Thursday, February 2, 2012

Reactions to Top Chef Texas Episode 13

When the cheftestants arrived at the kitchen, they were greeted by a table full of pancakes and guest judge Pee Wee Herman. As everyone knows from Pee Wee's Big Adventure, the man-child in the gray suit and red bow tie loves pancakes. The chefs were tasked with making a creative pancake dish in 20 minutes. After some furious cooking, Padma and Pee Wee tasted each creation. Although Pee Wee said that every pancake was "the pancake I ever ate," Ed took the win with his randomly shaped pancake bits covered in bruleed marshmallows and fruit. Ed received $5,000.

Continuing to draw from Pee Wee's Big Adventure, the chefs were asked to make a family style dish for Pee Wee's lunch at the Alamo. All the chefs were given $100, their own Pee Wee style bike, and three hours to source food and a restaurant to cook in. Pedaling around in the blazing Texas heat, all the chefs scrambled over to the farmers' market for ingredients, and then split up to find a cooking space. Ed found a bed and breakfast where he had to cook eggs over easy for a guest while prepping his dish for the competition. Lindsay found a space at The Madhatter, only to have it taken away from her by Sarah when Lindsay left to scrounge up more food. After the three hours were up, however, everyone had cooked their dishes and headed to the Alamo to prepare the meal.

Pee Wee, Padma, Gail, and  Tom consumed a lot of chicken dishes, but found all quite good. For her creativity  making stuffed zucchini, Lindsay took the win. Paul also got high marks for his roasted chicken salad and curry gastrique. That left Ed, Grayson, and Sarah on the hot seat. In the end, Grayson's giant stuffed chicken breast just didn't measure up and she was asked to leave.

What did you think of last night's episode? Should Grayson have been the one to go? Leave your comments below.

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froggy said...

It was something to grit your teeth about, get through and hope for next week...