Saturday, June 15, 2013

"Top Chef Masters: Battle of the Sous Chefs"- START

C #1: Cook something that reflects their Master's culinary point of view. The winner won immunity for their Master, but the bottom three would cause their Masters to be penalized.

Notables:
Lora Kirk (Lynn Crawford): Poached egg & sweet/sour radishes w/ pickled red beet
Drew Gassell (Douglas Keane): Seared scallop w/ Hon Shimeji mushrooms & Shiitake broth
Ted Hopson (Sang Yoon): Seared pork w/ Vietnamese-style caramel
Graeme Ritchie (Bryan Voltaggio): Roasted aromatic carrots w/ goat cheese, coconut & pine nuts
Benedetto Bartolotta (Odette Fata): Rack of lamb w/ cauliflower & anise puree
Chris Shea (David Burke): Angry Spiced Shrimp w/ white beans & roasted cauliflower
Robert "Bobby" Silva (Herbert Wilson): Naked Fanny Bay oysters w/ cucumber vinaigrette & mango red bell pepper salsa
Greg Howe (Richard Sandoval): Seared salmon & grilled beef tenderloin w/ chimichurri

BOTTOM THREE- Greg, Chris & Lora
IMMUNITY WINNER- Drew

The other five teams:

Franklin Becker & Vinson Petrillo
Neal Fraser & Jason Bowlin
Jennifer Jasinski & Jorel Pierce
Jenn Louis & Cory Chunn
Sue Zemanick & Nick Lama

Now, for details about the upcoming season's Masters:

Franklin: The Little Beet exec. chef in NYC (Autism Speaks)
David: Exec. chef & owner of many NYC restaurants (Table to Table)
Lynn: Ruby Watchco & Ruby Eats chef-owner in Toronto (Sunnybrook Foundation)
Odette: San Domenico exec. chef in NYC (Doctors Without Borders)
Neal: Owner of several L.A. restaurants (Alex's Lemonade Stand)
Jennifer: Exec. chef & owner of quite a few Denver restaurants (Work Options for Women)
Douglas: Former chef at the 2 Michelin Starred Cyrus in Sonoma Valley, CA (Green Dog Rescue)
Jenn: Lincoln & Sunshine Tavern exec. chef & co-owner in Portland, OR (City of Hope)
Richard: Chef/owner of his own L.A. restaurant chain (C-CAP)
Bryan: Former "Top Chef" runner-up (Share Our Strength)
Herbert: Sushi Samba exec. chef in Las Vegas (American Heart Association)
Sang: Father's Office & Lukshon Restaurant exec. chef & owner in L.A. (Worldwide Orphans Foundation)
Sue: Gastreau's exec. chef in New Orleans (Gulf Restoration Network)

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