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Spinasse Chefs Competing Tonight

kaleokahu Oct 2, 2013 06:22 PM

For those who don't already know, Seattle is represented in the Top Chef New Orleans competition by our local twosome from Spinasse.

First episode airs tonight.

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  1. kaleokahu RE: kaleokahu Oct 2, 2013 07:15 PM

    My bad (so far?). Looks like I was misinformed, sorry.

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      BallardFoodie RE: kaleokahu Oct 3, 2013 06:25 AM

      Didn't watch, but the Times had a headline the other day saying she (don't know name) formerly worked at Spinasse and is head chef for an Italian (maybe) place that is about to open downtown.

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        kaleokahu RE: BallardFoodie Oct 3, 2013 03:44 PM

        Hi, BF:

        It was strange that I didn't see her introduced until well into the episode. Hence my post about being wrong.

        She succeeded in advancing by serving up a dish of cold poached frogs' legs, something she said she'd never cooked before. I think it was the 2nd-highest-rated dish despite the seeming yuck factor. Emeril was beaming that she "got" the prep and knew it would play well with the NOLA guests who judged. The chef from Gallatoire's didn't fare so well...

        Aloha,
        Kaleo

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          gingershelley RE: kaleokahu Oct 4, 2013 11:39 AM

          Kaleo,

          on the Food Media thread, LindaWhit does a 'recap' of Top Chef every episode. Very entertaining, and the comments are fun too. You might check it out....:)

          I think Carrie Mashaney did great on the first episode - she is pretty telegenic as well. Hope she goes far!

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          babette feasts RE: BallardFoodie Oct 3, 2013 07:50 PM

          The new place is Aragona, and will be Spanish. Had a great dinner (but weak dessert) at Spinasse a few days ago, looking forward to Aragona.

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