Thursday, January 27, 2011

...and, more important, what's with all this snow?!

No new ep last night! What’s with the repeats?
And, more important, what’s with all this snow?!
Maybe we’re in that ep of The Twilight Zone in reverse. We think there’s a lot of snow but actually we’re burning up because the sun is getting too close to the earth.
Hmmm…I’d like that.

Truth be told I adore the snow (I have three sleds!) and I’m partial to all seasons (except those pesky April showers, esp when I just got my hair did.) I’m just not sure what to do with this much snow. When I was little I often connected as many extension cords as I could find so I could go outside with My Mama’s hair dryer to melt snow drifts. I never found more than three cords though. To get to four and out the door I woulda had to unplug the 13” black & white on the counter and Mama woulda flipped double. Me outside with her hair dryer AND no ‘stories’ on the teevee?

Well, since there’s no ep there can still be a blob, right?
Let’s talk gossips! This one is just in from Logue and Page Six.

Padma ex fights for custody
Last Updated: 2:48 AM, January 26, 2011

Adam Dell has gone to court to fight Padma Lakshmi for custody of their 11- month-old baby, Krishna, with sources claiming he now gets just seven hours with his daughter a week.

Dell, 41, brother of billionaire Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell, last night filed a suit in Manhattan Supreme Court asking for full custody of Krishna, born last Feb. 20. Venture capitalist Dell is frustrated the "Top Chef" host, 40, has allegedly failed to respond to his pleas for more time with Krishna.

His lawyer, Bill Zabel, confirmed the filing and told us in a statement: "Adam Dell, above all else, wants to have an active and substantial role in the upbringing of his daughter with Padma Lakshmi. Unfortunately, Ms. Lakshmi has severely limited his time with their daughter and has refused to negotiate a reasonable co-parenting agreement. Mr. Dell has tried his best to avoid going to court, but Ms. Lakshmi has given him no other choice at this time."

Sources say Lakshmi and Dell currently have an agreement which allows him to see their baby for seven hours a week. But it's complicated by Lakshmi's filming and travel commitments. Dell had to fly to the Bahamas this month to spend a few hours with Krishna. "He has to fit into her schedule," the source added.

Sources close to Dell said he must deal with her lawyers and her assistant to arrange times to see Krishna. One source said, "Adam does not want to take the baby away from her. He hopes this will result in a reasonable co-parenting agreement." Dell is also said to be seeking to be named on Krishna's birth certificate and have her take his surname along with Lakshmi's.

Lakshmi, ex-wife of Salman Rushdie, and Dell dated briefly in 2009, but she's remained with IMG owner Teddy Forstmann. Many believed Forstmann was the dad, but Page Six revealed it was Dell last January.

A rep for Lakshmi said, "It appears to us that Mr. Dell remains more interested in garnering media attention than working out details to see Krishna or in her welfare."

Guess Dell isn’t happy with the arrangement but honestly, have you Googled Adam Dell? This guy won the Lotto for a few months. He should have known she was gonna continue to sleep up, nawmean?

Speaking of sleeping up, this is Bourdain’s take on last week’s ep (yes, Bourdain blobs!):
http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/season-8/blogs/anthony-bourdain/the-human-factor

Finally….at some point I’m afraid I have to tell you that our relationship will end. No, no, I’m not leaving you to sleep up with other blob readers or anything like that. I’m just saying, even though there are ten contestants left, we need to set our sites on the future. Win The Future (as President Obama said in the State Of The Union.) So this is as good a time as any to ask…what’s the next Reality Pool?

Here’s a non-food related candidate:

“Jewel and Kara DioGuardi are in the new music competition series Platinum Hit where twelve aspiring songwriters battle through various challenges. The series was previously titled Hitmakers. Platinum Hit debuts this summer on Bravo.”

Could be fun…come on…just think about it, okay? We all eat food and we all like music, right?

Hit me back on email or below and see you here next week Poolers!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"There's something steaming..."

I gotta set it off with an awesome Tweet from Eric Ripert:

http://twitter.com/ericripert/status/25589903228149760#

He slams so classily.

Now let’s dive in! Antonia reveals she was nicknamed the Black Hammer on her season because everyone on a team with her ended up going home. I don’t recall- Oh flashback, thanks, Bravo. Yup, three people were sent home. Antonia said it was a coincidence but if she and I are going to a Wu concert, she’s holding just in case.

The chefs entered Eric Ripert’s 3 Michelin Star restaurant, Le Bernardin, and were met by Anthony Bourdain (yay!) He mentioned his book Medium Raw (product placement!) and the person he penned a whole chapter about: fish butcher Justo Thomas. Between 7am and noon every day, Thomas butchers 700-1,000 pounds of fish.
Um, can we get some recession math? I don’t think there are enough people who can afford to eat fish at Le Bernardin these days.
When little Justo goes on vacation, it takes three trained Sous chefs to do his job.
They watch him work, Fabio: “See Justo clean fish give me tears.”
PAUSE MOMENT- Fabio honestly looks like he’s gonna cry. I like a man who openly admits that seeing fish well butchered can make him weep. Bawling up a snot bubble during THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE? Eh. (My apologies, Poolers, that’s a little payback for a photo of Jets socks someone sent me...)

The Quickfire Challenge
Cut two fish into Bernardin quality portions. Justo can butcher two in eight minutes; the All Stars were getting ten.
Carla (facetiously): “Woo hoo, I say to myself, Whoo hoo.”

Time Starts Now! Oh wait, this is Bourdain, he’s smoother than that: Chefs, get started.
(To Camera) Marcel says he was allergic the first time he butchered fish and his hands turned red and swole up but, being the chef he is, he kept doing it and eventually it went away. Just like his friends.
And most of his family.
And his dog.
3 minutes: Carla struggles miserably. Fabio’s knife goes through his thumbnail! But he is “not Jamie.”
Okay chef’s, time is up.
Bottom: Fabio, Carla, (super embarrassed) Black Tiff and Antonia. Top: Punchy Dale, Richard, Slimer and Marcel.
One of the four wins immunity if they make a delicious dish using- hey, remember when Sylvester the Cat turned over the top of a garbage pail, used it like a tray and picked fish bones out the trash? Yeah, that. Fish heads, fins and collars!
They have 45 minutes to make garbage great!
Slimer can’t find a shinwa (strainer) and asks Marcel where they are. Marcel: In the back. Slimer looks around, ‘Where?’ Marcel: In the back. Slimer tries to use Marcel’s.
Marcel: “No, dude, that’s mine.”
Slimer (To Camera) “…he’s a dick sometimes.”
Actually he’s a dick ALL THE TIME, Slimer, but get your own shinwa okay? Slimer asks for lemongrass. Lazybones!

