Top Chef

Season 2 Episode 13

Finale (2)

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 31, 2007 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • Ilan's Meal

      Course #1
      Pincho of Pan Con Tomate with Angulas, Osetra Caviar & Tomatillos.

      Course #2
      Macadamia Nut Gazpacho with Pan Roasted Moi.

      Course #3
      Seared Squab with Foie Gras, Shrimp, Braised Leeks & Lobster Sauce.

      Course #4
      Braised & Grilled Beef Short Rib with Mushrooms & Romesco Sauce

      Course #5
      Tangelo Soup with Hawaiian Fruit, Surinam Cherry Sorbet & Bay Leaf Fritter.

    • Marcel's Meal

      Course #1
      Uni (Sea Urchin) & Meyer Lemon Gelee with Fennel Cream, Caviar & Kalamata Oil.

      Course #2
      Cucumber & Radish Salad with Citrus Yuzu Vinaigrette. (Isomalt teardrops failed.)

      Course #3
      Hearts of Palm & Maitake Mushrooms with Kaffir Lime Sauce & Sea Beans. (Kampachi left behind.)

      Course #4
      North Shore Strip Loin with Garlic Puree, Crispy Taro Ball & Micro-Greens.

      Course #5
      Blini with Kona Coffee Caviar & Hawaiian Chocolate Mousse.

  • Quotes

    • Betty: (while prepping for Ilan) Marcel, do you want me to toast it with nothing on it fo–
      Ilan: (interrupting in an outraged tone) What did you just call me?!
      Betty: Oh my God, I should be shot!

    • Betty: (to Ilan, as they leave the Farmer's Market) You want to hold my melon?

  • Notes

    • Hubert Keller, chef and owner of Fleur de Lys in San Francisco and Las Vegas, makes his fourth appearance in Top Chef with this episode. He was the first guest judge in season one, and participated in both of season one's finales.

    • Also Featured:

      These guests also functioned as judges. Their views were taken to Judge's table by Chef Keller.

      Michelle Bernstein – Chef/Owner, Michy's.
      Scott Conant – Chef/Owner, L'Impero & Alto.
      Wylie Dufresne – Chef/Owner, wd~50.
      Roy Yamaguchi – Chef/Owner, Roy's.

    • Both Harold, the winner of season one, and Ilan won the Elimination Challenge in the first round of their respective season, then went on to win it all.

  • Allusions