Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen 3
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 rodeo is gone, the chili has passed and the tears have been whipped away. There’s only food and Tom Colicchio as judge.
Beware, there are spoilers below!
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This episode of Last Chance Kitchen features a battle between Keith and Richie. Make something new and exciting from Thanksgiving leftovers.
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Last battle had Keith defeating Andrew. His new opponent is Richie who was in a group who made mole for a bunch of cowboys looking for chili. His team loss and they had a cook off between teammates with Richie cooking one dimension food.
Richie really seems like a nice guy, despite the Mohawk and facial hair, but doesn’t seem quite secure in his own food. He is really caught up in disappointing his ‘big brother’ Chris who is his boss at Moto.
But, we know it’s not over yet and he gets a letter from Tom.
This is a repurposing challenge, taking Thanksgiving leftovers and making something new and exciting from at least 3 of the ingredients provided. On the table is an array of turkeyday fixins and oddly, Keith doesn’t use leftovers often. Who doesn’t eat turkeyday leftovers?
I think my favorite part was Tom chuckling at the thought of his crew eating these leftovers when the show was filmed in the summer. We all know the drill, but it’s still funny to watch Tom not be able to contain his own amusement.
Richie’s food is science meets comfort food. He puts too much salt in his cornbread puree, but tries to save it. In the end, he makes turkey green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese fritter and cornbread puree.
Keith makes four different, small dishes. He creates a grilled turkey sweet salsa has, a stuffing, blue cheese and ham fritter and sweet potatoes with a pumpkin pie smear. He’s not sure of his dish and wonders if he should have only made one thing. Yes, you silly rabbit.
Tom thinks Richie’s food looks inventive, but it isn’t really inventive. Keith may have done too much, like smear some pie on the plate, but it was enough for the win.
Whose food looked better to you?
The next episode will have the Last Chance Kitchen’s Reigning Champion against the next eliminated in Top Chef Texas episode 5.