Top Chef Canada Season 2: Episode 8 Recap

by byn on May 1, 2012

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I’m recapping this one from memory you guys, because my interest in this show has dropped to an all-time low, and I didn’t even take notes while watching. After last week’s trailBLAISing episode, this week was pretty boring. Plus, they already had a challenge to cook lunch for a construction crew…so this was pretty much the same.

The episode starts off with the Quickfire, which is a skills challenge. I missed the first part, but tuned in to see David, Carl, Jonathan and Xavier peeling grapes. Carl and Xavier moved on, and then had to cook a dish with the ingredients from the Quickfire. Carl was the winner!

Mark and Lisa announce the Elimination Challenge which was to cook a buffet style lunch for the cast and crew of Lost Girl. I know nothing about this show, except that the main actress played Cassidy on Being Erica, which is absolutely amazing, and I need to rewatch the whole thing.

So…ummm…I may have been asleep at this point, but I woke up to the cheftestants getting their buffet set up. This is what I remember:

Jimmy – some kind of vegan soup and a salad. The judges hated it, there was too much truffle oil in the soup, and the salad wasn’t up to Top Chef standards.

Trista – underseasoned seafood salad, and a panna cotta made with yogurt. The judges thought it was okay.

Xavier – flavourless chocolate mousse…how is that even possible.

David – grilled polenta…



I got nothing.

I’ll rewatch this on the weekend and fill in the blanks! For now…

The winner: Johnathan!

Going home: Jimmy

Next week: Camping (boo!) & Roger Mooking (hiss!)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer W May 4, 2012 at 7:04 pm

what a terrible excuse for a recap! lol.
i can’t believe jimmy made a fucking green salad. what the hell. this would never happen on top chef usa.


Danielle May 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Shareen offered up some great additions on this episode: ‘It kind of just mleh together’ and ‘The green goddess sauce was lacking some godessness’


Kristine May 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

this is not top chef catering! why don’t they have better challenges?


Joel May 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm

The whole challenge was a commercial for Lost Girl (Lost Girl airs on Showcase which is owned by Shaw Media. Shaw Media also owns Food Network)

I comment more on the Top Chef posts, but I was really much more impressed with the Dump Truck birthday cake!

But unlike Planetbyn here, I am excited for the camping show!


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