the “next” TOP CHEF

Well for those of you following this years version of Bravo’s Top Chef – what can I say.


After being bummed out last week that Kelly got eliminated (by the way I really like her and she provided some really interesting dishes whilst state-side, but was not in her A game while in Singapore) last week setting up a 3 guy challenge.  As much as you might say about Angelo – that boy (guy) is CREATIVE.  And my dark horse Ed, just let last years winner take over the fourth dish – the dessert cake – which if it was me as the “executive chef”, I would have but the gauntlet down harder and say make THIS (something a little more flamboyant).  But as admitted, dessert are not his forte’.  He is an excellent chef, and as he stated, “Angelo and Kevin are more creative, but my dishes will taste better” (loose quote).  I’d eat he stuff daily.

But the surprise – was Kevin – didn’t really see him as a contender early on, but as the competitors diminished – he stated to produce some very creative dishes.  And honestly, the dishes he created for the final were (at 3 out of 4) above the rest.

I like Angelo – his zest and competitive nature – but felt really bad for him that he was sidelined with an illness – he produced, but maybe not the 110% he shown in earlier episodes.  It would also be enjoyable to sample his creativity first hand, but being an LA-based foodie, and not much a newyork fan – won’t happen.


Sidebar: 2 of the 3 returning top chef’s were favorites of mine – but not a fan of last year’s winner – think he hurt Ed’s chances for success.


All in all it was entertaining, but as some critics have lambasted the finale’ as being bland – I’d kind of have to agree – especially the final Judges table – I hoped they’d at least to a live telecast and have some what of a higher level of excitement, kind of a let down.  But Kevin’s reaction was priceless.


Till next season.

p.s. NOT looking forward to the pastry edition of the show – never could stand Gail Simmons – b*tch – she should be on next top model with all her crassness.  (plus she’s but on quite a few pounds over the years and also needs to loosen up in the clothing department).