Thursday, October 14, 2010
Top Chef Just Desserts, episode 5: It’s Morgan Wilson time
Dresses good enough to eat.
Episode 4 of Top Chef: Just Desserts saw Dallas' Morgan Wilson, pastry chef at the Ritz-Carlton, win
both the challenges -- again.
The Quick-Fire challenge was souffles. Most everyone made chocolate souffles, but the judges liked
Morgan's Yigit's best because it had good flavor.
The Elimination Challenge was fashion-oriented: The contestants were given fancy shoes and had to make an edible dress to match. Morgan made a polished "sequined" dress with sequins made from circular chocolate discs overlaid on top of each other. Winning the challenge also earned him $20,000. Heather C lost for making a dress from lettuce and other produce that didn't show any pastry technique.
PegNews staffers TG and Shannon vogue.
TG: Morgan again. Looks like we're in this until the end.
SS: I loved Zac's quote about "A straight man from Texas" won the fashion challenge. But omg I hate "Team Diva."
TG: "The straight man from Texas kicks my ass -- are you kidding me?" The shoe thing was a bit much. Zac saying how "we all have an obsession with Gail Simmons' shoes." Then they cut to Morgan and I think, OK, hetero guy, we'll get some balance. But noooo, he loves shoes too.
SS: Yea, but in a different way.
TG: Maybe being a pastry chef makes you an automatic shoe fetishist?
SS: I immediately spotted those shoes he picked. And I liked his dress and accessories. The black and red. LOVE.
TG: He sure did make the dress look easy. He made it look so easy I was sure he was going to lose. Because that's how Top Chef is.
SS: I adored that Zac made pasties as his accessory for his burlesque dress. And I loved how Johnny I got so flustered when he saw them. He could be Morgan's wingman. Or vice versa. I thought that Heather C's draping seemed more complicated, and they were complimentary, but her accessories weren't good.
TG: You mean Asian Heather.
SS: Yes, Asian Heather, Hateful Heather. Not Bangs Heather or Mopey Heather.
TG: The return of the bandaid! It's here, it's not, it's here, it's not.
SS: But it's gone...again. Unless someone else quits and they bring her back.
TG: It seemed like the other black-haired girl might lose. They were neck & neck. The judges kept saying Heather C took a RISK. The other girl didn't take a RISK.
SS: Shelly Duval competes another day.
TG: Overall, I thought, a boring show.
SS: I can't even remember what the quickfire was. Oh, souffles. Yawn. I think the lack of drama was the reason it was boring.
TG: It's enough to make you miss Seth.