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Top Chef Vegas Recap: Episode 11, "Strip Around the World"

Top Chef Vegas: Episode 11

After a brief hiatus with last week's Fabio-hosted reunion dinner, we went back to Vegas — and into Padma's hotel room — for this week's episode of Top Chef.

The final six chefs started things off by cooking breakfast in bed for their fearless hostess and her celebrity chef friend Nigella Lawson. For the elimination challenge, each contestant created a dish for a party, drawing inspiration from different casinos on the strip. Who was playing to win? Let's talk about it when you


  1. I love how Nigella said Eli's dish "would be" good hangover food — you know, in theory. Whose quickfire dish would you want to eat if you were hungover?
  2. How did you feel about Nigella as a guest judge?
  3. What casino do you think would be hardest to base a dish around?
  4. Kevin's dish looked great, but can anyone explain what it had to do with the Mirage?
  5. Why do you think Jennifer has seemingly lost so much of her confidence?
  6. With all the focus on Bryan's son and family life, did you think he might get kicked off?
  7. Isn't it odd that the remaining guys are sharing a room? Shouldn't they be able to spread out by now?
  8. What was up with the wind in that party venue?
  9. Are buffalo wings something you associate with New York City? What iconic NYC food would you riff on in Michael's position?
  10. How do you feel about who won and lost?

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