Thursday, December 4, 2008
Alex Eusebio Eliminated from "Top Chef 5"
Tonight on "Top Chef: New York" 33-year old Alex Eusebio was the fifth chef eliminated. The show started with the chefs given thirty minutes to create a breakfast amuse-bouche, which is a bite sized hors d'oeuvre. Padma and guest judge Rocco DiSpirito evaluated all the dishes and awarded Leah the win and immunity. Next was the elimination challenge, which was preparing a dish that could be showcased in a live 2 and a half minute TV segment. The top three were Ariane, Fabio and Jeff. Those three were awoken the next day at 2am and taken to The Today Show where the hosts tasted all three dishes live and deemed Ariane the winner. Alex, Jamie and Melissa were not so lucky because they were the bottom three. The judge's didn't like that Alex chose creme brulee because it was impossible to make so quickly and he was eliminated. Twelve chefs remain, who will go home next?