Rio's Carnaval but with less nudity) and his crew at a local, casual restaurant. This worked for Carla and Tiffany who were planning on presenting some low-key type dishes, but it was bad news for Blais and Antonia who were planning high-end offerings.

Much to everyone's surprise, one of the fryers in the kitchen they were cooking caught on fire and the chefs had to abandon their food and get the heck out. Since their mise en place was ruined, the judges let the chefs have a re-do and let them rework their dishes if the chefs felt they needed to.

The finished result was an array of brown-looking plates with some splashes of yellow (descriptive, I know), none of which really stood out. Jersey Mike finally won an Elimination Challenge with his Sous vide chicken with lobster sauce and lobster hash. The elimination was sad but not all that shocking.

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The roof was most certainly on fire (literally and figuratively speaking) during last night's episode of Top Chef All-Stars. First, they were greeted by their old competitors who beat them out of the title, then they had the pressure of cooking for "royalty".

For the Quickfire, the chefs had to cook head-to-head against the winners from their seasons of Top Chef for a chance at winning $10k each. Mike V., the obvious favorite, had to compete against Jersey Mike and — to everyone's surprise — was beaten. The same shock and surprise came to us viewers as Carla lost to Hosea (I can never be bothered to remember his last name). Needless to say, she wasn't on her 'A' game last night. Meanwhile, Tiffany managed to beat out Kevin Sbraga. The 'Chicago threesome', Antonia, Blais and TC winner Stephanie Izard competed against each other — Stephanie barely managed to beat Antonia and she went on to lose to Richard.

And then we saw the former TC champs no more in the episode (which was kind of a let down). I mean, they flew them all the way out there for that?!


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