'Top Chef' Preview: It's Kevin Gillespie vs Gregory Gourdet for restaurant wars, fans say the wait is stressful
Bravo's 'Top Chef' is set to get intense. Next week, winners of the restaurant wars challenge, Kevin Gillespie and Gregory Gourdet, will be given teams who will work together for their concept restaurants -- The Country Captain and Kann, respectively.
The Country Captain is Kevin's Southern family-style restaurant and to give the judges, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons a glimpse into what the menu would look like, the chef created a 'Country Captain' braised and roasted curry chicken with bread and butter pickles and hot chow chow. The dish looked and tasted delicious - you could see the panel was digging it, literally and figuratively.
Gregory's Kann will serve Haitian wood-fired cuisine. And to give an idea of what the dishes would taste like, he made braised oxtail, with sauteed plantains and caramel onions, and marinated red snapper with cilantro, lime, garlic, ginger, rice, and peas. "It would be exciting to have a Haitian restaurant elevating Haitian food so that a larger swath of population can try it," Padma commented.
Both Kevin and Gregory were on-point with their pitch and food samples. But they have a lot on their plate in today's episode, in which the remaining contestants will be tasked to work for either of the chefs, thereby creating two teams who would be preparing an elaborate menu for them to serve the guests arriving at their concept restaurants. It's going to be stressful, to say the least.
Meanwhile, fans cannot wait. While some are anxious about Kevin and Gregory competing, others cannot wait to witness what the talented chefs have to offer.
"Everything @GG30000 makes looks soo good! ahh i cant wait to see his restaurant concept for restaurant wars!! congrats @GG30000 !! #topchef #topchefallstars," a fan praised Gregory, while another shared: "The previews for next week’s #TopChef are already stressing me out! Restaurant Wars next week."
"Restaurant Wars gives me anxiety. #TopChef #TopChef2020," a user shared, while another wrote: "The battle for restaurant wars!! #TopChef is getting wicked this season!! Bring it on!! @PadmaLakshmi @BravoTopChef."
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