Top Chef: Just Desserts

Dessert Wars

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 10/27/10
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  • Episode Description
  • The Classical Restaurant Wars of Top Chef turns into a Dessert Shop War in this episode. Divided into two teams the six remaining chefs are trying to please their guests and the judges.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hubert Keller

    Judge

  • Johnny Iuzzini

    Head Judge

  • Yigit Pura

    Contestant - Season 1

  • Morgan Wilson

    Contestant - Season 1

  • Zac Young

    Contestant - Season 1

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  • Trivia & Quotes
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    • Elimination Challenge The same teams as in the quickfire challenge have to create the ultimate Dessert Shop. Each pastry chef has to create three desserts, where one must be a bread item. Winning Team: Whisk Me Away with Morgan, Eric, Danielle Winning Desserts: Morgan -- Pretzel Stick with Two Mustards; Chocolate Mousse Cake with a Crème Brûlée Center; Fried Lemon Pie and Salted Caramel Ice Cream Danielle -- Pistachio Shortcake with Lemon Cream and Strawberries; Coffee Cream Pie with Hazelnut Brittle; Gingerale Float with Raspberry and Tangerine-Lime Sorbet Eric -- Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie; Vanilla Malted Cake with Chocolate Mousse; Banana Loaf with Brown Butter and Tangerine Icing Prize: $30.000 for the winning team Loosing Team: Pastry Playland with Zac, Yigit, Heather H.
      Eliminated: Heather H.

    • Quickfire Challenge The pastry chefs are divided into two teams and they have to compete in a mise en place relay race. First they have to form twelve perfect tart shells, second they must pipe eight butter cream roses, third they have to separate and whisk six egg whites to peaks firm enough that the bowl could be held overhead for 10 seconds without the whites falling out, and finally they have jointly to roll out a strudel dough the length of the table without holes in it and then roll it to a perfect strudel.
      Winning Team: (Red Team) Yigit, Zac, Heather H. Prize: $3.000 for each member Loosing Team: (Black Team) Danielle, Eric, Morgan

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