The last Top Chef episode just won the best “Halloween Top Chef Episode Title” in my book for sounding unpalatable, gross, and just plain wrong. Last episode was called “Meat Natalie” and while witty and apt being an episode where the contestants got to meet NataliePortman, who happened to be vegan, I don’t think anyone will disagree with me in feeling all eeewy about the title.
Anyway before I get stuck on a completely senseless discussion on episode title choices, here a very short recap of what went down during the “Meat Natalie” episode.
The contestants were asked to do their gourmet interpretations of TV dinners. They also had to make sure that their gourmet TV dinners were inspired by classic TV shows assigned to them. Kevin, who picked “The Sopranos” and did his version of meatballs, was declared the winner. His prize: His dish will be sold by Schwan’s frozen food line. Unless he gets royalties (and he should!), I would throw a tantrum if I were him.
For the elimination challenge the chefs got to take over Tom Colicchio’s restaurant in Vegas to cook for food lover, vegetarian Natalie Portman. Kevin won the challenge (again) and this time got a much much better prize – a whole slew of appliances from GE. Kevin said “Ok” and seemed not to care for his prize that much, so I guess he liked his frozen dinner prize better. Weird!
As for the bottom three, Robin, Jennifer and Michael I all deserved to be there but like most everyone else, I am miffed that Robin wasn’t the one to go home. So there, expect to see Robin (who hasn’t stuffed a squash blossom her whole life) to still be in the next episode to underwhelm us all.