Doesn’t look like there was a Top Chef Ep #6 thread started to discuss that, but we can continue LCK on this thread. So I’ll do a mini recap.
LCK Ep 5 has the previous winner, Grayson, vs. Wesley AND Angelina, making a perfect burger in just FIFTEEN MINUTES. Grayson bitches in the confessional that when she was eliminated, she was on a team with Angelina. Hopefully, “Tom won’t mess this up for me AGAIN.” Oh, c’mon Grayson. Let it GO.
Grayson chooses beef and pork belly - but didn’t realize the belly was whole, so has to quickly grind it herself, losing some time to be able to blend it with the ground beef, even though it’s not on the die she wants it to be on. Wesley goes with lamb, and Angelina chooses half pork, half beef.
Time is everyone’s biggest problem, especially when Chef Tom comes around to see what they’re all doing. Angelina freaks out - he makes her nervous. Wesley went out on overcooked lamb, so he decides to try it again with a lamb burger. Grayson’s from Wisconsin - and she’s got cheddar going into hers, but when Tom comes around, she STILL doesn’t have her burger in the pan. But Tom’s very impressed with her wicked-quick slicing of mushrooms.
Wesley - Lamb Burger with Ras el Hanout, Goat Cheese, and Fennel-Jalapeno Onion Slaw. Tom likes it - seasoned properly, you taste lamb,
Grayson - Beef and Pork Belly Burger with Mushrooms, Pickled Red Onion & Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese - Tom says the flavor’s good, but the cheese could have melted a bit more (the quick close-up shows the cheese not even melted). Grayson agrees it could have melted more.
Angelina - Beef and Pork Burger with Avocado (dressed with a bit of Chimichurri), Heirloom Tomatoes, Pickled Habanero, and Arugula - Tom says the habanero really comes through, nice kick in the end.
Tom said they’re all good, and that everyone should try each others’ burgers. Tom asked which as their favorite, besides their own - Wesley pointed at Angelina, but Grayson said it was too spicy for her…“But I don’t like spicy!” Angelina thought Wesley’s had good flavor.
Tom ends up picking Angelina’s burger as the best, sending Grayson and Wesley to the sidelines. Grayson’s confessional has her “uber-pissed, because I’m sick of walking out of the kitchen, and Angelina staying. She’s a friend of mine, but what the…I’m pissed!”
(GET. OVAH. IT. GRAYSON.)
There’s 8 more to go - Angelina thinks it’ll be cake. I’m pretty sure not cake, Angelina. But I guess we’ll see.