This week on Top Chef Seattle, the cheftestants were asked to make healthier versions of dishes from the past nine seasons. Each of the nine remaining chefs were assigned a season and a dish. The winning dish will be used to inspire a new Healthy Choice microwave office lunch. Oh boy. Yum.
It was nice to see some of the clips from past seasons. I had forgotten how much I didn’t like Betty from Top Chef 2. It wasn’t nice to have to look at Season 9 villain Heather’s nasty face again, though. What a horrible person.
Top Chef Episode 9 Scorecard
Quickfire Challenge: Display their knife skills, from sharpening to breaking down a rabbit
Quickfire Challenge Winner: Micah (he wins immunity and a ridiculously expensive knife)
Elimination Challenge: Re-create a dish from a past season memorable moment, but make it healthier
The Past Season Pairings:
- Josie: Season 1
- Stefan: Season 2
- John: Season 3
- Sheldon: Season 4
- Lizzie: Season 5
- Josh: Season 6
- Brooke: Season 7
- Kristen: Season 8
- Micah: Season 9
Top Chefs: Josh, Kristen and Brooke
Bottom Chefs: John and Lizzie
Winning Dish: Kristen’s Poached Chicken Breast, Carrot Puree with Garlic and Tofu Emulsion (shown above). Her inspiration was Carla’s Chicken Pot Pie from Season 8.
Second Chance Challenge: Uh-oh! John and Lizzie get to recreate the memorable moment from this season for a shot to stay in the contest! They have to put a healthy spin on CJ’s burger from this season.
Eliminated Chef: John. Lizzie’s chicken burger was just better and healthier.