During Tom's walk-through, Brooke reveals that she still doesn't quite know what she wants to do, which could be trouble. Josh reveals that he's making foie gras torchon in less than 24 hours, which is apparently impossible. This could also be trouble. Tom psychs Sheldon out a bit by warning him not to plate his fish too soon. "I don't want to screw you up. If you don't get plated, don't blame me." Oy. Guess what? This could be TROUBLE!
Back at the house, Josh gets THE CALL. He is now a father to Georgia, named after Josh's father. Ugh -- I love this so much. Mazel tov, Josh!!!
"How can you concentrate?" asks Brooke.
Lay off, Brooke!
The chefs are ready for the their meal down memory lane. Sheldon is on top of his A-game. I'm mean to point this out, but I am so amused when he combines these two expressions. Don't worry, Sheldon -- our Housewives concoct their own idioms all the time. Sheldon took Tom's advice and waited till the last minute to plate. HIs fish were perfect, but his broth was too salty because he let it reduce too long.
Brooke's chicken and quail dish is well-received as well, although Wolfgang's quail is overcooked.
Josh's torchon is just not set correctly. In fact, he had to put it in the freezer while he was preparing it to speed up the process.
So, after 28 challenges, Brooke wins, and Josh goes home to his wife and new baby girl. I think those are pretty sweet prizes. Josh mentions that he wants "revenge" in Last Chance Kitchen. On whom I'm not so sure, but good luck in there, Josh!
And we have our two finalists. To find out who they'll be competing against, watch the Last Chance Kitchen finale HERE.
Until next week, Have a Nosh!
Can you please tell Josh congrats on the birth of his baby girl? Couldn't find his Tweeter acct. Thnx!
Give me a break! Too salty was better than one too many things? No way!! I think Sheldon should have GONE home!!!
Ms. Monica Reyhani,
In the future when a chef explains a process in their cooking with such emotion, love and spirituality as Mr. Choi did when he was talking about cleaning the rice, you should be careful of making light of it or making fun of it. Your attempt at humor on this one was an epic fail. It was such a heartfelt, personal moment (as was most of this episode) that it came off as a little disrespectful. I read Tom and Hugh's blogs first and they both had very lovely things to say about his process. Yes, even Hugh had some very eloquent things to say about Mr. Choi and the process of cleaning rice and the struggles he had before becoming a chef, and we all know Hugh has an almost flawless sense of humor and very little filter between brain to mouth. I hope this doesn't come across as harsh and mean because this is certainly not my intent. I really enjoy all of the Top Chef blogs and I truly mean no disrespect.
I would also like to note that all of my friends and family loved, loved, loved this episode. Again, it was a very sweet, heartfelt, and emotional episode that was 100% drama free. Most viewers of TC would much rather see more of this and much less of the Josies, and the mean girls from last season. If we want backstabbing drama queen stuff we will watch the RHO Whatever.
Looking forward to your finale blog.
Best wishes, Elizabeth P.
Is there a reason why everyone seemed to be wearing blue to dinner at the Governor's Mansion??
Seems to me Brooke was trying to get to Josh's head. I don't like her. She's annoying and always crying. Yet she wins all the time. I think Kristan is going to win and be the 10th Top Chef. Kristen is just on a higher level then anyone there. Of course she wins LCK. I think the concept is a little flawed. How many times does she have to beat the same competition. Get rid of save a chef. It's stupid. Kristen allready beat Lizzy, and C.J. enough. Kristen may be the best Top Chef in it's 10 year history. She beats the competition even when cooking on the fly sometimes. Without a concrete plan amazing. Go Kristen!!!
Hey, Josh was the one being a pain, asking Brooke time after time what she was making. I would've thrown something at him. And all of the drama about "I wish I could be there" for his wife is just bull. When you tried out for this season of Top Chef, I'm sure you were told what the timeframe was & could figure if you would be gone when your wife gives birth. Yet you went anyway so no excuses for choosing a competition over your family. If someone did this to me, it would be a pretty much unforgivable. There's always the next season of TC.
Foie gras needs to be banned from Top Chef. Its all we see in the finales, and its not even good.