What makes “Top Chef Masters” such a ridiculously phenomenal show is seeing how even the simplest things sometimes can stump the best chefs in the business. We love David Burke, for example, whether it be his personality or his plating skills. However, the man tonight struggled with the task of recreating one of the world’s simplest dishes: Nachos.
This task was yet another quickfire dominated by the culinary stylings of one Douglas Keane, who has replaced Sang Yoon as the force to be reckoned with. This means that still, Bryan Voltaggio has yet to win a quickfire in two seasons of the franchise. Pretty awkward for a guy who has otherwise done well.
But we’re not really here to write about the quickfire so much as we are the stunning exit tonight of Neal, who was to us the strongest chef over a good percentage of the competition. He had won some competitions in the past, and you would have really thought that working with his old boss in David on a task regarding a surprise “catch of the day” would have enabled him to stick around for a little bit longer.
The reason that we have this exit labeled as “shocking” is mostly for one reason: Even though we love Sang and have all season, we would have sent him home if his raw concoction was really “inedible.” This felt more like he was being spared thanks to his cumulative work this season, and not so much for this individual bad spot on what is otherwise a good resume.
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