Punchy Dale’s family was cooking from “nose to tail” before it was cool so he’s comfortable with this challenge (I ask again, how come no one picked Punchy to win?!)
Blais talks about his first job as fish cook at…McDonald’s. Favorite Mickey Dee’s meal shout-out! Filet o’ Fish, large fry and medium orange drink!
In the end, Bourdain complemented everyone except Marcel (his flavors were monochromatic- suckah!)
The winner…Punchy!
Okay- can we just talk about how, if Punchy wins this whole thing, I have to send you all your money back! This would be disastrous! Therefore, I need everyone to focus on Punchy doing something so horrible, so heinous, that he loses immunity. Ready? Lose it- Pun-chy! Clap, clap clapclapclap!

They enter the TC kitchen and find Padma in a milk chocolate colored strapless (again, the boobs defying science) with a chunky brown leather belt next to tatted up Guest chef and Top Chef Masters potty mouth: Ludo Lefebvre.

OMG Fabio and Ludo! Italy and France! (Foreigners in my pants!)
Bravo, can we please see this sitcom, please? Well, can they do a rap song? Come on, at least let ‘em narrate a book on tape!
Ludo just finished a pop up restaurant and half the chicks in LA, thus, the-
Elimination Challenge: RESTAURANT WARS!
Punchy Dale (sent home after the War in his season) is a Captain, he gets to pick the other….oh noooo! Yup, to keep him as far away as possible, he picks Marcel.
Marcel cracks his knuckles and smiles and rubs his hands together. He thinks it a great compliment. Actually, it’s a great strategy. Who wants to work with this dickmobile?
He makes a Giant Show out of selecting his first person: Angelo who says he doesn’t mind Marcel and they get along. Then Marcel picks: Slimer, Antonia and Black Tiff who, when he asks if she wants to work with him says, “Suuuuuure” like that girl in junior high when the class a** asked her out cause she heard he had tickets to New Edition.
Punchy Dale picks Blais, Tre, Fabio and Carla.
Pads: “For the first time in Top Chef history- the DINERS will be Black!”
Psych your mind! (Boggles though, right?)
The DINERS WILL eat at both restaurants AND DECIDE THE WINNER!
Oh.
Sheet.

Planning!
Black Tiff thinks front of the house people go home but her team convinces her to serve. Marcel wigs when no one listens: “How many times do I have to tell you we’re putting down ideas, no one is deciding (dishes) until the end.”
Meanwhile, Fabio volunteers for front of the house. He says Punchy Dale picked people who can run a marathon and Marcel picked sprinters. Fab (laughing): “I’m sorry, you’re goin down dude.”

5 Hours to Prep at the outdoor dining and kitchen area!
Punchy Dale’s concept is a twist on a bodega. Marcel’s is Mediterranean inspired. Colicchio tells them the winner will get $10,000! Fabio finishes his prep and runs to the dining area to assemble tables and shake hands with everyone on the waitstaff. Class act! Meanwhile Black Tiff (wait, she’s the only Tiff left now so I can save some typing, right?) Tiff is still boiling six-minute eggs for her dish. Marcel yells that they peel better if she puts them in cold water after boiling.
Oh
No
You didn’t.
Tiff: “Yes Chef, tell me how to boil an egg.”
She sees Fab in the front and freaks. When it comes time to peel the eggs…they aren’t cooked! Marcel complains they have to come up with a new dish and (To Camera) that if people listened to him they wouldn’t have problems. Tiff (under her breath): “Should have just cooked the egg the way I friggin knew how to cook the friggin egg.” Um, you shoulda said ‘Hell no’ when Marcel picked you.
Marcel says she needs to go to the front, Angelo promises Tiff her dish will be good. Yipe.
Tiff changes, steps out front and snaps her fingers as if calling, oh, a bunch of waiters, I guess? She yells that they had to have smiles and work fast. Yeah, motivate them the way Marcel “motivates” you.

In the kitchen, Marcel said he wouldn’t do foam but, surprise! Foam for dessert. Angelo is pissed.
Meanwhile Punchy Dale’s crew is super quiet and fast. Blais makes his jerky/smirky face more than he usually does which means he should prolly be wearing his mouth guard during the day.

Service!
Dana Cowin, Editor of Food & Wine Magazine, arrives in some sort of harlequin-ish patterned jacket. Linda Hunt in the house, yo! Tiff gives a fake “Welll hello” and quickly runs to tells her team Dana is there: “Not good.”
Why say that? Geez!

On Punchy’s side, the waitstaff is writing chicken instead of cod or pork on the slips and Punchy gets Punchy as they crowded the table to pick up plates. “Back the f*ck off”
YEAH, great energy Poolers! If Punchy punches a waiter he’s outta there!
Fabio doesn’t like Dale talking like that to his servers and asks him to be nice as he pats his back. Awwwww!
Antonia thinks the other team is intimidated by her team’s “elevated” food. Then their food is sent back- undercooked! Snap! Meanwhile Linda Hunt’s table complains to Tiff about her egg dish (ouch!) Tiff (sing-songy): “I’m sooooorry you had to experiiiiience thaaaaat.”
Tiff, you’re a horrible actress and it’s turning out that you’re a pretty crappy cook.

When Linda Hunt and Company go to Bodega, Fabio seats them, explains the concept and she grins immediately, exploded panty shards falling about her feet.
Hey, can we get Fab to work on foreign policy immediamente?

Hold up, here come the Judge!
Ludo, Colicchio, Bourdain and Pads in a simple black dress with a little peep shoulder action (like a peep toe but you see shoulder on top. Cute! You like? I make up! Enjoy!)
Fab serves Punchy’s app: a bag of potato chips with fried herbs and sea salt. (Smart!) Then in a tuna can: Blais’ raw tuna belly & fried chicken skin with chilies and lime (MAN seeing this makes me wish I weren’t vegan. Or at least that I had taken the skin off a whole chicken and fried it before I- ugh, okay, I’m picturing that. I’m good, just beans for me, thanks!)
Some diners didn’t understand why it was served in a can. Cause it’s cute! You want your water served on a plate, MF?
Fab serves Punchy’s maple roasted bacon egg & cheddar cheese with homemade focaccia. Bourdain: “You put a runny egg on anything and I’ll like it.”
Excuse me, Poolers, while I add eggs to my grocery list and, later, my thighs.
Colicchio remarks he has never seen anyone run the front of the house the way Fabio is- he interacts with servers, instructs them and is supportive. Meanwhile Tiff ignores her waitstaff and floats from table to table sing-songy: “Hooow we doing over heeere?” TRANSLATION: I don’t give crap and what did the kitchen do to my egg dish?

