[Sca-cooks] The infamous "Top Chef" episode
countgunthar at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 15 09:08:56 PST 2009
I finally got to sit down and watch the episode with Tom saying
the infamous phrase, "They needed tons of spices because the
food was rancid." Sigh...
Anyway, the challenge was for the contestants to go to various
casinos and do an appetizer for 150 based on the theme or design of them.
One contestant, Jennifer, got Excaliber. Her entry was a rather
uninspired "Sword in the Stone" with a plastic sword in a very
tough chunk of sirloin and topped with a red wine reduction.
My challenge is to see what you would have presented.
The winning dish was from New York, New York of a fancified
boneless Buffalo Chicken wing.
My idea for the Excaliber entry would be to do an Icelandic
Chicken with a boneless chicken thigh wrapped in pancetta
with sage and then wrapped in pastry then baked. Probably
served with a green sauce and the plastic sword inserted
in the top. Again using her "Sword in the Stone" theme but
with a period dish (modernized a bit) and adding the sword
to lend the rather cheesy element that is the casino.
What would you have made?
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