The chefs are tasked with creating dishes using survival kit ingredients. I have to say the only dish that actually looked like a dish to me was Edward's, so I was little bummed when he didn't win. He also pulled that one out with a bad back. That must have been painful. I remember Anthony Bourdain saying in one of his books that you shouldn't become a chef if you already have a bad back since it puts so much strain on it. I actually don't think my back could take it! Guess I'll have to stick to homecooking for now. Ultimately, Lindsay's homage to her father's love of Vienna Sausage won.
The chefs go from rags (survival kits in the middle of a muddy field) to riches (mansions in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Dallas.) The chefs are told that for their Elimination Challenge they will be catering a progressive party. I had never heard of a progressive party, but seems like something fun if you like your neighbors. My apartment neighbors are elderly yentah, so I don't know if I'd want to get into it with them like that. The chefs are split up into three courses/groups: apps, 'tre 'tres, and 'serts. I wasn't blown away by many of the dishes, I have to say. Although maybe i was too focused on the adorable jokes Gail was making with her over-the-top hosts, or the grumpy looks on Tom's face which cracked me up.
The appetizers seemed to be the strongest course. In fact, Paul won with his Brussels sprouts appetizer. I'm glad Paul won. He is just so adorable and tries so damn hard. And, i love Brussels sprouts.
This segment in Dallas makes those of us who are born and raised in Texas look bad.....It is the thing that makes folks from Texas cringe.....Can't wait for Austin cooking....
Agreed on the dining experience at Chef Besh's August restaurant in NOLA. One of my all time favorite dining experiences.
Last time I had one of my all time fav dishes as my hot apetizer at August : Squash blossom stuffed with some herbed ricotta cheese and tempara fried served with some pickled heirloom tomatoes and basil aioli. I wanted to literally lift the plate up and lick it at the end!
American, those hoity toity Dallas snobs are not real Texans. Yes, Vicki...let's show them all when Austin airs.
I wish we could see more of chris crary in the shows!! Hes got such a fun personality and love his creativity
As a dallas resident, I was so disappointed that these were the people who were chosen to "represent" This is not what dallas is all about! They are the worst of dallas' fake high society. This challenge should have been a fundraiser for one of the many children's hospitals in Dallas or some of the many people who "do good" here - not some plastic surgery ad with three couples who are obviously living on old family money. 1200 wedding guests? yuck. They knew nothing about cooking....what an embarrassment for our city.
This is one of my top shows; I almost had to turn this episode off. What a sad choice of people to be shown paired with today's up-and-coming hot chefs. I feel for the people of Texas that this was the face shown to the world...let's hope this was just a hiccup in an otherwise good season.