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Top Chef - Las Vegas - Ep. #12 - 11/18/09 (Spoilers)

LindaWhit | Nov 18, 200906:15 PM

The Culinary Olympics episode is here! Quickfire has Gavin Kaysen as a guest judge - they are to create their version of Kaysen's Bocuse d'Or dish - a Ballontine - a protein inside a protein inside a protein, with only 90 minutes.

Padma's "welcome back" to Jennifer was a nice compliment with her dish - and she wins! She gets an extra 30 minutes to cook for the Elimination challenge.

Michael's comment re: what Gavin told him - wow, his ego is really showing! I mean, it's great to be confident - but to say what he would have made if Gavin had said he wants a ballontine would have been as good or better than Gavin's Bocuse d'Or dish? Yowza. I'm really getting tired of his arrogance.

The Elimination Challenge is a TC version of the Bocuse d'Or...1 protein and 2 vegetables. Lamb or salmon are the proteins available, and Thomas Keller is one of the Guest Judges for the EC....no pressure!

ETA: Kevin's stepping WAY out of his comfort zone doing sous vide. Please please PLEASE don't tell me he's the "surprise" elimination that Tom's alluded to!

Holy smokes - Tom says the winner of this EC will get $30,000!

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