...a little review of last night's episode of Top Chef, featuring...wait for it: the 12 Days of Christmas! Well, it was actually 11 days, since no one pulled a knife for Four Calling Birds.
I was pretty pumped to see this as the theme, because, you know, I'm a dork. It was pretty sad to see how it all turned out, though.
This could have been an amazing challenge, working to get all of the contestants thinking creatively and producing witty and pretty dishes. But it didn't work out that way. I don't know if it was the fact that in addition to making them follow a theme, they also had to cater to a huge number of people solo. I hate to echo the judges, but you really CAN'T win Top Chef by making deviled eggs. Well, tell that to Ariane, who has now won TWO challenges by cooking meat. Turkey breast in a toaster oven, and lamb in a regular oven. What does it tell you about this year's competition that not serving something raw or burnt is what earns you a win?
I am starting to grow a soft spot for those Europeans, they're getting endearing in their attitude, or maybe it's just that I want someone to step up and show off. Where is my Richard Blais and his food knowledge? I mean even Lisa, my least favorite contestant of all time, had rocked out the miso bacon by this time in the season, hadn't she??
However, Jeff is becoming a bit of a rock star, isn't he? Though I didn't really follow the logic of that "island leaping" cheese, his dish last night looked yummy.
I'm a little uncomfortable with the edit of Hosea, the player, when it's now been shown he not only has a girlfriend at home, but also a sick father. What's up with that??
I'm still wondering about this "holiday reprieve" of not sending someone home and wondering what the real reason was. Was there more to the refrigerator incident than we saw? Because if it was really so bad, why NOT send someone home??
That's all I've got on that for today. What are your thoughts on this season, and how many of you will be interrupting your Christmas Eve plans to watch the special holiday episode next week???