A Very Special Episode of Top Chef
The beef is up next and Ted's first question to Tiffani is, "Can I have the recipe?" "Yeah, I'll come to your house and make it," Tiffani offers. Ted loved the seasoning. Colicchio also thought it was great and is drooling over how good it is to see her food again. He wants her. Sam says he was trying to keep his dish rustic. Gail thought it was really interesting and adds, "Those flavors were so strong." There's no "but" there, so it's hard to tell if that's a positive or a negative. Sam and Tiffani admit to not paying attention to each other's dishes. Colicchio boggles at this. Stephen pipes up that he looked at all the dishes, as did Marcel. As to where the team captains thought they stood, Stephen says, "My analysis was, we were standing way beyond the other team at the end of the competition." Season Two snorts. "EVERY SINGLE COURSE?" Padma basically yells. Padma, this is Stephen, of course he thinks every single course was perfect. He was the team leader, there is no other way to look at it. Marcel says he's "going to have to go ahead and disagree." He thinks the Twosies were better. Ted thinks they should absolutely disagree.
Before she lets them go, Padma wants to know if they all learned something from their Top Chef experience. Marcel learned a whole lot. Colicchio asks if Marcel changed the way he now acts in the kitchen based on how he was perceived on the show. No. He's all Marcel, all the time. Tiffani feels that sentiment as well. She learned to loosen up. Okay, this is all touchy-feely and Mister Rogers-y and stuff, but can we move on? Padma finally excuses them. Colicchio expressively bites his flavah-savah as they leave. I really want to send him a razor.