By The Wiz
She was debating between Antonia and Dale, and had Dale won, well, then, he would have been on the dream team and we could possibly have said good-bye to Lisa, Spike, or Antonia.
As it is, as goes the restaurant, so goes the executive chef. It reminds me of when Tre left last season. I was so sad.
But, seriously, this was the worst beating on Top Chef I have ever seen. They could find nothing wrong with Dream Team’s restaurant. Oh the drama! Grit! We must wash the clams again! (I will admit to having flashbacks of the scales incident.) The only thing the judges didn’t like - the schmear on the dessert plate. Extraordinarily minor compared to the catastrophe that was Mai Buddha. Extraordinarily minor compared to..well..everything.
(Who wants gorgonzola cheesecake? I do! I do!)
I will admit to wishing Lisa had won the coin toss and gotten the executive chef role, then we wouldn’t be faced with possibly having to watch while she whines her way through the finals. Holy cow. I really want to think that some of this is editing, she can’t possibly be this unpleasant, can she?
I thought she was going to leave. I have never heard of Laksa, but apparently hers was nasty. That “baby vomit with wood chips” sure looked GREAT. The woman is like me - she can’t cook rice. Keep her AWAY from the rice, people. Did we learn NOTHING from last week? Dale did make that butterscotch weirdness, but they did like his dumpling at least. Well, a little, anyway.
There wasn’t one truly successful dish on their menu, (the short rib - maybe) while Dream Team didn’t have a dud among them. It must have been hard for the editors to try to make it look like it possibly could have been close, although they didn’t succeed if they tried. It was such a KO, it was impossible to pretend it was anything else.
Dream Team did it right - they didn’t overshoot, they kept it simple and clean, and they won for it. Every other restaurant wars episode has been a train wreck, I think largely because the chefs didn’t want to keep things simple, they always overshot the mark.
Stephanie finally gets a big prize for her win! Yay!
Anthony Bourdain rocks my world. I love him.
Spike is big on covering himself and not taking risks. Well, you go hang buddhas, Spike. Enjoy.
Final Four: Stephanie, Richard, Antonia, and……Spike?
Next to go: Please let it be Lisa. No more staying on technicalities!
Winner: I don’t care anymore. Richard, Stephanie, or Antonia would be OK with me. Just not Spike or Lisa.