Top Chef

Season 9 Episode 5

Don't Be Tardy for the Dinner Party

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 30, 2011 on Bravo
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The contestants begin the day on the road as they travel to Dallas, and Padma decides to test their creativity with canned goods in the roadside Quickfire just to keep things in theme. Then it goes from rags to riches as the chefs must shift gears to cater a dinner party in an exclusive Dallas suburb.

Guest Judge: John Besh

Quickfire Challenge: Create a Dish Using the Ingredients Inside the Survival Kits

Elimination Challenge: Create a Course for a Progressive Dinner Party

Round Three


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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Court Westcott: I want something that's going to make my inner fat kid cry, all right? That's what I want, okay? I want rich, bold flavors.
      Kameron Westcott: And more is better, here in Texas.
      Court Westcott: I have a Gummi Bear addiction. My wedding cake was a Gummi Bear, a giant Gummi Bear.
      Ed: I can't compute that someone with that kind of elegance is telling me that I should cook Gummi Bears.

    • Chuy: (while menu planning at the entrée house) The husband's a really adventurous guy. She's high-maintenance. This is why I avoid actually doing these things. I prefer them coming to my restaurant. I can kick them out there.

    • Troy Kloewer: I thought Grayson's dish looked great. It was a little rich for me, I have to be honest, for my taste buds.
      Tom: Oh, I thought it was just impossible to be too rich in Dallas, Texas.
      (Everyone at the table laughs.)

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