“Top Chef Masters” has really turned out to be quite an entertaining season, hasn’t it? While we’re not seeing the chefs leave the kitchen that much, we did have an opportunity this week to see an appearance from Curtis Stone’s then-fiancee Lindsay Price, and a challenge that involved surprising him with a series of very different kinds of food.
But first … the quickfire! This was all about curry, which was interesting choice since there was also quite a bit of story in the other challenge about curry. The winner here (yet again) was Sang Yoon, who is going to win almost all of Bravo’s money if he keeps this up. The guy is just a mad scientist when it comes to getting things done in the kitchen, and he never bites off more than he can chew.
One more example of Sang’s greatness? He ended up lasting in the elimination challenge along with Lynn Crawford and Bryan Voltaggio. Bravo has to be pleased that their longtime favorite in Bryan is doing well this season, and the sort of food he makes is close to what we would want to try at a restaurant.
But with the teams divided into groups this week, it was basically a difficult challenge of that if one person does a bad job, you could be in jeopardy to go along with them. As a whole this time, it just felt like the team of Neal Fraser, Jennifer Jasinski, and Franklin Becker just failed to really get it together, with Franklin being sent home. While he may be a fantastic chef, he also forgot what is probably a key role in every kitchen: Never give yourself more on your plate than what you are reasonably capable of doing.
As of right now, we’re still calling Sang as the waiter, even if next week he’s going to show off that he’s not too fond of waiters who do not take care with his dishes. It’s restaurant wars! Actually, some of the waiters may need to be yelled at after what they did during this week’s challenge.
We will be back with a full review of the most-recent edition of “Battle of the Sous Chefs,” so be sure to check back.