Not sure how many of you are following my favorite television but there was a sweet victory last night on Top Chef 5: New York. Washington DC caterer Carla Hall (finally) won an individual elimination challenge. Oh and an all-expense paid trip for two to Super Bowl this weekend. Touchdown!
Carla—whose random personality and hilarious persona almost makes the show but her performance has been uneven—won in last night's Super Bowl-themed cook-off against seven all-stars from previous season. Carla was representing the New Orleans Saints and won for her delicious crayfish and andouille gumbo over stone ground grits. Very impressive she made this in 20 minutes. The recipe is here.
Last night's episode was one of the best in the season so far. The way it was set-up you almost knew Carla was going to win. And there was no question Jeff would go home for his bland ceviche once he, Stefan (surprisingly) and Fabio were on the chopping block.
This is Carla Hall's first individual win. She has a group win for the challenge two weeks ago at the farm and probably should have won for the second challenge at head judge Tom Colicchio's restaurant Craft. But last night was a sweet comeback from last week's "Restaurant Wars" when Carla was on the chopping block for her surprisingly lackluster deserts.
IMHO The final three will be Stefan, Hosea and Jamie.