Thursday, June 12, 2008

Top Chef: Finale-y Done!

I don't know about you Top Chef fans, but my viewing of the season finale was very .. anti-climatic. Hm .. it might've been that I was only able to catch the last 30 minutes or so of it, due to technical difficulties, but when the defining moment came, it was sort of lame.

Don't get me wrong here - I'm super happy that Stephanie took it. And yes, Yay! indeed for the first female Top Chef. But Stephanie's reaction seemed very staged, and the last challenge/meals were .. blah.

I'd have to say that the biggest disappointment was Richard. I was really looking for a big showdown between Richard and Stephanie, leaving Lisa in the dust..but even Richard knew that he didn't deliver. The dude is a really innovative cook (or as the judges like to say, "whimsical"), but he really did fall short on the FINAL challenge. Boo. And I know that the judges LOVED his dessert, but the idea of bacon ice cream makes me cringe.

As for Lisa .. I must say that I was a bit scared when the judges were all loving her dishes. But you know what .. she didn't really show me any diversity, always cooking Asian foodies. Psh, and beeyatch was criticizing Dale for always cooking Asian food.

Is it weird that I don't have the same fervor as last week? Like I said: total lamesville ending.


David Dust said...

I was SO scared that Lisa was going to win!

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Will said...

I think Stephanie winning was an upset.

Richard seemed to be a much better and more versatile chef. Especially considering Stephanie didn't win a quick fire challenge until last week.

Still, anyone was better than Lisa.

sang said...

I was a little disappointed in this seasons top chef overall. Still, can't wait till the next one.