Fab presents Blais’ chicken-fried codfish with Brusselkraut (his version of sauerkraut with Brussel sprouts!) and Tre’s pork shoulder on grits with cheddar cheese, Corona and lime sauce. One diner says he likes Corona sauce better than actual Corona. Score!
Bourdain says so far he would be very happy to have Bodega pop up in his neighborhood. Wow.
For dessert, Fab serves his amaretto cake with candied lemon peel and cappuccino mousse and Carla’s blueberry pie with dry milk ice cream. Bourdain loves it!

The Judge’s expect more magic at Marcel’s Mediterranean joint, Etch- what a horrible name. Hello, it rhymes with wretch!
Tiff wasn’t at the hostess stand (whoops) so a waiter brings them to their table. Ludo sees the staff standing around with plates of food. Ludo: it’s totally disorganized, Colicchio: Tiff has a great personality in her element but when she’s out of it, it’s forced (I concur), Pads says she doesn’t like to hear the host laughing over everyone else (Tiff cackles in the background.) And they have No Food.
Tiff to the Judge’s: “How we doin’ over heeeeeeeere?”
Pads: “We’re hungry.”
You do not want Pads telling you she’s hungry.

Tiff serves her frisée and shaved asparagus salad with egg and chorizo & Angelo’s crudo of fluke with grapes, pink peppercorns & lemon zest. The asparagus is weak and the crudo has too much of a finish.
Other diners complain about cold food, plates are sent back. Frustrated Marcel says they should put plates on the grill.
Slimer: “…Well, not right ON the grill.”
Marcel: “I got it, it’s fine, just keep on cooking, alright?”
Slimer: “Watch the way you effing talk to me, alright?”
Angelo: “Mikey, Mikey! Marcel. Marcel! Stop it!” (To Camera) Angelo said he would send Slimer home if it was his restaurant, he was there to support the “captain, Marcel.”
Then Marcel accuses Slimer of sandbagging his dish to do his own. Slimer protests. Angelo said when they argue it effects everyone. Marcel thanks him for his insight then: “No more comments from the peanut gallery.”
This MF needs his a** beat! Instead what happens? Angelo laughs!
Stop laughing your way through Marcel’s madness and take charge, Angelo! It may be the difference between winning and losing! Or to put it in your terms, an 8 ball and not getting one.

Tiff presents Marcel’s roasted monkfish with kalamata olives, and Slimer’s braised pork belly with octopus and cannellini beans. Then, Antonia’s ricotta gnudi, oxtail and arugula; and Slimer & Angelo’s slow-cooked lamb chop, cauliflower puree, turmeric and honey. Bourdain likes Slimer & Angelo’s dish, Pads says the gnudi is too salty.

In the kitchen, Marcel won’t let Antonia expedite.
Good Lord, what do we have to do here? Let Marcel think he’s a doctor and operate on someone and KILL them before this two year old realizes his sh*t not only stinks, it has whole pieces of corn with foam in it?
Speaking of foam-
Pads: “There’s something steaming...”
Bourdain: “Of course it is.”
Marcel’s dessert duo of peaches, coconut foam & powder on top of dry ice has arrived! Bourdain called it a perfect storm of sh*t. I think that puts the punctuation on the meal perfectly.

Blais was concerned that they had lost. Marcel said he was proud of the food they put out. Antonia disagrees and Marcel calls her Debbie Downer and a psycho.
Wow.
Pads asks to see Black Tiff, Angelo, Marcel, Slimer, Antonia.
Pads: “Chefs, the diner’s picked your team, Restaurant Etch…”
Tiff and Angelo look happy…
Pads: “…as their least favorite in restaurant Wars.”
Whoa! You can stop sucking each other’s dicks!
Turns out only 17 out of 76 diners favored their establishment.
Antonia tears up (oh Lordy), Slimer looks like he’s going to vomit. Angelo says someone should have broken off and organized the kitchen.
Colicchio: “Who should have played that role?”
Radio silence.
Really?
Now the slaps: Gnudi- salty and sticky. Pink peppercorn- guess what, Angelo, it’s not from the South of France, Ludo says so. No flavor in the asparagus. Bourdain to Marcel: “Why the foam? Why now?” He called Marcel’s dish a thumb in the eye!
Tiff: When you’re having arguments on line it’s a lot. It’s hard to control…
Colicchio asked what the argument was.
Tiff: “Uh oh.”
Hey, you said it, honey, let it out. Nope, Slimer quickly explains the argument he and Marcel had. Then Marcel stabs Slimer in the back. Slimer asks if he wants to go there and reveals Marcel was plating dessert in the middle of pick up. He calls Marcel a time bomb no one wanted to deal with. Marcel protests. Tiff tries to get him to calm down and Marcel stabs Her in the back with her own asparagus!
Angelo said he was embarrassed and it was a sh*t show. Tiff laughs. Pads said what happened in the kitchen wasn’t funny.
Yeah, them dimples ain’t getting you outta this one…

When the winners arrived at Judge’s Table Colicchio said they killed it. Punchy said he was Executive Chef. Blais said he was technical Advisor and Punchy agreed. Carla said Blais elevated everyone’s dishes. Fab’s dessert was great and service was perfect. Punchy’s egg dish was stoner food at his finest according to Bourdain. Tre’s was balanced, Carla’s dessert worked perfectly.
Ludo announced the winner: Blais! $10,000k can buy a lotta new mouth guards.
When they entered the Stew Room, Tiff stood up and sing-songed: “Congratulaaaations.”
Enough.

In the end, The Legend of Black Hammer Lives!
Marcel was asked to pack his knives and go.
He strutted to the Judge’s table like a mini-wannabe Pimp and shook their hands.
He said he “didn’t actually make any mistakes.” (Huuuuuh?)
The only mistake he made “was picking the wrong team.” (OMG, delusional!) And that he was probably known as the most notorious, diabolical, contestant in Top Chef history (you’re really not that important, dood) and also the most misunderstood because he’s actually a nice guy.
Did anyone see this kid do anything nice for anyone? I don’t even think he brushes his teeth.
“I’m sure this isn’t gonna be the last time you’re gonna see me.” Yeah, odds are you’ll be at some party in NYC and have yet another glass thrown at you. Not saying I’m at that party but I'd consider tossing cheddar into the kitty on the sly for that to occur. (G'head, try to bring that last sentence to your lawyer. You know that mofo jetted when your dog did. Seeya, Dick!)

