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Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen 11

Updated on January 31, 2012

Last Chance Kitchen

The rules are the same. If you get booted from Top Chef Texas, you have one last chance to redeem yourself. The block party is over and one chef didn’t make the cut. The only thing left is the food and Tom Colicchio to judge if you really have what it takes to be Top Chef.

Beware, there are spoilers below!

Chris Jones
Chris Jones

Moto Chris strolls back into the house, grabs and beer and makes it upstairs to see his note which says, “Here’s your chance to make it right.” So, what does he do? He goes down to the house’s kitchen, waits there and has a conversation with a bear full of honey. He then realizes that when Tom said meet him in the kitchen, it’s the Top Chef Kitchen, not the house kitchen. Duh, indeed.

Beverly
Beverly

Challenge

The challenge is to make a dish that incorporates all of the ingredients found in a series of mystery boxes which will appear throughout the challenge.

The cheftestants open the first box to reveal, pine nuts, lamb chops, parsnip, buttermilk, cinnamon and marshmallows. After around 10 minutes, Whitney brings out the second box with radicchio inside. Heather brings out the last box with only 10 minutes left on the clock which has white anchovy.

Anyone one else beside me notice they let the negative Nellys bring out all the bad news? Just me? Okie dokie.

Bev made grilled lamb chop with parsnips, curry, radicchio and white anchovy vinaigrette. Tom thought it was nicely cooked, liked the way it was sliced and it wasn’t too sweet. He thought it was a good dish.

Moto Chris made a grilled lamb chop with a sweet puree, radicchio salad with pancetta, pine nuts and apple. Tom thought it was perfectly cooked.

Though they are two completely different chefs, Tom noted that they really didn’t use the pantry that much and their dishes looked very similar. Tom felt both dishes were good, but one plate did a much better job weaving ingredients together.

Who should have won?

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Chris gets to hang out with his best buddy Richie. There’s more to come and Bev only has one more challenger to beat to get back in the game and have a chance to become the Top Chef.

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      Vanessa Martinez Wilson 5 years ago from Vancouver, WA

      Then you're not reading right, Gus! I think I gained 5 pounds just writing these hubs, lol!

      Vanessa :D

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      Gustave Kilthau 5 years ago from USA

      "VMW" - It's hard to fatten up on fictional food...

      Gus :-)))

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      Vanessa Martinez Wilson 5 years ago from Vancouver, WA

      The part that amazes me Alecia is that he started off making food like this. It's what got him on the show, then he tried every gimmick he could think of and forgot about the food. It's a shame.

      Thanks nity!

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      nityanandagaurang 5 years ago

      very interesting hub vmartinezwilson.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Why didn't Moto Chris do this to start with? Gee whiz!

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      Vanessa Martinez Wilson 5 years ago from Vancouver, WA

      I will root for Bev unless she goes against Ed or Paul and then I have to go with either of those two. If she makes it back to the finals, she has a really good shot of taking away the title. It seems like her flavors are good and she was eliminated on a challenge where even Moto Chris failed to screw up and turned in an innovative AND delicious meal.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I hope Bev comes up and takes it like the ghost of Christmas past. Whoever gets cut this week barring Cray Cray Ed, will probably not make it against her hopefully.