Episode 2: The Toughest Audience
After tackling a staple "New York" dish in the quickfire challenge: the hot dog, the chef'testants find themselves working at another "New York" staple: Tom Colicchio's Craft Restaurant.
(Air date: November 19, 2008) After tackling a staple "New York" dish in the quickfire challenge: the hot dog, the chef'testants find themselves working at another "New York" staple: Tom Colicchio's Craft Restaurant. Will the chefs be able to please their biggest critics yet—local NYC customers? Successful New York restaurateur Donatella Arpaia serves as guest judge.
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Previously on Top Chefs. Welcome to New York. We're gonna
cut right to the chase. With your first [UNKNOWN] challenge.
[UNKNOWN] You finished first. Congratulations. [CROSSTALK] We are the lesbians
of the chefs. This [UNKNOWN] okay. It's okay Corner corner
corner. I already get the center control chaos. What was
I thinking. I prepared today a yoghurt crusted rack of
lamb and a whole wheat risotto. Sarah's Risotto really undercooked.
I did a tree of smoked fish. I think you
did a great job with it. Chef. Thank you. If
this is the kind of food that we're gonna get
all season long, we're in for a nice ride. The
winner is Stefan. Thank you. I want to be the
first European Top Chef. Ariane, is a question of basic
cooking skills. Patrick, the inspiration wasn't there. Patrick, please pack
your knives and go. That [INAUDIBLE] winner a teacher in
Food and Wine magazine. A show case of the annual
Food and Wine classic in Aspen. $100,000 to help turn
their culinary dreams in to reality. Furnished by the makers
of Glad family products. And the title of top chef.
[MUSIC] Was it storming earlier? [UNKNOWN] Like hell it did.
[MUSIC] [SOUND] So far two chefs have been eliminated. We
started out with 17, we're down to 15 and it's
only the second elimination challenge. As a fellow member of
team rainbow, I was hoping that Pat was gonna come
through. From talking to Arianne, who was on the chopping
block already it's nerve wracking. [INAUDIBLE] I don't know if
my nerves are getting the best of me or what.
But, Im one of the oldest people here and these
people that I'm competing against are very knowledgable. But I
feel like I deserve to stay. [CROSSTALK] First. The first
two challenges, I had both bring them home, and that
feels good. I like the competition, though, especially Fabio. He
is my biggest competition. I'm fine with Stefan being picked
the winner. He made a good dish. In Italian they
say, it doesn't matter how many dragon you kil. It's
Is who take home the princess? So, I'll go for
the princess. You guys ready? To go? Okay, we got
to go. [CROSSTALK]