Top Chef

Season 3 Episode 7

Guilty Pleasures

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 08, 2007 on Bravo
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This round's theme is guilty pleasures. First the chefs must work with Summer's guilty institution, ice cream, and then they move on to Miami's night life, but there's a surprise in store for them. Guest Judge: Govind Armstrong QuickFire Challenge: Coldstone Creamery Mix-in Challenge (Create Original Mix-ins for Their Sweet Cream Flavor). Elimination Challenge: Create Late Night Bar food in a Mobile Kitchen. Round Sevenmoreless

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • First Run Fan Poll:

      Which chef would you most like to share a midnight snack with?

      A. Brian 16%
      B. Casey 16%
      C. C.J. 36%
      D. Tre 32%

      (all percentages are as of the end of the episode.)

    • QuickFire Challenge Dishes Shown:

      • Tre – Candied Hazelnut, Raspberry Ginger Sauce, Shiso & Cherries.
      • Hung – Candied Pistachios, White Chocolate, Mint, Gelée, Tempura Flakes & Cauliflower Foam.
      • Casey – Sriracha Sauce, Poblano, Dried Apricot & Potato Chips.
      • Dale – Cobbler Topping, Flambéed Peaches with Candied Pecans.
      • Howie – Macerated Mixed Berries in Balsamic Vinegar, Sea Salt & Sugar.

    • Elimination Challenge Dishes:

      Black Team
      • Brian – Oyster in a Half Shell with Watermelon, Spicy Ceviche Taco.
      • Sara M. – Jerk Flank Steak Soft Taco with Cilantro Cream & Pico De Gallo.
      • Tre – Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Cheese Grits with Tomato Chipotle Butter.
      • Hung – Onions Rings & Teriyaki Chicken Wings.

      Orange Team
      • Sara N. – Beef Sliders with Caramelized Onions & Plaintain Chips (Milkshakes not shown).
      • C.J. – Ceviche Taco with Shrimp, Scallops, Chile, Green Onions & Cilantro (Café con Leche not highlighted).
      • Casey – Four Cheese Quesadilla with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Chocolate Covered Bananas not shown).
      • Howie – "Medianoche" (Cuban Pork Sandwich) with Plaintain Chips.

    • Dale wins the QuickFire Challenge.

    • Sara Nguyen is sent home from the Orange Team. Tre of the Black Team is the winner of the Elimination Challenge.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia – July 9, 2008 on Arena

    • In Tom's blog, he says that the contestants were provided with safe shoes for the cooking portion of the Elimination Challenge for safety reasons.

    • Chef Govind Armstrong, the guest judge, is the owner of Table 8 in both Los Angeles and Miami. He is author of, Small Bites, Big Nights: Seductive Little Plates for Intimate Occasions and Lavish Parties.