Last night was a mostly unsatisfying episode. The Hot Brown QC had good and bad. Trying to make turkey sausage-stuffed Scotch eggs in 30 minutes? Sara, Sara, Sara. But I thought Adrienne’s turkey tenders with bourbon corn sauce looked amazing - I’d eat those in a heartbeat.
As for the EC - it’s all about The Moo, or “Carne!” as Dario Cecchini, the Butcher of Panzano, kept calling out while demonstrating how to break down a whole side of beef. And once they drew knives and got their cut of beef from the side, this is where it went terribly wrong.
Steak tartare from two chefs? C’mon.
And Sara does another sausage. Again. And it’s a sucky version of sausage.
And Brian ruins a beautiful cut of ribeye. No one looked happy with his plate.
And teeny-tiny plates. It’s a FREAKING COW! Serve a honkin’ big-ass piece o’ meat, fer Crissakes!
The winner gets to go to Tuscany for a week to study with Dario and a nice signed apron from Nancy. The winner also gets jealous glares from Brian. Too bad, so sad, Brian. You screwed the pooch with your dish, so tough tooties on losing out on staging with Dario.
Bottom three (and all of them) were told by Tom “You can’t be scared,” before addressing all of the chefs. “I’m going to give everyone a little piece of advice: be yourself. That’s when you cook the best.” Like, DUH.
F&W recap: https://www.foodandwine.com/news/top-chef/season-16/episode-7-recap-carne
Courier recap: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/entertainment/television/2019/01/18/top-chef-kentucky-recap-episode-7/2595565002/