Someone has a totally inappropriate and terribly misguided crush. Yeah, that's better. You see, Stefan has a huge crush on Jamie. He has even. Kristen Kish stole our hearts during her time on Top Chef: Seattle back in , she did have a serious flirt-off going with fellow contestant Stefan Richter. “ They kept their relationship under wraps at first,” reads the article. EW chatted with the eliminated chef about what really went down during the challenge, as well as his relationship with the much-missed Kristen.
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But, presumably, Sheldon wanted a certain vibe in his space, so shutting him down completely was a little harsh.
But, seems like Sheldon will lay his claim to Urbano where the food is concerned since neither Josh nor Stefan have cooked Filipino cuisine before. And the painful prep begins Kristen explains that she wants to touch every dish that goes out. Josie says she's off to go roast her bones for her bouillabaisse stock.
Sheldon actually goes off to roast his chicken wings for his dish. A bit later -- honestly not sure how much later -- Kristen asks Josie, "Have you started roasting? This is when I realized that Josie was kind of checked out.
There just seemed like there was a wall, that Josie lost interest, that she wasn't paying attention anymore.
What happened in the time between Josie leaving the main room to go roast the bones and Kristen having to ask her if she started doing it? As we watch the ladies prep, it comes to light that Josie still hasn't started her bones, and now there's no time.
She'll do it the next day and she's confident that she can get it done. Some people say if you believe something you can achieve it. I'm not sure sure Josie actually believes she can achieve it anymore.
Kristen, visibily red in the face, walks out of the kitchen. I would've screamed my head off, which isn't the correct response either, but neither is giving up. Back at the house, we see adorable artwork from Brooke's daughter, but we also see less-than-adorable complaining from Josie to her competitors! She explains to Josh and Stefan that she doesn't agree that all the dishes should be created a la minute, but she's a soldier.
She's just a soldier. Well, Josie, even if you don't help your chef by saying why cooking everything a la minute might be detrimental to the team, being a soldier is doing things when your chef wants them done. And you didn't do that. You can tell when I start addressings chefs directly that I'm annoyed.
Josh says, "If they cook the fish to order, they are gonna go down. The men's team is looking good -- like a group? The ladies' team not so much. The bouillabaisse stock still isn't done and won't be for quite some time. Time is running out on the stock and the gelatin hasn't been added yet, so Kristen makes a last-minute call to skip the gelatin and add cream and soy instead.
Kristen would prefer one of the dishwashers in place of Josie. To which the dishwashers yell back, "Hey! I'm pulling my weight! But it sure would've been funny. Stefan and Brooke prepare their front-of-house staffs, while Lizzie warns Kristen that she's going to get inundated with having to look at everything. The judges arrive at Atelier Kwan first.
Danny Meyer comments on the menu graphics. First up is Lizzie's charcuterie and the judges love it. Then they wait for their next dish. Out comes the bouillabaisse and they see something's wrong -- broth is missing. Well, that's because the foamer wasn't tested early enough and isn't working correctly. Josie's sensing "just a little bit of attitude" from Kristen.
Well, if she could see me she'd be sensing a lot. I'm boiling over at this point. Besides the sauce, the protein isn't cooked consistently. On to Kristen's Beef Bourguignon. Brooke's cheese course is OK, unoffensive Not to the entire Jewish people. Just to herself this week. The ladies are done The real action is coming at Judges' Table shortly.
I won't go through every course at Urbano, but will say that Sheldon led a team, and kept his cool while giving constructive criticism. His servers were fudging things up a bit, but he didn't yell. I wonder, though, what would have happened had Stefan had told him how annoyed the judges were with the hospitality bit. Have you noticed how Stefan always acts like he has the Executive Producers number on speed dial just in case? Really I want them to go sit in a city office for six hours waiting to talk to someone about a variance application, but that person has gone on lunch break to never return.
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This is a quandary. Micah is not here to give raw advice should the stoves never materialize. Stefan is riding a cart in the flower shop and brings up his theory that everyone I assume that means all of North America thinks all Europeans are gay.
I am sure this is a U. Census stat and not a crazy weird generalization. Stefan has found a giggle buddy in aisle 12 of the plant section. Sheldon is searching for dried mung beans at Uwajimaya.
He also kind of looks like Relic from The Beachcombers, which you will only know from watching CBC in Canada anytime from to That show seemed like it was always on. Josh is pretending to be a piece of white bread in an Asian superstore. He is not finding the tamarind in the haystack. Atelier Kong, or something like that. Atelier Crenn is an amazing SF restaurant that must have inspired this choice. I see shortribs and cheese, rabbits and a tired-looking Lizzie.
Lizzie reminds us that this is tricky and it is a competition. Josie thinks everything is Coolio and will now begin roasting things. Executive chefs need to provide direction and those directions need to be followed.
That old saying about too many cooks is oft used for a reason. Prep day is done and they go and drink wine and eat yogurt.
We learn that Brooke has not abandoned her four-year-old, but that it often feels that way. Her four-year-old has sent her detailed drawings of the Atelier concept with bullet point lists of how to execute this whole operation. Morphing the two thoughts together is going to be challenging. Josie decides that the best recourse is to tell the competing team all of the frustrations she is having.
Sheldon has renamed himself Captain Bonifacio and put on revolutionary war paint. This is a Menehune. It does look a lot like Sheldon. If you are just getting over flu-like symptoms you should not Google balut for images.
Sheldon is making Miki which is a yet-to-be-seen prawn dish. Google it up and the majority seem to say that there is some difference, but are vague on specifics. You will be lulled with terms like Dendrobranchiata and Pleocyemata… With Google I have found I can learn something completely unpronounceable everyday and then forget it by the next morning. The final temp will be Circulators are a mainstay in high-end kitchens, and they are like a very precise Jacuzzi that you immerse the food into, usually in a cryovac bag, but in this case just the whole eggs, shells intact.
If you want to learn cool cooking stuff like using circulators go here. There will be dessert. Josh is making ice. Brooke reminds us that she is more than just a great chef. Boil boil toil and trouble.
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Stefan is training people and setting up. Sheldon is delegating his work to a dishwasher. This happens in real restaurants too. Brooke and Stefan are trying their best to make people feel at home. The judges arrive to Atelier first. Lizzie is making 34 plates when Kristen only needs Come on now, people. You know that communication is key. The charcuterie plate is a soup? But everyone seems to adore it, so Lizzie is winning on that front. Sometimes complete reinterpretations of plates can be risky.
Mixed reviews on the bouillabaisse. Some displaced Liverpudlian says that the concept is great, but the execution is off.