Jillian: Hey Sara! Week 5 of Top Chef, Just Desserts and this weeks challenges include a quick fire to make a unique candy bar and an elimination challenge of frozen treats to be served at a hot water park. I really thought that both of these challenges were difficult, as soon as I heard candy bar I immediately thought “Chocolate, Caramel, Nougat” and I was impressed by the different options that everyone brought to the table.
Sara: I was too! And I was pleasantly surprised by the humanity Orlando showed in helping Rebecca. I was disappointed in the Orange team, composed of Chris, Olrando and Matt. When I saw them come together I thought their dishes would blow me away! Instead I was annoyed Matt served a hot dish in a Cali waterpark!! Who does that?!?
Jillian: I’m so glad you brought that up. I was thinking “Oh Orlando and Chris…the two who had history before this show brought them together, this is going to be good!” and while I’m sure their desserts could of been great in a controlled environment they missed the fact that the challenge was to function out of a water park cart in a non-climate controlled place. I do think that Orlando is becoming just mediocre, while he isn’t normally in the bottom three he isn’t in the top either and I think he is realizing that too. Which dessert would you have ordered?
Sara: I would have ordered the dessert Katzie made, a Baked Alaska with a Spumoni twist! It looked yummy, water park appropriate, and was a judges fave. I figured it would be a safe bet. What about you?
Jillian: I really wanted to try Rebecca’s Lemon Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwich. I really have a thing for lemon desserts and a frozen lemon dessert? Heaven. I really think those two really embraced the challenge not only making a delicious dessert but one that was appropriate for their environment and clientele.
Sara: Yes, and I was sad to see Amanda go but I think she will do well outside the show. I can’t wait to see how the Beastie Boy challenge next week plays out!!
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