Top Chef - Las Vegas - Finale Part 2 - 12/09/09 (Spoilers)
(Have to say it was still a bit heartbreaking to see Jennifer so sad at her ousting at the end of last week's episode!)
OK, here we go! They arrive at Meritage Winery - they must cook a three course meal.
1st course - a box of identical greens and each green must be used
2nd course - cook anything they wish with anything in the kitchen
3rd course - they MUST do a dessert - rut-roh!
Meals are to be served at Cyrus. AND they get sous chefs - EVERYONE who was on this season! They get to pick two sous - one to prep today, one to help tomorrow. Knife picks...
Kevin - Preeti and Ash
Michael - Jesse and Eli
Bryan - Jennifer and Ashley
Interesting mix - I'm thinking Kevin got the worst of the lot on his knife picks. I think Bryan got the best picks.
Was that Michael who warned Kevin about his sauce? Very nice! That's why I like this group the best out of all 6 seasons - they still seem to watch out for each other, even in competition.
'Top Chef: Las Vegas': Fan favorite is...
Kevin "The Beard/Yukon Cornelius" Gillespie, of course! He didn't win Top Chef, but the title of Fan Favorite (and the $10,000 check that comes with it) is a nice consolation prize. And Bryan got a Corvette from his mom, so looks like all of the top three won in their own little ways.
Thanks to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Food and More blog for letting us know. And boo on Bravo for not having any mention of this on their Web site when I checked a few minutes ago.
This victory is redemption for all of us Team Yukon loyalists out there. What do you think of the winner? Did Kevin (or perhaps just his beard) deserve this honor?
And ZING! A 4th course that must be inspired by their mothers...you KNEW there would be another kink in the works!