Top Chef is at the point when the heat is starting to get a bit too much leaving the “unlikables” extremely disliked by their peers/competitors. This year most competitors are not really that likable but they at least all have the same thing in common – they think Robin should go home. Granted that Robin has been irritating (to say the least), especially after last night’s show of lack of drive, I still think it’s more of a case of pointing fingers and/or snooty attitudes. Still I also think that had she not won the Quickfire challenge she might have been the one sent home.
Last night started off already drama-filled with some contestants donning red neckerchiefs in support of Mattin, who was sent home instead of Robin. Robin proved them wrong in the no-talent division by winning the Quickfire challenge and getting immunity with her “angel and devil” personality dish – arugula salad-cardamom apple ginger crisp combo. Everyone seems to think that her cancer story won her some points but hello I didn’t taste it but it sure looked good enough to win.
For the elimination challenge the contestants were asked to deconstruct some classic dishes. The big winner was Kevin who redeemed himself with his chicken mole. Something he wanted to do after his miserable duck mole. The bottom three included Ash (Shepherd’s pie), Laurine (fish and chips), and Ron (paella). Lucky for Robin she had immunity because for sure she would have been on the bottom three with her “repulsive” clam chowder. Ron went home for his paella for having poorly cooked rice and not being able to deconstruct the dish properly.