Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen 6
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 game was on, but now it’s over and a double elimination spells double trouble for the reigning champion. 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!
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This episode of Last Chance Kitchen features a battle between Whitney, Dakota and Nyesha. They must cook a dish using only the wok.
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While Dakota feels guilty for her venison mess up, Nyesha is defeated and oddly calm. They both get notes from Tom which tell them they get, “one more opportunity” for a “chance for redemption.”
Game on again.
The eliminated chefs are brought back to cheer and apparently act like Alton Brown’s counterpart, Kevin Brauch on Iron Chef America. Adds a little extra, I guess.
This is the type of challenge that separates the imaginative chef and those that think too small. The cheftestants task is to cook a dish only using a wok. In addition, they must use cactus in their dish.
Whitney made a cactus and chicken fried rice with sriracha and soy sauce. Tom felt that he couldn’t taste any of the cactus.
Nyesha made an Asian style scallop with prickly pear garnish, cilantro and Thai basil. Tom tasted the cactus and felt it was perfectly cooked.
Dakota made a shrimp tostada with watermelon and prickly pear shooter. Tom thought it was an all around nice dish.
The eliminated chefs get a taste of the dishes and Tom asks them what they think. Richie says he liked Dakota’s for her use of the cactus, but thought Nyesha used the wok the best.
Whose food looked better to you?
Since this is the wok challenge, Nyesha gets the win and becomes the new Reigning Last Chance Kitchen Champion for the flavor of her food and for using the wok in the best way. She’ll have to battle the next cheftestant from Top Chef Episode 8.