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Recap of Top Chef Vegas Episode Six

Top Chef Vegas: Episode Six

After roughing it while camping last week, this time around we saw the cheftestants get magical. Again. Oh wait, I'm confusing this challenge with one we saw on Top Chef Masters! The chefs deconstructed classic dishes like clam chowder and pot roast. Penn & Teller guest starred, while Michelle Bernstein was the guest judge. Did you watch? Do you say pie-eh-ya or pie-elle-a? Want to discuss in detail? Read more.

  1. How cute was it that they all wore red scarves in support of Mattin? (Also, how many scarves did he have and where on earth did he buy them?!)
  2. Why do the contestants always want to cook with fish (like scallops, ceviche, etc.)? Several made scallops two ways for the quickfire!
  3. Did Robin win the quickfire because she mentioned having cancer?
  4. How do you think Bravo selects the dishes the cheftestants have to re-create?
  5. Do you know what Eggs Florentine is?
  6. If you have immunity, are you free to ignore the challenge and make whatever you want?
  7. Does being a good chef mean you should know how to deconstruct food?
  8. Were you happy or annoyed to see the return of Toby Young? I feel the same way I did last season. I miss Gail!
  9. Unrelated burning question: Does anyone know why Teller does not talk?
  10. Who should be kicked off next?

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doogirl doogirl 6 years
1. How cute was it that they all wore red scarves in support of Mattin? (Also, how many scarves did he have and where on earth did he buy them?!) I thought it was really classy that they all did that! 2. Why do the contestants always want to cook with fish (like scallops, ceviche, etc.)? Several made scallops two ways for the quickfire! I have no idea why they kept doing scallops! What's wrong with chicken? 3. Did Robin win the quickfire because she mentioned having cancer? No, she won because she had the best food! 4. How do you think Bravo selects the dishes the cheftestants have to re-create? I think they think about what is "normal" food and have them recreate it. 5. Do you know what Eggs Florentine is? Yes I do! 6. If you have immunity, are you free to ignore the challenge and make whatever you want? No, that would defeat the purpose and any chance of winning immunity again! 7. Does being a good chef mean you should know how to deconstruct food? No. I don't care for deconstructed food, it's not for me. 8. Were you happy or annoyed to see the return of Toby Young? I feel the same way I did last season. I miss Gail! I don't care for Toby Young, but I did like him in this episode. Gail rocks though! 9. Unrelated burning question: Does anyone know why Teller does not talk? Ha ha It's his schtick! Besides, Penn talks enough for 10 people! 10. Who should be kicked off next? Either of the brothers, the chubby guy with the stupid sideburns, or the Greek guy. I'm not learning their names because I don't like them! They're all jerks!
doogirl doogirl 6 years
1. How cute was it that they all wore red scarves in support of Mattin? (Also, how many scarves did he have and where on earth did he buy them?!) I thought it was really classy that they all did that! 2. Why do the contestants always want to cook with fish (like scallops, ceviche, etc.)? Several made scallops two ways for the quickfire! I have no idea why they kept doing scallops! What's wrong with chicken? 3. Did Robin win the quickfire because she mentioned having cancer? No, she won because she had the best food! 4. How do you think Bravo selects the dishes the cheftestants have to re-create? I think they think about what is "normal" food and have them recreate it. 5. Do you know what Eggs Florentine is? Yes I do! 6. If you have immunity, are you free to ignore the challenge and make whatever you want? No, that would defeat the purpose and any chance of winning immunity again! 7. Does being a good chef mean you should know how to deconstruct food? No. I don't care for deconstructed food, it's not for me. 8. Were you happy or annoyed to see the return of Toby Young? I feel the same way I did last season. I miss Gail! I don't care for Toby Young, but I did like him in this episode. Gail rocks though! 9. Unrelated burning question: Does anyone know why Teller does not talk? Ha ha It's his schtick! Besides, Penn talks enough for 10 people! 10. Who should be kicked off next? Either of the brothers, the chubby guy with the stupid sideburns, or the Greek guy. I'm not learning their names because I don't like them! They're all jerks!