Next Week, Lorraine Bracco! At least I think that’s her under that Botoxed, chemical peeled, Restylane-injected face mask. Eeesh!


TOP CHEF ALL STARS

COLUCCI Blais and Carla Cosby

LB Antonia

KAT Black Tiff and Carla Cosby

STRIPES Blais and Antonia

Q Black Tiff and Angelo

COLANTO Blais and Angelo

LUCY Blais

BROWNIE Michael and Angelo

HOLLY F. Blais and Angelo

KRISTEN K. Blais

JENNA Tre

ELLIE Angelo

GBAG Carla Cosby

NIKKI M. Angelo

DAISY Angelo

CC Blais

MARTHA P. Angelo

JET Blais and Angelo

KEMP Tre

DOWD Blais

LOGUE Blais

RUBY Tre and Black Tiff

ME Tre

Thursday, January 13, 2011

“I don’t know how you guys do it in your f**king seasons but I make food for the f**king people."

Scoop Alert! White Tiff has been going to Delux, yup. And- oh, first off, thank Gbag for bringing this to our attention: Rocca is closed. The restaurant where White Tiff was Executive Chef. Uh huh. She thought maybe this meant White Tiff won TC All Stars.

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/dishing/2011/01/rocca_has_close.html

Daisy added the link below to convo and thought maybe not since WT mentions she needs investors but mayhaps it’s a ploy to deter us away from the fact that she won...

http://boston.grubstreet.com/2011/01/rocca_co-owner_discusses_resta.html

And then, at Delux, Jet met White Tiff and her fiancé who works at Toro! White Tiff drank Narragansett and 7&7 and revealed she’s opening a restaurant and that Padma eats McDonald’s every chance she gets!
Okay, I keed about the McDonald’s, that woulda been good though, right? I tried to pick something that would really shock you. After being married to Salman Rushdie, Mickey Dee's is all I could come up with.
(Thanks for the cool detective work Gbag, Daisy and Jet! I'ma hire you, buy you some slinky suits and have you work in my Detective Agency: 'For Your Privacy'!)

Now on with the ep! In the Stew Room, Jamie says Casey had balls for buying chicken feet. To Camera she says it sucks for Casey but ‘whatever.’ This chick… (like My Mama would say) …burns my buttons!
Meanwhile, Marcel is pissed at Dale for making eight portions for the judges and not cooking for the other dim sum diners and winning the challenge when his dish was great. That night on the roof deck (they have a roof deck?) he chugs Bombay Sapphire out the bottle and punches the air near a seated Punchy Dale. Marcel: “I don’t know how you guys do it in your f**king seasons but I embrace the challenges and make food for the f**king people. You made 20 dishes, whatever, we were supposed to make 150, whatever…” Tre is the only other chef to witness Marcel with his hands out and his neck elongated in his best attempt at being the hard a** cook that can also rap (see Season Two where, also on the roof- hmmm...Marcel "rapped.") He continues to rant, Punchy Dale leaves, remarking that Old Dale would have beat Marcel’s a**.
Dale: “He’s lucky I took anger management classes.”
Wow, this is you on anger management? Are meds involved, cause I’d like to make a case for an occasional birthday cake-sized Valium.

When the chefs arrive in the TC kitchen in the wee hours of the morning, they’re met with a sign that says ‘Gone Fishin’’ and a map that directs them to Montauk- Strong Island! They jump in their product placement autos and find Padma, in white shorts, an orange tank and a yellow single-breasted jacket, and Colicchio who told them there is no QuickFire- Huh? Instead we’re going right to the-

Elimination Challenge!
5 hours to catch as many fish as possible and cook for 200 people on the beach. They must work in four teams of three. Friggin teams again!?
And there would be Two Eliminations (one is Jamie, right?! Tell us now!)
There are two teams per boat: Slimer, Black Tiff & Angelo fished on the same one with Fabio, Blais & Marcel. Antonia, Jamie & White Tiff were with Punchy Dale, Carla Cos & Tre.

Angelo hates the water, apparently the movie JAWS really affected him. If you didn’t know, Speilberg made JAWS because he himself was terrified of sharks. What he should have done after that is design some sort of ‘shark therapy’ to help people get over his movie. If Speilberg did, he’d be loaded instead of the pauper he is today!

Fabio’s Dad was on a fishing team in Italy (score!) and conveyed his love of trolling so Blais felt secure.
On the other boat, Punchy Dale told tale of his father being an angler and they show photos of a cute Little Dale smiling wide, his head on his father’s shoulder, thoughts of slaps and kicks and curses far, far away. True to form, Punchy caught a striped bass five minutes in.
1 Hour Out – Antonia catches one and screams like she’s on a pep squad. Then everyone on her boat began to hook ‘em.
2 Hours Out – Carla Cos’ team catches six. Fab’s team and Slimer’s team? NONE.
3 Hours Out – Fab finally gets a bite, so does Slimer. Marcel catches two. Punchy hooks a fish as big as Marcel. (Truth be told, I think Punchy and Marcel weigh about the same size. The jury is out on who has unlimited anger reserves though.)

Farmer’s Market - 30 Minutes to Shop, $150
Blais, Marcel & Fabio decide to make one dish with multiple components. Blais said he let Marcel think he was coming up with the idea (what now?) Fabio said this would be good because it would be confusing to the judges- who would they send home? Let’s see, um, TWO OF YOU! Fabio, come on, this is not an advantage!
As White Tiff and Antonia shop, Jamie tosses produce around and giggles as if she doesn’t have a care in the world. Meanwhile a real competitor like Casey is home microwaving a burrito? What a travesty!
That night at the TC House, Tre remarks that his Sous Chef in life is wife and he misses her. Uh oh- is Tre going home to his favorite prep cook?

2 Hours until service on the beach!
Jamie complains that it’s hot and the sun is ‘right on her’ and cucumber skin was getting everywhere as she shaved them. Tre said it was like having a baby there. Um, the difference is babies are cute and endearing and teachable and don’t know how to cross their arms or smirk. Also they smell like talcum powder and fairies. For reals! You ever smell a baby’s head? Mmmm, baby head smell. It’ll make your eyes roll back!

