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.

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

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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