Top Chef: Get Your Phil
April 24, 2020 7:45 AM - Season 17, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Padma gets a real rise out of the chefs when she tasks them to make a Quickfire dish without any All-Purpose flour. Instead chefs must work with alternative flours from Blue Corn and Buckwheat to Coconut and Hazelnut. James Beard Award-Winning Chef Chris Bianco serves as the guest judge for the Quickfire Challenge. Then, the chefs are whisked off to the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall to meet legendary conductor Gustavo Dudamel who is about to celebrate the LA Philharmonic’s 100th anniversary. The Maestro inspires the chefs to treat their flavor profiles like musical instruments, each providing a counterbalance to the other. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs serve Dudamel and members of the LA Philharmonic at award-winning Otium restaurant along with Padma, Tom, Gail and Guest Judge, Bocuse d’Or finalist Timothy Hollingsworth.

...Do LA people really call the LA Philharmonic the Phil?
posted by praemunire (6 comments total)
Padma gets a real rise out of the chefs when she tasks them to make a Quickfire dish without any All-Purpose flour.

I thought this was supposed to be escapism.
posted by roger ackroyd at 10:12 AM on April 24, 2020 [2 favorites]

It's pretty escapist to see people shift so easily to making some pretty tasty-looking dishes without it!
posted by praemunire at 12:34 PM on April 24, 2020

Melissa is her name kanata, she's awesome.
posted by Carillon at 7:40 PM on April 24, 2020

I think I've picked Melissa as my preferred winner, although there are others I wouldn't mind.

And, yes, "they call me chef too" was excellent.
posted by praemunire at 8:01 PM on April 24, 2020 [2 favorites]

Mustache Joe: “I’m never going to make that mistake again.”

Mustache Joe ten minutes later: “LET’S GO LADIES!”

I love the look of the next challenge as a pre-RW. Makes so much sense to pitch concepts.
posted by supercres at 10:32 PM on April 24, 2020

And I'm glad that the drama between LeAnn and Malarkey was just standard work crap and not this whole thing that derailed her. Such a soft spot for her.

Yes! I was so worried about how they were going to lean on the conflict between those two to have a standard reality TV drama.

I love this challenge! A very cool idea. I thought Gregory would have nailed something like this. But, not at all surprised at the dish that won, or that Melissa was part of making it. I <3 Melissa.

I did not think Kevin would be keeping up with the more recent competitors but he is proving me wrong!
posted by Emmy Rae at 7:46 PM on April 25, 2020

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