Top Chef

Season 3 Episode 12

Manhattan Project

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 19, 2007 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • In some of the interviews, both Dale and Hung have different haircuts, which indicated that the interviews took place some time after the actual Challenge took place. This could be seen as a hint that these two were going on to Aspen.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia – August 13, 2008 on Arena

    • According to Lee Anne, Sara was at a bit of a disadvantage because her chance to cook in the QuickFire came at 8:30 on that Friday night, which is actually the restaurant's busiest time. But she also says that given the rareness of the bass, it would have required an additional eight minutes to cook thoroughly, and Sara had only begun to fire it with six minutes left on the clock!

    • As originally conceived, sous chef Jason Kallert of Le Cirque was going to teach the chefs how to make the bass en papillote, and then they were going to make it for Sirio Maccione to Judge. But when Lee Anne tried the dish herself and could figure out most of the flavors and techniques just by eating it, she changed the rules of the QuickFire to what they showed in the episode- they got to eat it, then make it!

  • Allusions