Top Chef

Season 3 Episode Special

4 Star All Stars

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 06, 2007 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • Padma tells the competitors that they will be cooking for 20 people, but in fact only cook for the fifteen chefs of Season Three, Padma, Gail, Tom, and Ted.

    • Lee Anne Wong, a quarterfinalist from Season One and a culinary producer on Top Chef since midway through Season Two made a brief cameo, but she did not take part in the All-Star competition.

    • Season 1's charity is the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

      Season 2 plays for Share Our Strength, Working to End Childhood Hunger in America.

    • Goofs: Beurre Blanc spelled Buerre Blanc
      Crème Anglaise spelled Créme Anglaise
      Cauliflower spelled Caulifower

    • QuickFire Challenge Dishes:

      Season 1
      • Dave – Eggs of Fire: Asian Spiced Scrambled Eggs
      • Tiffani – Herb & Cream Poached Eggs with Parmesan Cheese
      • Stephen – The Perfect Omelette
      • Harold – Parmesan Shirred Eggs with Soy Butter

      Season 2
      • Marcel – "Ode to a Spanish Breakfast": Scrambled Eggs with Saffron Foam
      • Ilan – Egg White Omelette with Béarnaise Sauce
      • Elia – Panko-fried Eggs with Tarragon & Paprika
      • Sam – Fried Eggs over Pickled Cranberries & Cherries with a Pine Nut Vinaigrette

    • Elimination Challenge Dishes:

      1st Course – Scallops
      • Dave – Cold Smoked Scallops & Triple Olive Tapenade with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
      • Elia – Duo of Scallops: Carpaccio & Seared with Citrus Marmalade & Endive Salad

      2nd Course – Lobster
      • Stephen – Lobster Poached in Beurre Blanc with Cauliflower Crème Anglaise
      • Marcel – Lobster Duo: Melon & Tomato, Cilantro & Mango with Vanilla Gelée, Lobster Foam

      3rd Course – Duck
      • Harold – Spicy Duck Meatballs with Minted Gnocchi in a Braised Duck Sauce
      • Ilan – Almond Stuffed Duck Breast with Wild Rice, White Asparagus & Raw Egg Yolk

      4th Course – Kobe Beef
      • Tiffani – Kobe Beef Two Ways: Roasted & Carpaccio with Polenta
      • Sam – Seared Kobe Beef with Mushroom Confit & Onion Relish

    • Stephen wins the QuickFire to become team captain, and Season One wins the QuickFire overall. Marcel was the top chef in the QuickFire for Season Two, and became their captain for the elimination round.

      Season One wins the elimination challenge.

  • Quotes

    • Ilan Hall: (his advice to Season 3 contestants) Go in with an open mind, because that's how you'll win. That's how I won!

    • Dave: (about Marcel) If the bitch can cook, let him cook.
      Marcel: (offended) You're calling me a bitch now?!

    • Stephen: Because I won the QuickFire, our team was awarded an additional $100. This additional $100, I felt, would be best spent on wine.

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