'Top Chef': Culinary legend Jonathan Gold honored as cheftestants tour LA food scene to look for inspiration
Jonathan Gold left a mark on LA with his knowledge about food and every restaurant is deeply impacted by him. In the latest episode of 'Top Chef', the chefs and viewers became emotional when they found out that the episode would be a tribute to Gold.
The chefs were given Gold's last guide list using which they had to travel across the length and breadth of Los Angeles to taste some of the most mouth-watering food that Gold himself was a big fan of. These included small cafes, food trucks, big restaurants and many more. The chefs were then advised to draw inspiration from the food they taste and later, serve this to 200 people at the iconic Union Station.
This included his friends, family, and restaurateurs that he loved. Before the chefs left to see some of these places, the judges informed them how they did not want them to replicate the dishes, but merely take inspiration and show what they have to offer.
The chefs agreed and were quick to reach the spots to taste some of the most delicious foods. They were surprised to hear stories about how Gold had impacted the restaurants. Be it big or small, every restaurant in LA had been influenced by him. In fact, seeing these restaurants and listening to the impact he had on them, many viewers were quick to add that they would love to visit these restaurants one day.
Many also felt emotional and applauded the show for creating an episode dedicated to Gold. "Ok, officially a basket case: watching how all these all these diverse restauranteurs were touched by Jonathan Gold in L.A. Hearing that one Indian woman discuss his legacy, and then the Ethiopian, it is clear how much he helped them be SEEN," one wrote pointing out how Gold had inspired everyone regardless of their cultural background.
Another added, "Thank you, @BravoTV. Really loving this @BravoTopChef episode paying tribute to Jonathan Gold & the Los Angeles restaurants that made his favorites list. Proves that LA is rich in culinary goodness. It also shows just how beloved Jonathan Gold was."
Another echoed similar thoughts and wrote, "Truly heartfelt love and appreciation for Jonathan Gold all over the LA food scene in this episode. Spread love and encouragement people, it makes a difference." The show ended with all the guests being pleased with what they were served.
However, there was one thing remaining and that was the elimination. After having a good service there had to be the tough call of someone getting eliminated in the show. Unfortunately, Angelo Sosa failed to impress the judges and was the second one to be eliminated from the show.
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