'Top Chef': Padma Lakshmi upset about missing oxtails and says banana pudding is sweet, fans want her to quit
Bravo's 'Top Chef' has returned with an exciting new episode and a busy kitchen in a continuation of the Restaurant Wars challenge. Previously, chefs were asked to create a mood board and a concept menu for their future restaurant.
Gregory Gourdet and Kevin Gillespie stood out with their ideas — Kann and The Country Captain, respectively. While Gregory's outlet would serve Haitian wood-fired cuisine, Kevin went for a family-style restaurant inspired by his grandmother and her recipes.
Each created dishes that went on to become a judges' favorite, especially the oxtail that was served by Gregory. He put together a braised oxtail, with sauteed plantains and caramel onions, and marinated red snapper with cilantro, lime, garlic, ginger, rice, and peas, which prompted judge-host Padma Lakshmi to praise his work.
"It would be exciting to have a Haitian restaurant elevating Haitian food so that a larger swath of population can try it," she commented.
In the May 7 episode, after Padma, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and guest judges arrived at Kann, they discussed the menu at first and Padma was surprised to see no oxtail on it.
She called Gregory to enquire why it was missing from his list, to which he said he wanted to experiment and give them something new to taste. She even raised questions about the banana pudding, which was too sweet for her.
Meanwhile, fans are slamming her on social media for making her preferences clear on the show.
"Padma too superior acting these last few seasons. Relax girl, u get some oxtails another night #TopChef," a fan commented, while another said she was sick: "Banana pudding EATS SWEET. So damn sick of this woman. #TopChef #TopChefAllStars #bravo #bravotv."
"Padma: the banana pudding ate really sweet. B***h! It's banana pudding! #TopChef," a viewer commented. "Padma he's on Top Chef ALL-STAR why would he serve the same dish? #TopChef," another wrote.
"Padma was crying for oxtail, and Gregory blew them out of the water. #TopChef," one user tweeted. "#TopChef you can get rid of Padma now," a viewer demanded.
Catch all the new episodes of 'Top Chef' on Bravo every Thursday.