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Recap Top Chef Masters Season Finale

Top Chef Masters: Season Finale

One chef took home the $100,000 prize on the final episode of Top Chef Masters last night. It was a nostalgic show that looked back at the final three chefs' — Michael Chiarello, Rick Bayless, and Hubert Keller — food memories and culinary careers. Did you watch? Let's discuss the details (spoilers ahead) after the break.

  1. After watching the season premiere of Top Chef Vegas, were you sick of TC when the finale began?
  2. Did you think the challenge was fun? I enjoyed the masters enthusiasm for it.
  3. Which chef do you like the most?
  4. How cool was it that they got to cook with their sous chefs? These are the guys who actually do the cooking at their restaurants!
  5. Weren't Michael and Rick's reactions to Hubert's truffles hysterical?
  6. I always feel so relieved when the real TC people come back. Wasn't it great to get the winners together?
  7. Do you think James was amused or offended by Michael's burnt Saveur presentation?
  8. After seeing all four courses, don't you want to eat at the chefs' respective restaurants?
  9. Let's talk judges table: Rick made Gael Greene "shiver all over"? Does James favor Rick? Jay has never had mole?!
  10. Did the best chef win? What other thoughts did you have for the season?

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doogirl doogirl 6 years
1. After watching the season premiere of Top Chef Vegas, were you sick of TC when the finale began? I had DVR'ed both of them, and I watch Top Chef Masters first. Two in one night would have been a little much I think! Mostly because I just wanted to see who would win the Masters! 2. Did you think the challenge was fun? I did! It was hysterical seeing the pictures of them young! And I would have eaten everything they made! 3. Which chef do you like the most? Honestly, I liked all three equally, I would have been happy if any of the three of them won! 4. How cool was it that they got to cook with their sous chefs? I didn't really care. The Sous Chefs weren't really introduced that much, so it was no big deal that they were there. 5. Weren't Michael and Rick's reactions to Hubert's truffles hysterical? I would have said the same thing. I think truffles are overrated. 6. I always feel so relieved when the real TC people come back. Wasn't it great to get the winners together? It was fun to see them. Harold got fat and bitter. Hosea is still a twerp. Stephanie still rocks!I didn't watch Ilan's season, and Hung is just Hung. 7. Do you think James was amused or offended by Michael's burnt Saveur presentation? I couldn't care less. He was annoying. 8. After seeing all four courses, don't you want to eat at the chefs' respective restaurants? Heck yeah I do!!! 9. Let's talk judges table: Rick made Gael Greene "shiver all over"? Does James favor Rick? Jay has never had mole?! Rick makes me shiver all over too Gael! I didn't like James, so I don't care. And how can you go through life and not ever have mole? Weird. 10. Did the best chef win? What other thoughts did you have for the season? After seeing Rick Bayless cook the suckling pig, and then take the meat and cook it into a cake and then fry it, the best man totally won! My friend asked her husband why he didn't look at her the same way as he was looking at that pork dish!
doogirl doogirl 6 years
1. After watching the season premiere of Top Chef Vegas, were you sick of TC when the finale began? I had DVR'ed both of them, and I watch Top Chef Masters first. Two in one night would have been a little much I think! Mostly because I just wanted to see who would win the Masters! 2. Did you think the challenge was fun? I did! It was hysterical seeing the pictures of them young! And I would have eaten everything they made! 3. Which chef do you like the most? Honestly, I liked all three equally, I would have been happy if any of the three of them won! 4. How cool was it that they got to cook with their sous chefs? I didn't really care. The Sous Chefs weren't really introduced that much, so it was no big deal that they were there. 5. Weren't Michael and Rick's reactions to Hubert's truffles hysterical? I would have said the same thing. I think truffles are overrated. 6. I always feel so relieved when the real TC people come back. Wasn't it great to get the winners together? It was fun to see them. Harold got fat and bitter. Hosea is still a twerp. Stephanie still rocks! I didn't watch Ilan's season, and Hung is just Hung. 7. Do you think James was amused or offended by Michael's burnt Saveur presentation? I couldn't care less. He was annoying. 8. After seeing all four courses, don't you want to eat at the chefs' respective restaurants? Heck yeah I do!!! 9. Let's talk judges table: Rick made Gael Greene "shiver all over"? Does James favor Rick? Jay has never had mole?! Rick makes me shiver all over too Gael! I didn't like James, so I don't care. And how can you go through life and not ever have mole? Weird. 10. Did the best chef win? What other thoughts did you have for the season? After seeing Rick Bayless cook the suckling pig, and then take the meat and cook it into a cake and then fry it, the best man totally won! My friend asked her husband why he didn't look at her the same way as he was looking at that pork dish!
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
1. no - i like him! 2. i thought it was better than a lot of the past ones 3. rick bayless 4. i thought it was nice - it's good to get help from someone that you know and trust 5. especially since michael used truffles in his dishes6. it's prob the only time you'll see them all together 7. it was funny - i'm sure he liked it 8. well...that's a tough one - i'm a veggie and most of those dishes didn't 'speak' to me 9. the reactions were kind of surprising! 10. i think so. i like rick and i think that he deserved it.
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
1. no - i like him! 2. i thought it was better than a lot of the past ones 3. rick bayless 4. i thought it was nice - it's good to get help from someone that you know and trust 5. especially since michael used truffles in his dishes 6. it's prob the only time you'll see them all together 7. it was funny - i'm sure he liked it 8. well...that's a tough one - i'm a veggie and most of those dishes didn't 'speak' to me 9. the reactions were kind of surprising! 10. i think so. i like rick and i think that he deserved it.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
Yes, I'll eat just about anyone's food.No, not sick of TC.How do you pick the best? We all have different tastebuds.What I wanna know is are they gonna split the money as suggested by Michael C.?
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
Yes, I'll eat just about anyone's food. No, not sick of TC. How do you pick the best? We all have different tastebuds. What I wanna know is are they gonna split the money as suggested by Michael C.?
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