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Top Chef - Las Vegas - Finale Part 1 - 12/02/09 (Spoilers)


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Top Chef - Las Vegas - Finale Part 1 - 12/02/09 (Spoilers)

LindaWhit | | Dec 2, 2009 06:12 PM

So - break time is over - they're off to Napa Valley! Kevin's got a Facebook page dedicated to people supporting his beard? LOL And Padma's pregnancy is acknowledged (her baby bump is definitely there!). And love her longer, straight hair!

Michael Chiarello is the guest judge. Last QF is? Creating a dish using Napa Valley's signature crop - the grape. And they're cooking on the wine train...(and great - Kevin gets motion sickness very easily - THAT doesn't work well with cooking! LOL) Last high stakes QF - the winner gets a new Prius. Thirty minutes for the Quickfire.

Oh my - Kevin's dessert dish looked wonderful! Chiarello was very appreciative of Jen's dish...and the winner is? Mike V. is the winner! He gets the car. Now what's the general rule - s/he who wins the car gets voted off in the Final Elimination? ;-) (will have to check Wikipedia on that one!)

And I think we already know they're doing another catering job for the Final Elimination. Two dishes for 150 people - one must be vegetarian; one must use a local protein. Shopping at a local farmer's market. Will be interesting to see who pulls it off.

ETA: Ahhh, had forgotten - TC5 had a car going to the Elimination Challenge winner, NOT the Quickfire winner. Carla won that season. (and she didn't win)

TC4 - Richard won the EC Challenge winner car. (and he didn't win)

TC3, TC2, and TC1 - no car was won.