Top Chef

Tribute Dinner

Season 9, Ep 8, Aired 12/21/11
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  • Episode Description
  • The contestants hit the road again, this time for the capital. Once they arrive at Austin's Le Cordon Bleu's kitchen, the chefs must adapt quickly in the Quickfire when their cooking mashes up with social networking and they receive challenge twists via Twitter. Later, they will each be able to pay homage to the person who inspired him or her to become a chef when they are asked to create dishes in their honor.Guest Judge: Patti LaBelleQuickfire Challenge: Top Chef Fans "Tweet" Instructions for ChefsElimination Challenge: Make a Dish to Honor Your Cooking InspirationRound Sixmoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Padma Lakshmi

    Host/Judge

  • Tom Colicchio

    Head Judge

  • Emeril Lagasse

    Judge

  • Beverly Kim

    Season 9 Contestant

  • Chris Crary

    Season 9 Contestant

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • (Chris Crary has given Lindsay sriracha as per a tweet.)
      Lindsay: The least you could have done was open this for me.
      Chris C.: That's what Southern gentlemen do?
      Lindsay: That's just what men in general do.

    • Emeril: Heather's dish, the cut of meat-I don't even know what it is.
      Patti LaBelle: It's Bigfoot.
      (Everyone starts laughing.)
      Emeril: I feel like I'm at a banquet at one of those hotels that you would drag me to.
      Tom: Me?
      Padma: I don't even want to know the rest of that story.
      Patti: I do!

    • Bev: (about Heather's attitude towards her) Some people misinterpret my humbleness as being weakness. The universe is full of karma, and it's very powerful. It always comes back to you.

    Notes (2)

    • Immediately following this episode, Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen's "seventh episode" was available for streaming on BravoTV.com.

    • Guest Diners:
      > Nadine Vendryes – Pattie LaBelle's Make-up Artist
      > John Stanley – Pattie LaBelle's Music Director

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