Top Chef Masters

Season 3 Episode 1

Restaurant Wars

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 06, 2011 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • Top Chef Masters Watch to Win Contest:

      How many chefs didn't complete their dish?
      1. None
      2. One
      3. Three – 98%*

      *Percentage who are correct as of the end of the first broadcast
      (One $100 weekly prizewinner, one trip to New York for a Top Chef Masters culinary experience grand prizewinner)

  • Quotes

    • Suvir: (during the Elimination Challenge prep) Every Indian man needs a woman to take care of him.
      (Mary Sue Milliken feeds him an apple slice)
      Mary Sue: (laughs) 'Cept for you.
      Suvir: I need two.
      (Mary Sue and Traci Des Jardins break out laughing.)

    • Suvir Saran: I wonder why I decided to compete on Top Chef Masters. One part of me thinks I may have been bitten by a rabid dog. But my strengths are gonna be my good looks and my eloquence... kidding.

  • Notes

    • In his blog for this episode at the Bravo website, James says that the Critics all had a very tough time with this episode's Elimination, because they all felt that the wrong team was chosen as the losers by the diners. If they'd had their druthers, Hugh would have stayed, and John Sedlar would have been on the chopping block (because of his raw lamb chops) along with John Currence (because they thought his sweet potato and peanut soup garnished with chicken liver mousse was bizarre).

    • This episode aired at a special time, 11:00 pm E/P (10 pm CT), immediately following the Top Chef All-Stars "Reunion Special" which aired in its normal time slot.

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