So Debbie left last week in the wedding debacle, but regardless the chefs probably served the best wedding food ever, because let’s be honest, wedding food usually sucks.
So back to the Cosmopolitan, where we are shown an ice block tundra with Winterlude of fish. The chefs are told that they are not allowed use of heat, so cruda it is. Cosentino points out that Takashi probably has a definitive advantage in this challenge, but I think this is profiling. I can see the logic, cause Takashi is a sushi chef. In a similar vein, I would probably jump to the assumption that Gidget Chipperton would win the Doritos Taco Challenge. Brian Boitano is guest judging, and if he doesn’t do a triple axel I am outta here.
Kerry gets his charity explained right off that bat which worries me… Sometimes that’s a sign of bad things to come. Then again I think that the Magical Elves are onto my thoughts.
Cosentino is doing a pulverized charcoal drawing with a mackerel brush. Thierry is doing a geoduck dish. Takashi has been lollygagging around and leaves everything until the end, but let’s remember he is a sushi chef. This is like riding a bike made for him. Patricia thinks Brian knows what he’s talking about which is a good trait in a judge. Clarke, who does look like the monster from Rocky Horror (hat tip to commenter from last week), makes an oyster dish worthy of an oyster bar grand opening. Those Maine guys and their seafood. Mark nails it with the lobster, making this one happy competing couple.
OMG Hunibrow, your snarky posts are the BEST!
Ahh dear @chefmgaier - committed life partner to Dumb & Dumber Clarke is an easy cut since he's really like playing for two. The Clarkster can stay & fight the good fight. But would someone PLEASE cut his hair!? Who is he kidding? He would be 100% better looking without the balding Amish bowl cut! The obvious cut would have been the annoying Taco Bell Gidget Chipperton (she's too high profile to loose & no other chicks seem very sassy, sparky, or dramatic. But Ay yi yi she's grating.
But the WORST IS @chefartsmith OR .....Art..."I can't help to brag & name drop" Smith.
Drinking game! What would result if we took a wee sip from our adult bevvie every time he:
1. Name drops (Oprah, Obama, Gaga, Butterworth)
2. Boasts - with occasional fake self-deprecating chuckle
3. Talks about himself in a cutesy way (Southern Belle?)
4. Passive Aggressively sabotages or snipes (Poor Chris! Forgot the mandolin my ass)
We'd be drunk as skunks! Love everyone else (so far) esp. the adorably mugging face of Takashi is a hoot! Even Chris with his volcanic temper is amusing...gotta love dimples on a guy ....ALMOST as much as a Hunibrow!
Another great review full of wit....and our hometown paper gets a shout-out / hyperlink!! Even though I moved away from Athens a few years ago, it's fun to remember + it's super-cool to have a famous chef from my hometown!! And I'm guessing that you were at Inoko, which, btw, has been there since I was in high school (translation: a really long time). Thanks, Hugh!!
With Chris and Art on the same team, I had high hopes for the episode. Chris held up his end, but Art refused to play along. But there is always next week.
Chef Hugh, your blogs are awesome and I love the nicknames - Gidget Chipperton is my favorite with Slice of White Bread (from 80 Plates) a close 2nd.
I love your witty nicknames hee hee hee. You had a culturally specific teppen chef? No kidding! Once I had a teppen chef who was Hispanic and the food was terrible so it's important to get the right culturally specific type. Anyhoo...keep on blogging, Chef Acheson. I look forward to reading your blog each week.