Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Top Chef Quickfire Challenge Game

Several Top Chef fans gathered at our local Starbucks last night to play the brand new "Top Chef Quickfire Challenge Game." It's a trivia game with questions related to the show as well as general kitchen knowledge questions.

We decided to split our group of six into two teams. Here is an example of one of the questions:

In Season 4's Restaurant Wars challenge, what dish of Lisa's did Anthony Bourdain call, "baby vomit with wood chips?"
Honestly we were stumped by that one!

There are five categories of questions: "The Chefs," "The Challenges," "The Food," "Culinary 101," and "Tools and Techniques."

Here is a question from "The Chefs:" Who was the youngest competitor in Season 3 - Casey, Lia or Sara N.?

From "The Food:" In the Season 4 challenge at Rick Tramonto's Steak and Seafood, which frozen protein did Spike choose to use that ends up getting him sent home?

Here's something interesting - you don't have to be an avid Top Chef fan to play the game. There are enough general knowledge questions to keep things interesting for everyone. Here is a "Culinary 101" question: True or false: Adding sugar to water raises its freezing point.

Here is a "Tools and Techniques" question: What are the two integral ingredients in ganache?

We din't play the game through to the end, but we could have - it was really fun. Our only complaint is that these little knives were kind of annoying!

Please stay tuned to ATC to news about the availability of this game. It will make a great gift for any Top Chef fan!

The first person to answer correctly all five of the italicized questions in this post will win the game. Please give it a try!


Tank said...

Love the site!

1. Laska
2. Sara N.
3. Scallops
4. Cream/Chocolate

Thanks for the chance

Kristine said...

Lisa's sticky rice.
Sara N.
chocolate & cream

Laura K said...

Kristine, you almost have it - look over your answers a little more closely....

Fire and Ice said...

1. her mango sticky rice
2. sara N
3. scallops
4. false, decreases it, adding salt to water increases the boiling point
5. whipping cream and melted chocolate

Laura K said...

Fire and Ice - all of your answers are exactly correct. Thank you for playing. Please send me your address and I will mail you the game!

Laura K

Kristine said...

That't what I get for doing this at work and not fact checking. Congrats, Fire & Ice.