Scenes From A Top Chef Reunion
Bot reminds everyone that Ken was the first to be sent home, and we get a video reminder of his ridiculous behavior. In the studio, Ken has no regrets because he hasn't found that a man ain't just being macho. On the subject of fingering, Lisa thinks it should never be done in the kitchen. She aims to cook clean and act clean However, as a restaurant chef Harold thinks it was bullshit for Ken to be taken to task over it, and challenges the chefs in the room to admit that they've stuck and licked multiple times. Cynthia gives Harold a big kiss, bellowing, "Thank you!" There's a lot of unintelligible screaming until Colicchio makes the point that it was Hubert Keller's kitchen and Hubert Keller didn't want it, therefore no stickie in the saucie! Miguel adds, "You don't put your feet on someone's end table if you do it at home." Some of my friends do. Lee Anne adds that she thinks Ken was sent home that first episode for reasons other than the decision that his dish was the worst, and reminds of them of Andrea's sandy kale. Ken announces, "This has got to do with food and what's on the plate. You and you and you accept the plate with sand on it. FUCKING SAND!" Gail or the Bot tries to interrupt, and Ken screams, "DORK! MORK!" Okay, so Lee Anne? Those other reasons Ken was sent home? Maybe it's because he's crazier than Vincent Libretti's laundry? He goes on to call the judges a "sad lad." They never should have given him Champagne if he has this thing for rhyming. Colicchio gets mad and reminds us that Candice was also at the Judges' Table that night because her chicken was overcooked, Andrea was there because of the sand, and Ken's dish had overcooked mushy mushrooms, overcooked fish, and his fig gastrique "was a mess." Ken loudly challenges Colicchio to a hypothetical: if he had to send one dish out at Craft, would it be Andrea's sand or Ken's fish? Colicchio doesn't like hypotheticals but finally says, "Neither." This pleases Ken for some reason. Now Stephen needs to get into it. He stands up and yells, "What would you rather eat, sand or shit?" implying that Ken's fingering the food would have resulted in the latter. The cheftestants cheer. I've never seen a bunch of people so excited at the prospect of eating sand.