Top Chef moves to New Orleans, and tonight the chefs cook for restaurateur Emeril Lagasse for a chance to be in the final challenge, but an unexpected twist will winnow the herd a little more than is expected.
Seven chefs from seasons one through four return in a cook-off that will rival any football game, although with the allotted cooking time there will be some very quick quarters, but first the chefs are challenged to reimagine the uses for a supergrain beyond breakfast. Guest Judge: Scott Conant Quaker Oats QuickFire Challenge: Pair Whole Grain Oats with Food Group to Create an Original Dish Top Chef Bowl – Elimination Challenge: Create a Dish Based on the Regional Cuisine of an NFL Team Round 10moreless
Not enough conflict yet? Prepare to be satisfied as one of the most brutal challenges occurs. Two teams will create their vision of a perfect dining experience from start to finish, but personal issues may derail some. Stephen Starr performs guest judging duties.
The chefs take another road trip, this time to Massachusetts and Blue Hill Farm where they must gather their own ingredients, and then serve dinner to the farmers as they explore the flavors of regional produce and sustainable agriculture. Dan Barber, Chef and Co-Owner of Blue Hill Farm and restaurants, guest judges.moreless
The remaining contestants face some brutal challenges this week. First up is a sweet QuickFire without a sweetener, then an Elimination that is a mystery for not only the chefs, but the judges as well. Toby Young joins the judging team. Guest Judge: Jean-Christophe Novelli Diet Dr. Pepper QuickFire Challenge: Create a Guilt-Free Dessert using Any Non-Sugar Ingredients Elimination Challenge: Create a Family-Style Meal for a Blind Tasting Round Sevenmoreless
The contestants cater Gail's event, but there's always a twist, and this time they must create their dishes around the traditional bridal rhyme, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue."
Rocco DiSpirito has hung up his dancing shoes just in time to help determine which of the chefs will win the really grand prize of a demonstration on the Today Show, but tonight speed may be the deciding factor in the challenges, and not everyone will measure up.
Rock band the Foo Fighters celebrate Thanksgiving the Top Chef way- on the road with the band in Rochester and a holiday feast prepared outdoors to individual tastes. Guest judge James Beard Award-winner Chef Grant Achatz.
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