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Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Top Chef DC

Your Season 7 Contestants:

http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/bios

Chef Eric Ripert is a new judge this season.

If you watch the show, obviously you know who he is, but here's his Bio:

http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/bio/eric-ripert

Promo:

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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

FYI, If you plan to DVR it as most here do, it's back to just being called "Top Chef" Make sure you cancel your old Top Chef Las Vegas season pass.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Synopsis for episode 1

"House of Chef-presentatives"


The premiere of Season 7 is served up, with 17 new culinary artisans infiltrating the nation's capital. In their first elimination challenge, they must prepare food fare that best represents themselves and their home region. Chef Eric Ripert is a new series judge.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

I'll be rooting for Nashville's Arnold Myint. I love his restaurant Suzy Wong's House of Yum.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Oh, how I've missed you and your delicious juggs, Gail.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

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Oh, how I've missed you and your delicious juggs, Gail.
Perhaps she will display them on a bed of lettuce.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

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Perhaps she will display them on a bed of lettuce.
"Definitely symmetrical and a large portion....I found them to be a bit underseasoned, though."
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Looking forward to this!
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Kevin was a Samurai with that knife at the quick fire. I thought the girl who made the chicken slop was toast for sure.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Originally Posted by SexualPudding View Post
Oh, how I've missed you and your delicious juggs, Gail.
Oh, yes! And Padma's juggs are looking bigger since she's become a MILF.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Great First ep.

the Mise en Place was awesome quickfire, and Kenny Killed it, killed it.

I think Kenny and Angelo are already setup as the new Fabio and Stefan. Great Rivalry out the gate!
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Padma looked amazing.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
Padma looked amazing.
Meh... she's really not all that, and a total [email protected] in person.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Not good when you make a dish where the judges can't taste the ingredient it's supposed to be based on and 1/3 of the dish was store bought - it was fairly obvious who was going home.

I just hope that the politics tie in as small as possible this season.

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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

That was a great 1st episode.

Kenny was a fricking animal at the Quickfire Challenge. I was really impressed with his skills. But, congrats to Angelo for winning 2 challenges in a row. It's really early, but Kenny and Angelo look to me like the front runners.

Not surprised about John. I agree with Tom's assessment, his dessert looked amateurish.

I had to laugh at Padma's introduction of Gail:

"The Luscious Gail Simmons"

IMO, Padma looked great even though she needs to work off some of the extra baby weight.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

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Meh... she's really not all that, and a total [email protected] in person.
So, you've met Padma before? I've followed her since she was a host on Planet Food and I don't recall reading any negative press about her other than her sometimes "Robotic" personality.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Does anyone think that Chef Eric Ripert is really strange looking? IMO, he almost looks like a mannequin. Maybe it's because of his really heavy French accent, but I don't think he's very articulate when giving criticisms unlike Gail, who I absolutely love as a judge. I would have much rather seen someone like Anthony Bourdain be the recurring judge (I know he guest judges once in a while), but that would probably be a conflict of interest with his show on The Travel Channel.

At least they didn't bring back Toby.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

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Not good when you make a dish where the judges can't taste the ingredient it's supposed to be based on and 1/3 of the dish was store bought - it was fairly obvious who was going home.
Agreed. I knew he would get the boot.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

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IMO, Padma looked great even though she needs to work off some of the extra baby weight.
Uh, no. NO.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

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Does anyone think that Chef Eric Ripert is really strange looking? IMO, he almost looks like a mannequin.
I wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

I didn't think Gails boobs could be outdone, but Padma did it!
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

Extended Judges table Video

You can see Padma setting her boobs

http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/vide...os-first-to-go
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

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You can see Padma setting her boobs
Gail and Padma's boobs are going to be hosting next week's show.
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Re: Top Chef: D.C. -- Season 7 Thread -- Premieres 06/16/10

So, to summarize...Padma's boobs: 1, All the contestants and the food they cooked: 0.

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I wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers.
Even if he was eating them with "low fat" pate?


Angelo seems to be this season's Michael Voltaggio. We'll have to wait for the low-hanging fruit to be dismissed, and then see how the rest hold up.
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