Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Top Chef: Just Desserts"- SECOND SEASON FINALS

Special Guests: Jacques Torres ("Mr. Chocolate"), Sebastien Canonne (The French Pastry School owner/chef in Chicago) & Stephane Trefano (The Art of Pastry owner)

SOUS CHEFS (the first of which are chosen from blind draw via the numbers on the backs of giant cookies that they're holding):

Sally: #7 (Vanarian) & Orlando
Matthew: #1 (Megan) & Carlos
Chris: #11 (Rebecca) & Amanda

The showpieces are all part of The Final Challenge.


Entremet: Hazelnut Dacquois w/ passion fruit gelee, milk jam & whipped javara
Bread: Focaccia w/ olive oil, fresh thyme & Maldon salt
Bonbon: Key Lime ganache & speculous
Plated Dessert: Dark chocolate cake w/ raspberry mousse, pecan streusel & milk ice cream

Entremet: Chocolate mousse w/ mango vanilla cream, caramel cremeux, lime & almond sponge
Bread: Parker House Roll w/ bacon, onions & Gruyere
Bonbon: Salted caramel milk chocolate
Plated Dessert: White chocolate espresso mousse w/ chocolate cremeux, cashew nougatine & ice cream

Entremet: Chocolate mousse w/ vanilla cremeux & raspberry jam
Bread: Brioche w/ bacon maple butter
Bonbon: Coffee-infused ganache & caramel
Plated Dessert: Almond cake w/ banana caramel, banana ice cream & mango sauce

Text Poll Results:

1. Matthew (43%)
2. Chris (29%)
3. Sally (28%)

I will tell you this much...

...a man has won this $100K...


...& IT GOES TO CHRIS! Sally leaves w/ $5K.
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