Carla breaks down her bluefish. Blais and Marcel decide that Fabio will be in front because he is the ‘baby kisser’ (yes, he does call me baby and kisses quite well.) Fab does allllll the prep work. Colicchio visits and makes everyone second-guess themselves: Why are you preparing one dish? You’re not making your own tortillas? How are you preparing that? Are you tired of Padma wearing shorts all the time?

Blais tells Fabio to “push, push, push” and Fab is pissy but makes it happen.
3 Minutes until service!
Blais thinks Marcel’s succotash is overworked and needs- TOO LATE!
Diners stream in. Carla Cosby works her crowd yelling that she caught the fish herself and no one helped, not even Rudy or Theo, haw, haw. Fabio charms the pants off the ladies- hey, my very own pants are suddenly off! Fab, you sly fox!
Then Gail (in a nude-colored silk dress- oh, I’ve seen this in Vogue, I think it’s Gucci? It’s reminiscent of a bathrobe), Colicchio, Pads (in a black gown with a beaded embellishment on the front and a t-strap of material hanging down her bare back- hey, that means she’s not wearing a bra- sweet Newton’s Ghost, how her boobs are staying up?!) and Guest Judge Harry Heffernan, Executive Chef at South Gate on Central Park and a fishing buddy of Colicchio’s; cut to the front of the line.

Fabio, Marcel & Blais present their dish of sea bass, succotash, corn purée, cherry tomato confit, Concord gastrique and jamón air (which is not pronounced “Jam on! Jam on!” but Rest In Peace anyway, MJ!) Blais says that he and Marcel had the same idea at the same time (why are you saying this now, Blais, when you can say it was Marcel’s idea if it all goes south?)
Punchy Dale presents a fish taco with corn & avocado relish, crème fraiche, radishes and cabbage; Carla Cos- smoked blue fish lettuce wrap with pickled watermelon rind, radishes and pumpernickel bagel croutons; Tre- bass with gazpacho salad, tomato & avocado (yawn.)
They liked Tre’s gazpacho and Carla’s lettuce wrap and Chef Harry really likes Punchy’s taco (that sounds durty.) Fab, Marcel & Blais’ dish? Overcooked beans and Pads wonders if the foam was necessary—it’s Marcel, that MF makes foam when he pees!

Meanwhile, Jamie notices that her fish is cooked really nicely but the skin is sticking to the pan. Okay, well that’s not really nicely cooked then, a**hole. The ladies had three individual dishes: Jamie -bass, watermelon salad with fresh dill, shaved radishes & cucumber water (lot of radishes and watermelon goin’ round here.) White Tiff -smoked blue fish with tomato, roasted corn & zucchini ribbon salad. Antonia -open-faced porgy po-boy with Old Bay mayo & cabbage slaw.
Black Tiff, Angelo & Slimer made two dishes together: pickled blue fish, spicy watermelon, shallots, red chilies, confit potato & dill and a striped bass with corn purée, tomato, Aleppo (a region of Syria) spice rub & watermelon. The judges like one dish dishes but find competing flavors in the other. Jamie’s fish isn't seasoned and watered down. Chef Henry says the cucumber water is nice (really?) Everyone likes Antonia’s po-boy, Chef Harry thinks White Tiff’s dish is crude and lacks elegance. (Ouch!) The Judges interact with the diners and one of them tries to talk to Colicchio about his restaurants but the awful straw hat he wears says ‘Psst, he cannot afford to eat at your restaurants.’

Stew Room!
Pads asks for Punchy Dale, Carla Cos & Tre…and…
Black Tiff, Slimer & Angelo.
They had…their…favorite dishes!
When they tell Punchy Dale the diners went crazy for his dish he looks teary. Colicchio says Carla’s bluefish was brilliant. Pads announces the winner will get a trip to Amsterdam and that winner is…Carla Cosby! She’s gonna eat weed-flavored Jello pudding, ya see.

Carla jumps up and down when she gets to the Stew Room. Marcel says he can’t be happy for her because it means they are on the bottom. (Killjoy!) As the other teams go to Judge’s Table, Carla Cos wonders if she should have contained her excitement. Angelo tells her ‘No.’
Yeah, don’t make Carla Cos feel bad! Especially when she’s everyone’s gd cheerleader in the house even when they're sucking sheet!

The losers line up. Gail asks Marcel, Fabio & Blais why they made one dish. Blais says based off the last challenge he thought they needed to really work as a team. (Well that makes sense if you’re playing with last challenge’s rules.) Gail thought the Concord grape was overkill. Padma says there was a textural problem with the succotash. The team of three hang their heads.
Colicchio tells Antonia if she had been on a team with stronger dishes, she probably would have been going to Amsterdam because her dish was his favorite. Antonia’s face drops at her missed opportunity to toke amazing weed. PAUSE MOMENT! Jamie smirks at Antonia almost like “Ha ha.” (My Lord, this chick!) Jamie says she added water to her cucumber to make the cucumber water.
Colicchio: “You don’t’ think there’s enough water in cucumber already?” Throw one at her so she can find out!
White Tiff’s fish was too fishy because she left the skin on and, therefore, the bloodline in. Problem!
The judge’s ask Antonia if she tasted her teammate’s dishes (oh snap, they’re gonna make her a turncoat!) she says she sampled the individual components and- then began to cry- Again!
Come on, Antonia, you did that last week! Your dish is the best of the bad ones, save the waterworks for when you’re really on the chopping block!

When the chefs are called back, Jamie keeps her arms crossed and rocks back and forth on her heels like she has somewhere else to be. Colicchio chides them all appropriately and then, Padma asked
White Tiff
WHOA
and Jamie-
JESUS LIVES!
-to pack their knives and go!
OMG I just screamed so loud you’d think Fabio was here in person.
White Tiff says feeling great about who she is as a chef and a person outweighs not being in the finals. Man, so White Tiff lost TC All Stars AND Rocca? Bumsville.
Jamie says she felt good about the dish and if they didn’t like it they didn’t like it and that was fine. (Cause everything's fine in her world.) She was bummed that there were two challenges she didn’t cook in (the way I was 'bummed' when the professor didn't call on me for answers in college) and bummed they didn’t like her dish (your bags have been packed like a gd bachelorette on The Bachelor: by. the door. every. episode.) but she wouldn’t change a thing. Not her attitude, or her ‘hairstyle’ or her underwear.
Well, Poolers, I think we all know what it’s time for, the last-
List Of Things Jamie Doesn't 'Do' Or Know!™
-breakfast
-bridal showers
-desserts
-canned goods
-open a restaurant
-clean sardines
-braise celery ("never before in life")
-make a sauce from ham
-children (“ever”)
-fighting
-work in a Chinese-style kitchen (“with the steamers and the wok stations and
all the other things that are in there”)
-WIN Top Chef or Top Chef All Stars (WAHOO! THANK BUDDHA!)

