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Next Week: Create the restaurant of your dreams. Blais is nervous. I am too, about a Mike Isabella victory.
Antonia, your dish was aggressive but good. Mike, your tartare was bland but your sauces were punchy.
AND ENOUGH WITH THE COUSINS.
Still more commercials, which is the real point of the Tweest. If you don't have an iPhone, you probably shouldn't bother leaving the house.
Antoinia's dish looks lovely. Mike's got a lot going on. Neither one of them is one bite.
"What would an "aggressive" dish be? Would it be like a bear wrapped around a shark? " (via @roadtohell)
Mike wants to be original, so he's going for beef tenderloin and lobster tail, which is TOTALLY original. Personally, I would make lobster stuffed with tacos.
THE TWEEST: You have 45 minutes to make one perfect bite.
So the point of the actual challenge was what, exactly?
Pointless interlude. What could be in the Tweest envelope? We'll tell you...after more commercials.
Commercials. Apparently, we're going to be subjected to Andy Cohen during next weeks' finale. Super!
Antonia and Mike, time for the secret envelope Tweest.
I mean, we do have 20 minutes left to kill, so there has to be SOMETHING.
JUDGES' TABLE. Mike, your chicken would have been perfect, except for the juiciness. And the breading. Richard, your dish was spot on. Antonia, your dish was "interesting."
Richard is through to the finale.
He put ras el hanout in the fucking STREUDEL. The man has no scruples. And I was about to give him props for making streudel dough with no recipe.
I can't even try to keep track of the seventeen different things in Antonia's bento box.
Antonia has some near-rancid fish. Between that and her crying talking-head, I worry. I worry a lot.
Richard Blais, Top Chef choker. He's like the Dave Mustaine to Top Chef's Metallica.
Commercials. If you don't have an iPhone, we could never be friends, because you obviously suck.
"Who dresses Mike D? Chess King?" (via @JeffHouck)
Mike, be honest about why you gave Antonia Morimoto: you're trying to shaft her. You thought Bernstein would be easy. Just admit it.
Puck wants goulash with spaetzle and apple streudel. Bernstein wants fried chicken and biscuits and gravy. (Yes!) Morimoto wants miso soup and sashimi.
ELIMINATION: Prepare and serve the last suppers for Puck, Morimoto and Michelle Bernstein.
Mike picks Michelle, and assigns Morimoto to Antonia and Puck to Richard. There's a TWEEST envelope that will fuck things up later.
Antonia, your soup was good if too concentrated. Mike, your pork was slightly undercooked. Richard, you made a ketchup sandwich, and he says "sandwich" like it's a total insult.
WINNER: Mike. GOODAMMIT.
A preview of tonight's action, from Bravo:
It's the pen-ultimate episode before the big finale and with only THREE chef'testants left, the heat is on for these All-Stars to deliver perfection-only. But will the seemingly-simplest of Quickfire Challenges end up tripping up the chef'testants when they must make the most delicious one-pot meal? And when the remaining three concept their ideas for their Elimination Challenge, a nervous Richard Blais starts to realize that perhaps Mike Isabella is more of a threat than initially realized. Is Mike the quiet underdog? Find out this Wednesday 3/23 @ 10/9c on BRAVO's Top Chef All-Stars *Final Three*
A Simple Challenge: Antonia Lofaso explains that it's those simple challenges that throws everyone for a loop
Calling out Mike: Antonia Lofaso needs to call out Mike Isabella about the preparing the hardest dish.
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