Thursday, November 27, 2008
Richard Sweeney Eliminated from "Top Chef"
On yesterday's Thanksgiving themed episode of "Top Chef: New York" 27-year old Richard Sweeney was eliminated from the competition. The episode began with the fourteen chefs preparing a recipe from the "Top Chef Cookbook". Ten minutes into the challenge, however a twist was added and the contestants were told to turn their ingredients into soup. Leah won the challenge with her white asparagus soup and was awarded immunity. She also was able to pick six people to be on her team for the elimination challenge. Those two teams were then told their challenge was to cook Thanksgiving dinner for the band The Foo Fighters. The teams traveled to the arena were the Foo Fighters were playing and saw there were no freezers, fridges or stoves. They had to prepare the whole meal in three hours using only microwaves and toaster ovens. When they were done the judges and the Foo Fighters tasted all the food and decided Leah's team was the best. The bottom three on the losing team ended up being Danny, Richard and Jeff. The judges didn't like Richard's banana s'mores and he was eliminated. Who will be eliminated next week?