Now we just need Slimer and (oh snap) Punchy Dale to go home cause no one picked them! (No one picked Punchy Dale to win? Guess cause he’s so Punchy…)
Next week bust out your good china and get ready to have it chipped, it’s- Restaurant Wars!

TOP CHEF ALL STARS

COLUCCI Blais and Carla Cosby

LB Antonia

KAT Black Tiff and Carla Cosby

STRIPES Blais and Antonia

Q Black Tiff and Angelo

COLANTO Blais and Angelo

LUCY Blais

BROWNIE Michael and Angelo

HOLLY F. Blais and Angelo

KRISTEN K. Blais

JENNA Tre

ELLIE Angelo

GBAG Carla Cosby

NIKKI M. Angelo

DAISY Angelo

CC Blais and Marcel

MARTHA P. Angelo

JET Blais and Angelo

KEMP Tre

DOWD Blais

LOGUE Blais

RUBY Tre and Black Tiff

ME Tre

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"I do hear the theme song of the TITANIC in the background."

I was all ret to blob but it was only 9p so I watched a little of The People’s Choice Awards. Queen Latifah sang a song that’s wasn’t hers and then yelled (three times) for the audience to “Make some noise!” because it was “on and poppin’!”
This is what the ‘people’ chose?
Also, you know all the winners cause they’re all the people in the first three rows. None of the other nominees were even there. AND Jennifer Aniston presents the Comedic Artist of the Year Award to Adam Sandler because, oh yeah, they’re in a crap movie together!?
P. Effing. U.

FINALLY 10pm!
In the aftermath of Spike’s boot in the Stew Room, Casey told everyone he said he felt sabotaged cause people messed with his dish. Angelo threw his hands up the way he does when the last bump on the back of the toilet tank ‘magically’ disappears and said he asked if everyone was comfortable with what he was doing. Antonia (To Camera) said Angelo touching everyone’s food was some form of “Chef Tourettes.”
Not a great analogy, Stoner.
Blais was still pissed at Jamie (as we all are) for never cooking food. He likened her to an octopus that “…comes out once in a while, cooks chickpeas, crawls back in her hole.”
I find octopuses to be creepy suckers so this comparison works much better for me.
Btw, my finger is fine. Even better, I’ve been going through a lot of Band Aids and here’s the one I wore yesterday:


Yeaaaah!
These days I think a Band Aid should have a value-add. I peeled this puppy and laughed out loud- objective achieved!

In the TC kitchen, a striped, puffy Princess-sleeve shirted Padma told the contestants (remember, I vowed not to use the ‘word’ Bravo uses for them) they were going to have to test their speed against a famous chef who would make a dish as quickly as he could. They’d have to make THEIR OWN dish in that time. Then Colicchio sauntered in.
White Tiff: “Whoa-ho, nice!”
Um, he’s not cooking FOR you, Tiffani.
I believe the point of this exercise is to show us that Colicchio’s still got it. (Perhaps bidness is down at one of his seven restaurants?)
Marcel was excited. Carla said she knew it was going to be a 15-minute Quickfire and was feeling sick.
Colicchio said he was rusty. Angelo said he was sweating, Black Tiff told the judge to take his time.
Ha ha, it’s all Jack’s Joke Shop ‘til chef brings down the culinary hammer- TIME (enjoy singing ‘You Can’t Touch This’ all day) STARTS NOW!

Colicchio carried all his ingredients and supplies to the main table, cut, mixed, shucked clams (a container of utensils fell at Padma’s feet, I’m sure she gave him a look that only $825 Manolo Blahniks could love) then brought all the ingredients (and the cutting board) to the stove, then back to the main table to plate in EIGHT MINUTES AND THIRTY-SEVEN SECONDS!
Dayum! Everyone loved his black sea bass with clams, tomatoes and zucchini.
Pads told them to make a winning dish; Colicchio threw in that there had to be a degree of difficulty. “Tuna tartare is not gonna cut it.” White Tiff gave the ‘Crap-I-was-gonna-make-tuna-tartare-now-what?’ face.
Then Pads said the winner would get immunity and…a Toyota Prius!
Holy Product Placement!
8 minutes and 37 seconds STARTS NOW!
As everyone plowed into each other at the fridge, Marcel went the other way and grabbed Tom’s unused raw fish from the main table. (I’ll give Sonic HedgehogHair points for that one.)
Blais went for foie gras because that’s difficult (to put on a plate?) Punchy Dale decided to make pad thai with fresh egg noodles. Jamie said speed was important in certain contexts and then revealed that she dated people that were fast.
Um.
Jamie (To Camera): “I might be construed as fast.”
Soooo you’re realizing you’re not coming off as a chef and are soliciting dates now?
TIME!
Punchy Dale didn’t finish his noodles. Some dishes were a mess. Jamie (to Colicchio): “You’re getting one clam.”
No comment.

The majority of the chefs prepared seafood. Angelo did a crudo (raw fish) dish. Colicchio: “Nothing’s cooked right?”
Crudo burn!
Punchy Dale presented a bowl with one sad noodle in it surrounded by a thin ring of beige liquid, Colicchio stifled a laugh. They tried Slimer’s dish after Marcel’s who thought that maybe the judges were getting the lingering effects of his own dish as they ate Slimer’s. Yeah, that’s what happened. Also, I can put a Spanish book under my pillow and be fluent all day. ¿Tu gusta?
Jamie said she couldn’t get her clam to pop in time. Not so quick after all, huh?

Dislikes: Punchy Dale, Jamie and Angelo.
Faves: Slimer, Blais and Marcel. The winner…SLIMER!
Crap, did anyone pick Slimer to win this thing?

Elimination Challenge
Work as a team (uh oh) and take over a popular Dim Sum restaurant in Chinatown to serve hundreds of locals during the lunch rush.
“Basically it be a movie Nightmare on Elm Street, Chinese food for Fabio.”
(I couldn’t say it any better, darling.)

