Top Chef

Season 1 Episode 4

Food on the Fly

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 29, 2006 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • Elimination Challenge Dishes

      • Stephen – Banana Leaf Wrapped Tamale
      • Lisa – Two Cheese Gratin with Herbed Chicken Breast
      • Candice – Shrimp and Spinach Quiche
      • Andrea – Quinoa Pilaf with Sweet Potato Mash
      • Harold – Coconut Seafood Soup with Pea-Shoot Biscuit
      • Tiffani – Mirin-Glazed Sea Bass (Escolar)
      • Dave – Dual Sauced Lasagna with Colorful Vegetable Medley
      • Lee Anne – Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry
      • Miguel – Asian Meatloaf, Edamame Mashed Potatoes, Stir-Fry

    • QuickFire Challenge Dishes

      • Miguel – Gas Station Dessert Trio (donuts, eggs, breath strips)
      • Andrea – Pit Stop Peanut Noodles (peanut butter cups, cup of noodles, beef jerky)
      • Candice – Gas Station Gazpacho (tortilla chips, tomato juice, half & half)
      • Harold – Green Eggs and Spam (relish, eggs, Spam)
      • Tiffani – Donut Bread Pudding with Blueberry Sauce (donuts, eggs, graham crackers)
      • Dave – Morning After Trio (Doritos, cinnamon roll, frozen burrito)
      • Lee Anne – Funyun Battered Spiedini (salami, tomato soup, cheese)
      • Lisa – Gas Stop Breakfast (hot dogs, pistachios, chili)
      • Stephen – Gas Station Medley (dried peas, vanilla wafers, Spam)

    • This episode opens with a graphic reading "In memory of Joseph B. Sestito" in tribute to Cynthia's father.

    • Graphics misspelled the ingredient Funyun as "Funion" in the QuickFire Challenge.

    • QuickFire Challenge Winner: Lee Anne

    • Elimination Challenge Top Three:
      Tiffani - Winner

      Elimination Challenge Bottom Three:
      Candice - Eliminated

  • Quotes

    • Tiffani: (referring to Stephen's presentation of his dish) There's an element of condescension when he explains his dish, that you can't possibly understand all the things that are in this dish.

    • Tiffani: (while shopping at the gas station) Think we should buy some Rolaids for the judges?
      Dave: Yeah, that's for sure.

    • Andrea: (referring to the Gas Station Challenge) I really encourage people to eat food that doesn't have a lot of chemicals in it. My clients are going to pass out and die… (laughs)

    • Tom: (referring to Andrea's nutritious entree) I'm feeling healthier already.

    • Tiffani: I am the Kenmore Microwave Queen!

    • Tom: (to the bottom three contestants) If I could really get rid of two of you I probably would, um, matter of fact , all three.

    • Gail Simmons: Stephen looked at us like we were crazy! His Japanese infused, confused tamale?
      Tom Colicchio: He's just getting over-creative, and it's just getting in the way. I think he gets too wrapped up in the dogma of cooking.

  • Notes

    • Lee Anne revealed in her blog at Bravo's website that the only time she didn't finish a dish in the time alloted was the QuickFire Challenge in this episode. Fortunately for her, she won anyways.

    • Tonight's guest judge is Jefferson Hill, Executive Chef for Neiman Marcus' Rotunda.

  • Allusions

    • Shiso

      Stephen talks about Shiso leaves, known as Ohba when used in sushi. They are commonly used in Japan as basil or mint.

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