Top Chef

Season 3 Episode 11

Snacks on a Plane

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 12, 2007 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • CJ's broccolini was Tom's least favorite dish in all three seasons of Top Chef up to that point, a failure that contributed immensely to his being sent home.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia – August 6, 2008 on Arena

    • Padma says she was quite amused when she saw Sara's interview where the contestant said that everyone knows Padma likes to drink, and therefore gave the win to Hung because he added Grand Marnier to his smoothie. But she agreed with Dale assessment that she gave it to Hung because he made her like a dish that she normally wouldn't eat.

    • Lee Anne usually sets up the pantry for the QuickFire Challenge, but in this episode she didn't. She was already in New Jersey preparing for the Elimination Challenge, so her production assistant Shannon did the honors this week.

    • In this episode, Tom seems very skeptical about the wisdom of Hung's decision to use Sea Bass for his dish. But in his blog, Tom cites the example of his colleague Neal Perry and his use of Sea Bass as the one time it was proved to him that airplane food can be not only edible, but of top restaurant quality!

  • Allusions