Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Top Chef: Just Desserts" 10/12

$5K Quickfire: With only one hand tied behind their backs, they had to make a pie in 90 minutes.

Guest Judge: Francois Payard (Payard Patisserie & Bistro owner/chef)

Pies:

Orlando: Raspberry/blueberry/blackberry/strawberry pie
Sally: Red plum & strawberry double-crusted pie w/ chocolate chantilly
Chris: Banana cream pie w/ banana caramel
Carlos: Raspberry lemon meringue pie

DISQUALIFIED FROM CHALLENGE FOR USING A HAND- Matthew
WINNER- Carlos (Runner-up: Orlando)

ELIMINATION CHALLENGE #8: Food was served at a nighttime carnival

Shopping Budget (half-hour): $400

Guest Judge #2: Dana Cowin (Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief)

ENTRIES:

Sally: White corn brown butter cake w/ corn pudding & peanut ice cream
Carlos: Sesame Angel Food Cake "Burger" w/ churro "fries" & strawberry-lemon soda
Chris: Funnel cake ice cream w/ sable breton strawberries, funnel cake & mint foam
Matthew: Fried caramel apple pie w/ apple carpaccio & vanilla ice cream
Orlando: Chocolate Apple Entremet w/ apple sorbet

WINNER- Matthew (Runner-up: Sally)

The cheftestant who FAILED to make it to the Final Four was...














































































































































Carlos
Chris
Orlando

...Carlos, which meant he had to settle for $15K.

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