Thursday, August 20, 2009

Top Chef Season 6 - Show Me the Money

Season 6 crashed into our lives with 17 new chefs all fighting for face time any way they can get it. Since it's Top Chef Las Vegas you know it's going to be all about the Money. But first......raise your hand if you thought the first Quickfire was to scale, gut and fillet enough goldfish to make an amuse bouche in 30 minutes? I know I wasn't the only one.Why showgirls? Because nothing says Top Chef like beating you over the head with the obvious Las Vegas reference.
Speaking of motivation. There's been a change in the Quickfire. Money. Big money. $15,000. worth of money. Or enough to feed Padma for a month. That's good news. Apparently immunity just wasn't enough motivation for the chefs to do their best for the Quickfires. A big chunk of change should certainly get those creative juices flowing.Now for the bad news. They took one of my favorite parts of Top Chef and drained it of all it's excitement and drama.By having four teams competing at the same time without much at stake (they didn't explain the money prize until after the race) there was no excitement of rooting for your favorite or finding an unexpected champion rising to the challenge. It was all just a bunch of chefs nobody knows either doing well or not. Or injuring themselves.Top Chef Basics 101: Knives. They are sharp. Kinda like tattoo needles. When jabbed into flesh, the flesh will bleed. Thought that would have been obvious.Hey? When did she put that glove on? So at the end one team is left standing, and we're left trying to decide what's worse, bloody clams or no clams at all. It's going to be a very long season.


LaDivaCucina said...

La Diva is NOT a fan of Vegas. I don't care how much their CVB wants to promote it as a cool, sneaky destination, it's not cool. It's tacky. I don't gamble, I don't smoke and find Vegas to be oozing with not-so-quiet desperation (esp. these days) so to me, it's only fitting we have so many Ass-tats on the show. (Is there a chef Harold in the bunch? Or even a Stephen Asprinio? hmpf)

I did however, love the dancing girls small synchronized shaking of the hips as they stood there.

If anything, this season will give us bloggers a lot of fodder for snarky comments and posts!

Big Shamu said...

And who can't shuck a clam?

moi said...

La Diva: the only good thing about Vegas is the shopping. I can hop an hour-long, buck and change Southwest flight first thing in the morning, hit Dolce and Gabanna by ten, Marc Jacobs by one, and be outta there in time to hit my own bottle of booze by six. In my DREAMS, but, theoretically? It's as easy as that.

LaDivaCucina said...

Haha! Ok, I'll give it that Moi!