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 6 years
1. How cute was it that they all wore red scarves in support of Mattin? (Also, how many scarves did he have and where on earth did he buy them?!) I thought it was cute and don't know the answers to your other questions. 2. Why do the contestants always want to cook with fish (like scallops, ceviche, etc.)? Several made scallops two ways for the quickfire! I guess they're the easiest and this is Top Scallop anyway. 3. Did Robin win the quickfire because she mentioned having cancer? Doubt it! 4. How do you think Bravo selects the dishes the cheftestants have to recreate? I dunno. 5. Do you know what Eggs Florentine is? Nope. 6. If you have immunity, are you free to ignore the challenge and make whatever you want? No! 7. Does being a good chef mean you should know how to deconstruct food? No. 8. Were you happy or annoyed to see the return of Toby Young? I feel the same way I did last season. I miss Gail! I didn't mind him. 9. Unrelated burning question: Does anyone know why Teller does not talk? Nope. 10. Who should be kicked off next? I don't know.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 6 years
1. How cute was it that they all wore red scarves in support of Mattin? (Also, how many scarves did he have and where on earth did he buy them?!) I thought it was cute and don't know the answers to your other questions. 2. Why do the contestants always want to cook with fish (like scallops, ceviche, etc.)? Several made scallops two ways for the quickfire! I guess they're the easiest and this is Top Scallop anyway. 3. Did Robin win the quickfire because she mentioned having cancer? Doubt it! 4. How do you think Bravo selects the dishes the cheftestants have to recreate? I dunno. 5. Do you know what Eggs Florentine is? Nope. 6. If you have immunity, are you free to ignore the challenge and make whatever you want? No! 7. Does being a good chef mean you should know how to deconstruct food? No. 8. Were you happy or annoyed to see the return of Toby Young? I feel the same way I did last season. I miss Gail! I didn't mind him. 9. Unrelated burning question: Does anyone know why Teller does not talk? Nope. 10. Who should be kicked off next? I don't know.
annebreal annebreal 6 years
nutella and shoneyjoe: crass and unnecessary aren't really good describing words for that comment. It was racist. And most importantly, not witty or funny or anything shoneyjoe was probably going for. Got attention, though.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 6 years
@nutella2683: these are all unnecessary comments. It's a blog.
nutella2683 nutella2683 6 years
shoneyjoe- "It makes me wonder if they'll all be in blackface after Ron's departure. Just kidding - I know they'd never be that crass." I know they'd never be that crass but I can't believe you just made such a totally unnecessary comment. Blackface... really?
nutella2683 nutella2683 6 years
shoneyjoe- "It makes me wonder if they'll all be in blackface after Ron's departure. Just kidding - I know they'd never be that crass."I know they'd never be that crass but I can't believe you just made such a totally unnecessary comment. Blackface... really?
nancita nancita 6 years
I loved it when Toby Young basically accused them all of being pretentious for saying "pie-ay-ya" when really that's just how we say it in the US, and Michelle Bernstein totally took him down.
kimretta kimretta 6 years
1. I loved the scarves, and now I kind of want to go to Mattin's restaurant in SF to see if he really does wear one all the time. 3. My husband and I had a big debate about that! I think mentioning cancer could have gotten her some sympathy points, but I also legitimately think that was her inspiration and a fair thing to mention. 6. I wouldn't! Especially as the season goes on, I think the judges start to consider all of someone's work, so I'd want to show my best food every time, and that includes following the rules. 7. I think so. You don't have to constantly deconstruct classics or anything, but I think it's important to know what flavors go into certain dishes and how to rearrange them in different ways. 8. I was dreading Toby's return, but he wasn't so bad. Fewer tortured metaphors and less outright cruelty, at least so far. 10. Probably Robin. I'm amused by Ash, so I want him to stick around a while longer, even though his constant "technical difficulties" are starting to bug. And on a related note, I don't think I've ever wanted to eat a Top Chef contestant's food as much as I want Kevin's.
kimretta kimretta 6 years
1. I loved the scarves, and now I kind of want to go to Mattin's restaurant in SF to see if he really does wear one all the time. 3. My husband and I had a big debate about that! I think mentioning cancer could have gotten her some sympathy points, but I also legitimately think that was her inspiration and a fair thing to mention. 6. I wouldn't! Especially as the season goes on, I think the judges start to consider all of someone's work, so I'd want to show my best food every time, and that includes following the rules. 7. I think so. You don't have to constantly deconstruct classics or anything, but I think it's important to know what flavors go into certain dishes and how to rearrange them in different ways. 8. I was dreading Toby's return, but he wasn't so bad. Fewer tortured metaphors and less outright cruelty, at least so far.10. Probably Robin. I'm amused by Ash, so I want him to stick around a while longer, even though his constant "technical difficulties" are starting to bug. And on a related note, I don't think I've ever wanted to eat a Top Chef contestant's food as much as I want Kevin's.
