‘Top Chef Masters: Battle of the Sous Chefs’ review: Remastering the mastersAugust 13, 2013
While “Top Chef Masters” is thoroughly entertaining as always this year, one of the other things that Bravo clearly has going for themselves is that they’ve also set up a pretty outstanding web series in “Battle of the Sous Chefs.” The webisodes are only around ten minutes in length, but they really pack quite a bit of content into what is ultimately a pretty short run time.
This week, the challenge was rather simple and also exciting: Remaster a dish based on what your chefs brought for you in terms of ingredients. Who can read their bosses’ minds, and who needs to do some extra research? Luckily, at least most of the chefs proved to be smart enough to realize what their chefs wanted based on their given ingredients.
Unfortunately, there were some chefs that struggled based on technical issues.
1. Lora Kirk (Lynn Crawford) went from the top to the bottom thanks to some overseared scallops.
2. Graeme Ritchie (Bryan Voltaggio) struggled thanks to the oats on his dish coming out wrong, which is a shame given that we’ve never seen anything quite like his dish.
3. Ted Hopson (Sang Yoon) had a dish that was simply too tough.
Both Sang and Bryan have a punishment coming for the second straight week, which is going to be tough to make as hysterically funny as watching Bryan go to prison last time in their “Days of Our Lives”-themed task.
As for the winner, it was none other than Douglas Keane’s own Drew Glassell! Drew is probably the least-energetic character ever on a culinary reality show, and that is kind of his appeal in that he is the Ron Swanson of “Top Chef.” Given that Douglas is also our personal favorite chef, this victory has us pumped for Wednesday night’s show.