Top Chef

Finale Part 1

Season 5, Ep 12, Aired 2/18/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Top Chef moves to New Orleans, and tonight the chefs cook for restaurateur Emeril Lagasse for a chance to be in the final challenge, but an unexpected twist will winnow the herd a little more than is expected.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom Colicchio

    Co-Host/Head Judge

  • Gail Simmons

    Judge

  • Carla Hall

    Season 5 Contestant

  • Fabio Viviani

    Season 5 Contestant

  • Hosea Rosenberg

    Season 5 Contestant

  • Photos (2)
  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Gail is back! Gail is back!

    By JPPT1974, Mar 03, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Fabio: (playfully, when told that he's eliminated, and Stefan's in the finale) If you don't win, I'll kick your ass! You have no idea!

    • Hosea: (when Stefan says that Fabio dressed as a woman for Halloween) Do you always go as a woman? Fabio: Yes. The first year I was Catwoman, the second year I was Wonder Woman. You gotta have balls to dress as a woman! Hosea: Well, they can't be too big or they won't fit in the thong.

    Notes (2)

    • The chefs are asked to cater a dinner for the Krewe of Orpheus. The Krewe of Orpheus was instituted in 1993, and is therefore a relatively recent addition to the line up of parade krewes. They put on one of the largest Mardi Gras parades in the famous Carnival celebrations of New Orleans every year. The krewe was founded in 1993 by Harry Connick, Jr. and Sr., along with Sonny Borey.

    • Fabio says he was watching this episode air in Tom's restaurant Craftsteak, and was very touched when everyone in the restaurant booed emphatically when he was eliminated.

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