On last night’s installment of “Top Chef,” the cheftestants learned that — come Judgment Munch — two of them would go down as a team, sucked into the fiery pit of discarded Glad bags and Tracey’s lamb sliders.
Cruel fate. First they had to spend all morning making baby food for Padma and Tom’s squealing spawn. Then they went through some sort of three-squares round robin elimination, preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner items for the Hilton hotel chain to consider for its menus. After each meal, a couple of winning teams were peeled off until three remained.
Kelly and Andrea won for their set of gorgeously glazed short ribs. As a special bonus, they each got a week’s vacation in a glamorous European city. How very circa 1975 “Let’s Make a Deal” of the “Top Chef” producers.
But Lynne and Arnold went down for a dish of mussels with squid ink pasta that everyone said was delicious. As Tom Colicchio wrote in his blog, “As has happened countless times in the past,