Puerco Asada & Restaurant Wars – #TopChef

Updated On: Sep 05, 2023

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Did you watch Top Chef Seattle last night?  I’m sure I am not alone when I say that restaurant wars is the episode I most look forward to.  Chefs get to be creative with not only food, but creating a dining space in a matter of hours.  Last night, the Cheftestants were really put to the test.  I won’t spoil it in case you haven’t watched it yet, but I will say this…I let out a scream when Padma announced who was going home!  And it wasn’t a good scream.
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The Restaurants:

Sheldon Simeon gave us “URBANo” named after his grandfather.  A restaurant with “elevated” Filipino food.  Filipino food is amazing and I could definitely see myself eating at this restaurant.  The Puerco Asada looked like it was melting on the forks of judges Tom Colicchio, my buddy Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi & Danny Meyer.  Melting pork = true love forever.  I digress.

Kristen Kish’s restaurant was “Atelier Kwan”.  She served up dishes like a Charcuterie plate and Beef Bourguignon that made me swoon.  Although the food looked incredible, what was more interesting was the back biting going on in the kitchen between Kristen and Josie.  Comments were flying about “hiring dishwashers to do the job”.  It was a train wreck you couldn’t take your eyes off of.  Don’t you think?

Sound Off: If you watched last night, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the show in the comments section below.  Did you think the person asked to leave deserved it?  Do you think they would’ve been spared had they spoken their true feelings?  I’m all ears.

Which chef do you think should be saved this week?  I know who I’m voting for.  Don’t let your favorite get sent home forever.  Tweet your favorite to save them.

Stay tuned for a giveaway starting next week after Top Chef episode 12 for a years subscription to Food & Wine Magazine!


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  1. OMG Josie totally should have gone home!!!! I was ssooooo mad, I just watched my recording of the show last night and was shocked!

    1. I agree Stephanie. Totally bad. We’ll see what happens on Wednesday!! 🙂

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