Recap: 'Top Chef All-Stars' - 'Dim Sum Lose Sum'
Before we begin, if any of you are wondering why your DVR suddenly stopped recording “Top Chef,” it’s because the title of the show was suddenly changed from “Top Chef: All Stars” to plain, old “Top Chef.” But hey, this show is in constant reruns, so you’ll probably catch it in real time anyway. In other “Top Chef” news, if you live in Southern California and are a Fabio fan, you can watch the show on Wednesday nights at his Toluca Lake restaurant, Firenze Osteria. He’ll even be there, I’m told. And if you’re not a Fabio fan, hey, free hors d’oeuvres. I can’t attest to it being a big hootenanny, as I’m busy blogging for you guys, but if you’ve gone, do tell. If you know of the other chefs on the show doing anything similar, by the way, please post about it. And by all means, tell us about the food!
But none of that matters. No one other than the judges is eating any of these dishes because nothing is coming out of the kitchen. Tiffany D. is pissed, because she’s trying to get food out to the diners, which is nice of her but hey, you can’t serve what doesn’t exist. Of course, I’m guessing no one in the dining room is paying for their meal, so maybe they shouldn’t be so impatient.
Mike’s pork and prawn dumpling is declared too salty, Jamie’s scallop dumpling is too scallop-y (Jamie, step away from the scallops!) and Casey’s chicken feet, as expected, bomb. Jamie stands out, though, for delivering not one, but two crappy dishes. I think she needs to pack her knives and go, honestly. She’s been serving up stinkers for a few weeks now. But this week, it’s really a race to the bottom for everyone. As Mike puts it, everyone sucked and everything sucked.