I'll come right out with it: wedding shows are my weakness. I'm not quite sure why, since I'm as single as they come, but I could zone out on those programs for hours, living vicariously through the bride-to-be and the trials and tribulations she overcomes on the road to a “perfect” wedding. It's not the fairytale that fascinates me; it's the attention to detail -- from the floral arrangements and the stationary to the menu and the music, down to the last note. So when I found out Top Chef Masters would be throwing a Vegas wedding, I was tickled pink. Of course, the main source of my excitement, as it usually is, was the food.
Normally, the culinary offerings at weddings are lackluster at best. (Well, unless you have Tom Colicchio doing your catering, like Kerry did for his wedding. Lucky guy.) But with a team of top notch chefs on the case, I knew the other judges and I were in for a real treat.
The poor Masters, on the other hand, had to jump through some hoops. They were given just a few moments to consult with Christine and Jay, the bride and groom, before sorting out the minutiae of their wedding day. The chefs even had to pick color schemes for their chargers and napkins! With just four hours of prep time the day before the wedding, and two hours before service, the Masters muscled through, creating a Filipino-inspired menu to suit the couple.
happy to be able to live vicariously thru you Krista..I am always working on the North Slope of Alaska and we don't get Bravo up there at all. I have to wait till I come home and hope that Bravo is showing Top Chef Masters as an all day event. So far I've had no luck so again, I am am living vicariously thru your words and breathlessly waiting for the day when I can actually watch these wonderful Chefs in action...Big Sigh
Love your blog and seeing you on the show! That was really well said, and glad Art wasn't eliminated over his leaning tower of Pisa cake!
jmlv At the end of the day, Art's cake might have looked sloppy, but the flavors were spot on. That limp cabbage on the other hand, didn't deliver in looks OR taste, and my fellow judges agreed. I like to think of food like I think of men: You can be as slick looking as you like, but if the substance isn't there, I'm just not interested. If food isnt' tasty, what's the point, right?
Beautifully written blog. Thanks so much for helping us TV viewers see more of the wedding from your point of view. I very much enjoyed reading your version of it.