Colicchio said this one was gonna hurt. Marcel had his nose in his hands like he had already been punched in it. Punchy Dale worked in a dim sum house and said he was going to redeem himself. Pads told them they had to keep the dim sum carts filled at all times. I think we may actually see someone off themselves on this ep.

Outside, Slimer jumped into his new Prius and drove Angelo (Angelo? This MF is always jumping into the car) and Marcel to the TC House.
Planning Session: Blais wanted to do two dishes. Jamie wanted to do…scallops. Really?
Flashback to (at least) three scallop dishes Jamie made in Season 5, then Fabio: “This is Top Chef not top scallop!”
Awww, remember Fabio back then? Short hair, a little slimmer, a little more hope glistening in those daring eyes. Whoops, I just drooled on my craptop.
Slimer said he would expedite. He asked Jamie if she would work the floor. She protested that she’d have to trust someone in the kitchen to make her food. Fabio stared at her with unblinking eyes. Carla Cos and Casey took the bullet and decided to push carts. (Why is it always you, Carla Cos? This woman is too nice.) Angelo asked Slimer if he was going to do two dishes. Slimer said he didn’t have time.
Angelo: “You can salt peanuts and call it dim sum.”
For reals? If that’s the case my potato chips and ketchup apps are gonna do gangbusters!
Punchy Dale said he knew Angelo was quick and (To Camera) Angelo said this was he and Dale’s forte and they were willing to take the risk and do an extra dish so- PAUSE MOMENT! What’s that say under Angelo?
Sosa Consulting Group, President…!!??
Crack pipe dreams, as always.

Blais was sure of pending disaster but for the most part he and everyone else thought they were set enough to go to bed or drink. Punchy Dale took his white wine with ice cubes into a separate room as others socialized and opened (oh, it’s the Punchy Dale has a heart scene) a greeting card! Inside were photos of he and girl (someone can tolerate your anger?) and a baby (whoa! someone tolerated your anger enough to pro-create?) and said his girlfriend deserved a nice ring. Then he put the photos into his lid of his utensil case and punched that white wine down his own angry throat.

Chinese grocery - 45 minutes to shop!
Lemme tell you, when I go to Ming’s on Washington Street (shout out to Ellie Lee’s Father’s store, yo! Ming’s, for all your Asian needs) the selection is so vast it takes me 45 just to get through the Pocky aisle.
No one in the store spoke English besides the contestants. Fabio noticed a “tank full of turtle.” He revealed when moved to the US he had a pet turtle that he used to take on walks twice a week by tying a little Chihuahua leash around his shell. (PRECIOUS!) He would tie it to a chair and she would go back and forth. “She was a princess.”
Fabio! (Excuse me while I talk to Fab for a moment please?) [Fabio, honey. I meant to tell you this in bed after sex when one usually reveals personal things but, I had TWO turtles when I was little. Sanford & Son! And I used to put them in my Barbie Winnebago and push them down the hall and pretend they were monsters to my little Fisher Price families. I know! Of course I realize we were meant to be. What? Yes we can “make the sex again.” I’d be offended if we didn’t!]
Fabio: “Now this guys is cutting turtle to make turtle soup. And that’s mean.”
Thank Buddha they didn’t actually show it. Yuck.

Marcel bought a jar of MSG (has anyone ever been to The Kitchen in Chinatown in Boston? It’s on the second floor of that place across from the store that sells pots and pans and dishes? Near the one with the ducks in the window?
Oh. I just realized I’ve described every corner of every Chinatown. Sorry.) They have a 60 gallon trash can full of MSG. Delicious foods!
Now, for some odd reason ,Jamie’s Chinese long beans sounded good enough for Antonia to consent to helping her with her dish (what?) Casey was making Chinese chicken and waffles using chicken feet. Pretty hot idea. (Though I hate human feet so chicken feet aren’t that far behind.)

3.5 Hours to Prep!
Fabio was dismayed to learn there was no grill and the oven didn’t go above 300 degrees! Jamie had never…awwwww yeah, you know what time it is…
List Of Things Jamie Doesn't 'Do' Or Know!™
-breakfast
-bridal showers
-desserts
-canned goods
-open a restaurant
-clean sardines
-braise celery ("never before in life")
-make a sauce from ham
-complain (this is debatable)
-children (“ever”)
-fighting
-worked in a Chinese-style kitchen (“with the steamers and the wok stations
and all the other things that are in there”)

2 Hours to Prep!
They had to make 180 dim sum dishes. Wow.
Jamie didn’t like her dumplings, she shared them with Antonia. Antonia said they were fine and wanted to talk about the green beans. Jamie: “I don’t have time.”
Meanwhile Casey cut the toenails off each individual chicken foot. (My toes are curled just typing that!) Carla Cosby didn’t know why she chose something as “fiddly” as Vietnamese spring rolls.

Angelo relayed the story of cooking with his father every Sunday and how it was his job to sift through the rice and pick out all black ones. If he didn’t, his “a** was grass.” (Hm, so this is where the drug use comes into play.) He said after the finals in Singapore, his father said he was proud of him and it was the first time in his life. He was teary. I felt super bad for dood. Hug your kids, yo!

Moments Away From Service!
White Tiff had a black plastic headband on her hair AND a red terry cloth headband on her forehead. Sheet is serious! Fabio’s short ribs came out perfect, a Top Chef miracle! Slimer went upstairs. 250 Asian people stared at him. Uh oh.
Finally, Tiffany loaded the dumbwaiter with the first dishes...

Sitting upstairs with Pads, Colicchio and Gail: Top Chef Master Susur Lee. Man, Bravo Producers, you are Not making this easy. Carla Cos laid out her Vietnamese rolls, Fabio’s soy glazed short ribs and White Tiff’s Chinese cabbage salad. Casey presented Angelo’s shrimp and pork spring roll and Marcel’s boneless chick wing with scallion mayo.
The judges’ dug in, the other diners? No dice. No food either.
Slimer called downstairs on a phone that, sans receiver, was completely covered in Saran wrap.
Downstairs everyone sweat their balls off. So THAT’S why White Tiff had double headbands.
Jamie said service was tough, reminiscent of that talking Barbie doll Mattel had to recall because it said: “Math is hard!”

Chefs began to run upstairs to help out. Slimer laid down Jamie & Antonia’s long beans with Chinese sausage, Punchy Dale dropped off he and Angelo’s Cheung Fun with XO Shrimp (the XO refers to the sauce, the shrimp had not been kissed and hugged) and his own sweet rice with bacon wrapped in a banana leaf (pretty!) Black Tiff tossed out a spicy pork bun and Tre presented his orange ginger dessert with chestnuts and thai basil served in an orange half that he knew should have been cold, the kitchen was too hot. Everyone else? Still no food!