mannylove mannylove 6 years
I was excited to see Michelle Bernstein & not so much to see Toby Young. I like Gail too. I did not know exactly what Eggs Florentine was either!
mannylove mannylove 6 years
I was excited to see Michelle Bernstein & not so much to see Toby Young. I like Gail too.I did not know exactly what Eggs Florentine was either!
finbar-devine finbar-devine 6 years
1. Mattin got on my nerves - I think he thought he was this season's Fabio. Probably wore a scarf so that the sweat didn't land on what he was cooking. 2. Fish generally takes little time to cook and you can be very inventive with it without spending all day. 3. I don't believe so and I think the Eli's remarks was extremely rude. But then, I can't stand him. 4. I don't know - think they use Google? 5. Yes. I thought it was a sort of self-explanatory dish. Guess not. 6. Stupid move if you do. Judges remember stuff like that. 7. Yes I do, chefs should always be able to take apart their dishes. 8. I sure hope Gail comes back. I tolerate Toby. I thought the paella remark was idiotic. He isn't in England now, is he? 9. I have seen Penn and Teller several times and Teller does speak on occasion. Usually when you least expect it. 10. Well, if Robin is as much of chatterbox as they say, I would ditch her. I have issues with both Eli and Michael I. But then, their kind of ego is the norm. Who can forget Stefan last season?
finbar-devine finbar-devine 6 years
1. Mattin got on my nerves - I think he thought he was this season's Fabio. Probably wore a scarf so that the sweat didn't land on what he was cooking.2. Fish generally takes little time to cook and you can be very inventive with it without spending all day.3. I don't believe so and I think the Eli's remarks was extremely rude. But then, I can't stand him.4. I don't know - think they use Google?5. Yes. I thought it was a sort of self-explanatory dish. Guess not.6. Stupid move if you do. Judges remember stuff like that.7. Yes I do, chefs should always be able to take apart their dishes.8. I sure hope Gail comes back. I tolerate Toby. I thought the paella remark was idiotic. He isn't in England now, is he?9. I have seen Penn and Teller several times and Teller does speak on occasion. Usually when you least expect it.10. Well, if Robin is as much of chatterbox as they say, I would ditch her. I have issues with both Eli and Michael I. But then, their kind of ego is the norm. Who can forget Stefan last season?
mswender mswender 6 years
1. i think that Mattin was lovable and everyone wanted to keep his french charm in the kitchen, but why was Robin not wearing a red scarf? 2. i am allergic to fish so I tune out a bit when it comes to fish dishes. 3. I heard her say that and I don't think it hurt her in any way. from the previews I expected her to win the quickfire as much as I didn't want her to. In Tom's blog today he says that she doesn't have the cooking prowess to compete with these chefs, so hopefully she won't be around for much longer. If I had to be around her constantly talking I would probably go crazy. 4. They have an intense test kitchen for all of the challenges with lee Ann Wong right? 5. I know what it is and I might have been able to deconstruct it better than Mike. has he never gone to brunch before? 6. in a way yes, but I think it is a chance to up your game and really take a risk. 7.I agree with katieb82981, in order to deconstruct you have to fully understand a dish, it is a great challenge! 8. I love Toby Young. I find him so amusing. I thought he went a bit easy on them last night. 9. Please get rid of Robin!!
