Recap: 'Top Chef All-Stars' - 'Fit for a King'
It’s down to the final five, and the chefs are coming together in the Bahamas to duke it out, Caribbean style. Of course, it’s been a little while since the last challenge, as Richard has had time to slick down his hair and Mike appears to be shaped a little more like a Weeble.
Next up, it’s prep time. Tiffany thinks she’s cooking for Bohemian royalty, which sounds better to me. Mike does not want to serve bullbleep and he is sweating into his food. Between Antonia calling him out on flinging boogers and him leaving saline deposits in his cooking, Mike is generally grossing me out. Meanwhile, Carla is psyching herself out. She wants to win for the underestimated, because she’s been underestimated. And she’s getting weepy. Hold it together, Carla! Mike is mad at the girls because he thinks they’re playing it safe. He says it’s an honor for them to be in the finals, but he deserves it. I want to smack the sweat right off Mike’s face.
Richard decides to change his dish just because he thinks it will be fun. Carla, who notes that the flame-free kitchen is now stocked with electric fryers, decides to fry her chips and toss her pork into the fryer, too. She notes that frying the pork is something SHE WOULD NEVER NORMALLY DO, but she hopes she’ll get better results. Carla? Hello? Even she remembers that doing something SHE WOULD NEVER NORMALLY DO is what got her sent home the last time. I feel sick. Carla is really her own worst enemy.