A waiter couldn’t tell what she ate! One diner stole plates from a cart. Another: “Caucasian dim sum.”
Ouch!
As far as the people who received food were concerned: Black Tiff’s buns, great flavor (har); Tre’s dessert should have been a gelatin; Punchy Dale’s rice in the banana was great; his XO shrimp was spicy, maybe a little too much so; long beans? Jermaine Jackson face-greasy.

Casey went down to the kitchen to find out what was going on and why her chicken feet had only been to a few tables and didn’t look good. Once she got down there- Pandemonium! Everyone was sweaty and running around, except Jamie, of course. Antonia was frying Casey’s chicken feet and tending to her own dish instead of cooking the feets in a wok. Angelo: "I do hear the theme song of the TITANIC in the background."
Wait, the Celine Dion one?

Upstairs, diners began to leave. Gail asked Tom if he would raise ‘Holy Hell.’ He left he table.
You know, it’s a scary day when your Dad shows up at your job and asks who’s running the kitchen. There were a few weak: “Yes, Chef” replies and Fabio said something about how he didn’t understand why only a few dishes were being fired at a time. Colicchio yelled they should be doing 40 at a time.
After he left Antonio asked if they were stopping. Slimer said no. “So why is everyone standing around having a conversation!?”
Antonia mad!
She admitted that Dale probably would have been the best one to run the kitchen. Meanwhile Punchy Dale cleaned his shoes (why not just help out?) and said everyone was hating on people but they were chickensh*ts and needed to say it to their faces (or punch something, you can do that too I guess.)

More diners grabbed food from carts! Parents served their children first because there wasn’t enough food! Meanwhile in the Western World (Judge’s Table) Tre dropped off Casey’s version of chicken and waffles, Antonia’s shrimp toast and Slimer dropped off his own pork and prawn dumplings and Jamie’s scallop dumplings.
Slimer’s dumplings were too salty, Jamie’s needed more scallop and less dumpling, Chef Lee said Casey’s chicken feet had to be put in really hot oil in order to cook properly. Pads noted as hungry as people were, that chicken foot was untouched on the plates where diners were “lucky enough” to be served. Downstairs, the chef’s finally got into a groove but it was too late…

In the Stew Room, everyone looked defeated. Pads asked to see Casey, Antonia, Carla, Jamie and Tre. Antonia looked teary already. Jamie’s arms were crossed.
Jamie said she wasn’t surprised that one of her dishes was the least favorite and, in true reality show fashion, she didn’t like the dumpling wrapper and didn’t like the way it cooked. (That’s how you do it, apologize upfront, crap, she’s gotta go home!)
The Judge’s liked Antonia’s shrimp toast but were disappointed in the long beans.
Chef Lee said if he had a few hours in front of the TV he could have eaten one of Casey’s chicken feet. Whoa. Casey was crushed. Colicchio told her the ‘waffle’ on the bottom was terrible. Pads asked who made her dish, Antonia took responsibility and said she was going to cry.
Gail told Carla Cos her noodles were bland. Chef Lee said she was cooking with her eyes instead of her stomach. Sacrilege! Carla put her hands to her chest and gasped. They hobbled back to the Stew Room.

Black Tiff, Angelo, Punchy Dale and Fabio were called in for the faves. Chef Lee said Fab had a good imagination of Chinese culture with no experience. As they praised each dish, Punchy Dale looked more and more pissed but he was the winner! He said he felt like he robbed a bank because service was so terrible. (You coulda helped out, Son.)

The losers returned. Colicchio said they liked her shrimp toast but Antonia played a role in the long bean dish that Jermaine Jackson is now marketing as a skin sheen product. Jamie made the beans (strike one) and also had a poorly made scallop dish (strike two, get ready to rejoice, Poolers!) Casey’s audacity was applauded but it wasn’t cooked properly and was therefore inedible. Tre’s dessert was too soupy and a decent sauce couldn’t rescue Carla Cos’ spring rolls.
But the chef asked to pack her knives and go was…Casey!
WAIT A MINUTE- that’s not how you spell Jamie’s name!
SHEETBALLS!
Jamie turned to look at her and gasped!
Casey said everyone expected to hear Jamie’s name (including Jamie.) Oh man, what are you doing, Bravo? Lifetime already wrecked Project Runway forever for me with that judgmental brickhead Gretchen and her WalMart safari shreds winning,
Do Not Make Me Have To Return Everyone’s Cheddar!

In the Stew Room when everyone found out Slimer said: “Casey??!!” Just like I’m saying even now.
Farg! The Octopus lives! I guess no one eating your one dish is more of an offense than presenting two terrible dishes?
Or maybe MSG was the way to go, Marcel slipped through the middle.
Or perhaps it IS called Top Scallop.
Either way I think, as Ellie Lee suggested, it's time for side bets on when Jamie goes home.

Casey hugged everyone. Antonia looked guilty. Jamie?
Jamie said she was shocked because Casey didn’t get the brunt of it, she did.
See, this is what I hate about this chick. She’s already given up. She was already ready to go home. She’s the chick that asks if you want to go to the movies, meets you there, says she forgot her money, you pay and then she complains about the flick even though it had Meryl Streep or some great piece of a** like James Franco in it and then she never even pays you back!
I’m turning into Punchy Dale!

Next week? Double Elimination- she best go home. Oh wait! Marcel is talking smack to Punchy Dale!
Punchy (To Camera): “I’m gonna beat your effing a** if you don’t shut the eff up right now.”
Please tell me Jamie gets in the way of Punchy Dale’s punch.
Until next time, Poolers!

TOP CHEF ALL STARS

COLUCCI Blais and Carla Cosby

LB Antonia

KAT Black Tiff and Carla Cosby

STRIPES Blais and Antonia

Q Black Tiff and Angelo

COLANTO Blais and Angelo

LUCY Blais

BROWNIE Michael and Angelo

HOLLY F. Blais and Angelo

KRISTEN K. Blais

JENNA Tre

ELLIE Angelo

GBAG Carla Cosby

NIKKI M. Angelo

DAISY Angelo

CC Blais and Marcel

MARTHA P. Angelo

JET Blais and Angelo

KEMP Tre

DOWD Blais and White Tiff

LOGUE Blais and White Tiff

RUBY Tre and Black Tiff

ME Tre and White Tiff