mswender mswender 6 years
1. i think that Mattin was lovable and everyone wanted to keep his french charm in the kitchen, but why was Robin not wearing a red scarf?2. i am allergic to fish so I tune out a bit when it comes to fish dishes.3. I heard her say that and I don't think it hurt her in any way. from the previews I expected her to win the quickfire as much as I didn't want her to. In Tom's blog today he says that she doesn't have the cooking prowess to compete with these chefs, so hopefully she won't be around for much longer. If I had to be around her constantly talking I would probably go crazy.4. They have an intense test kitchen for all of the challenges with lee Ann Wong right?5. I know what it is and I might have been able to deconstruct it better than Mike. has he never gone to brunch before?6. in a way yes, but I think it is a chance to up your game and really take a risk.7.I agree with katieb82981, in order to deconstruct you have to fully understand a dish, it is a great challenge!8. I love Toby Young. I find him so amusing. I thought he went a bit easy on them last night.9. Please get rid of Robin!!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 6 years
1. I thought it was adorable. It makes me wonder if they'll all be in blackface after Ron's departure. Just kidding - I know they'd never be that crass. 2. Fish is more elegant. 3. I'm sure it didn't hurt. 4. I'm not sure, but there were some that were definitely easier than others. I'd rather deconstruct a paella (seriously, Ron?) than fish & chips, which is a dish that is already eaten by separate components. 5. Yes. And this is the second time 'Bella hasn't known what something really basic is. 6. I seem to recall someone immune getting called on the carpet anyway for a talking to. 7. I think that you should be able to. It's part of a skill set, and while they don't have to do it every day, I think it's important to be able to do it in theory. All in all, you can be a great chef who doesn't deconstruct food, but you can't deconstruct food without being a great chef who knows what they're doing. 8. I'm glad he's not trying as hard to mug to the camera anymore. Those first episodes were wretched last year. 9. Wikipedia has a clue, for what that's worth. Apparently, he used to do magic during college frat parties, and if he didn't talk, the drunken audience didn't heckle as much. 10. Robin, possibly Ash.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 6 years
1. I thought it was adorable. It makes me wonder if they'll all be in blackface after Ron's departure. Just kidding - I know they'd never be that crass.2. Fish is more elegant.3. I'm sure it didn't hurt.4. I'm not sure, but there were some that were definitely easier than others. I'd rather deconstruct a paella (seriously, Ron?) than fish & chips, which is a dish that is already eaten by separate components.5. Yes. And this is the second time 'Bella hasn't known what something really basic is.6. I seem to recall someone immune getting called on the carpet anyway for a talking to.7. I think that you should be able to. It's part of a skill set, and while they don't have to do it every day, I think it's important to be able to do it in theory. All in all, you can be a great chef who doesn't deconstruct food, but you can't deconstruct food without being a great chef who knows what they're doing.8. I'm glad he's not trying as hard to mug to the camera anymore. Those first episodes were wretched last year.9. Wikipedia has a clue, for what that's worth. Apparently, he used to do magic during college frat parties, and if he didn't talk, the drunken audience didn't heckle as much.10. Robin, possibly Ash.
katieb82981 katieb82981 6 years
1. I think I missed why Mattin wore a red scarf in the first place ... 2. I think they cook fish to show off their cooking prowess ... fish can be kind of delicate, so it's more impressive to perfectly cook fish than, say, chicken. 3. I never heard her say that! I had seen it during the preview, so I watching for it, but somehow I missed it. 4. Good question. 5. I had a better idea than Mike I. did, but, no, not exactly. (Then again, I'm not a chef!) 6. I think if you just ignore it that the judges will remember that, and it may color their opinions of your food in the future. 7. Yes -- because in order to deconstruct, you have to really understand the components of a dish. You don't have to be able to make exploding salad dressing pods, but you should be able to deconstruct. 8. I think he's entertaining -- primarily because his face can look so horrified at the dishes sometimes. 9. No clue. Do you think he doesn't talk in his personal life either? 10. Robin. She's just generally sloppy in the kitchen.
katieb82981 katieb82981 6 years
1. I think I missed why Mattin wore a red scarf in the first place ...2. I think they cook fish to show off their cooking prowess ... fish can be kind of delicate, so it's more impressive to perfectly cook fish than, say, chicken.3. I never heard her say that! I had seen it during the preview, so I watching for it, but somehow I missed it.4. Good question.5. I had a better idea than Mike I. did, but, no, not exactly. (Then again, I'm not a chef!)6. I think if you just ignore it that the judges will remember that, and it may color their opinions of your food in the future.7. Yes -- because in order to deconstruct, you have to really understand the components of a dish. You don't have to be able to make exploding salad dressing pods, but you should be able to deconstruct.8. I think he's entertaining -- primarily because his face can look so horrified at the dishes sometimes.9. No clue. Do you think he doesn't talk in his personal life either?10. Robin. She's just generally sloppy in the kitchen.
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