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Top Chef Seattle Season 10

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Omar1223, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Omar1223

    Omar1223 Senior member

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    Anybody watch episode 1?

    I liked the change on the first episode. I am not going to say much so I don't reveal any spoilers.
     
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    erictheobscure Senior member

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    Hadn't even realized that the new season had started. It'll have to be great for the show to reclaim my interest after last season.

    Having watched half of the first episode on a choppy bootleg internet feed, I can say that a) I'll be rooting for Kristen and b) I hate novelty facial hair.

    Addendum: those omelettes looked terrible.
     
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  3. Omar1223

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    was kristin the ex-model? if so, hell yes im rooting for her too. im curious to see how john will do.

    i really liked the challenge the more and more i think about it especially the soup and omelette thing.
     
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    I dont care what they say, those two women are most definitely lesbians.
     
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    They definitely are.

    Regardless, Asian chick seems like she can make it far this season.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Brooke is a cutie.

    The Canlis restaurant was opened by my uncle and now owned by my cousins.
     
  7. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    ^ Whoa, that's pretty cool. Do you get to eat there often? Seems to have a pretty serious wine list.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sadly I have not been there in 20 years. There used to be four Canlis restaurants, Seattle plus Honolulu, SF (Fairmont Hotel), and Portland. I ate at the SF one all the time as a kid but when the Fairmont declined to renew its lease, Uncle Peter closed it and did not reopen it. The Honolulu restaurant lasted into the early 90s at least and I ate there about once a year in the '80s. I never ate at the Portland one.

    Seattle is now the only one left.
     
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    Are some of these people retreads from prior seasons? I think at least the bald guy and the really tall guy?
     
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    Three of them are, the tall one, the bald one, and one of the fat chicks.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I wonder why?
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    gotta have some new twist every season, I guess
     
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    Neat.


    Anyone have an opinion on the season-over-season trend in general talent level on top chef? Seems like over time it would get stronger, but there have been some sorta rookie looking mistakes this year.
     
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    Adds a nice narrative layer to the season (Will the veterans have an advantage? Or are they more likely to collapse under the pressure of being better than the others?). Stefan's return is especially good for the show since he's an entertainingly cocky bastard who lost to a much maligned dumbass at the end of his season.


    I've wondered about this. Seems reasonable that the talent pool would take occasional nosedives. The show is in its tenth season, and each season goes through twenty (?) or so contestants. Probably does get difficult at times to find enough chefs right in the sweet spot--talented enough to be genuinely good but undistinguished enough that they'd want to put themselves in this kind of journeyman role. I guess that John Tesar guy is probably an ideal contestant at this point in some ways: someone who should've been accomplished given his skills but fucked it up and is in need of redemption.
     
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    manton that is really cool.

    i didnt like carla but i thought she got screwed in the last episode. she didnt even cook her squab, the other 2 guys did.
     
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    I hang out a lot with a former Top Chef favorite who was asked to re-join this season. I kind of wish he did so I could see on TV how well he has matured as a chef.

    That said, Kuniko was my dark horse favorite, her technique looked to be the STRONGEST but her lack of adapting to the Top Chef "game" showed itself rather quickly. Hopefully she can make a good last chance kitchen run.

    Right now I'm my picks to win are CJ, Lizzie the South African, and Micah (despite him being sliiiightly douchey). I think I like Sheldon with his easy going nature. That John dude from Dallas is an epic asshat.
     
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    Stefan does not stand a chance, as if I remember right, Tom seems to have some personal animus against him and that's how that lame ass guy won in his season. I've only seen one ep this season, the one where they re-created the 1950s menu, and while the other judges all loved Stefan's liver Tom's comments seemed very grudging.
     
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    I'm impressed you know all their names already.
     
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    Aside from Brooke the cutie, I know no names.
     
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    Kuniko made me cringe with her predictable "I want to prove myself to my parents" narrative and her total willingness to help others, especially that John asshole, to her detriment. I was hoping she'd do well, too. I'm totally skeptical about CJ's chances of winning. He keeps talking about how much better he is, but it's not like the judges have loved his food.
     

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