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Top Chef Texas Recap: Time To Impress The Mentors

February 08, 2012 09:15 PM by Veronica Dudo

The competing chefs are all vying to be in the final four as this season of Top Chef: Texas is coming to a close. On tonight’s episode airing on Bravo the chef who won the ‘last chance’ kitchen challenge will return to compete. Later, the chefs must cook to impress their mentors. Keep reading to find out which chef returns to the competition and which chef ultimately is sent home!

The reality TV competition is down to four chefs fighting it out to become the new ‘Top Chef’ until the chef who gets a second chance is revealed. The remaining chefs include Sarah Grueneberg, Lindsay Autry, Paul Qui and Edward Lee. They’re all vying for a feature in Food & Wine magazine, a showcase at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic, $125,000 and the title of ‘Top Chef.’

Host Padma Lakshmi and head chef Tom Colicchio bring out the chef who gets a second chance: Beverly Kim! For the Quickfire Challenge the still standing chefs have to cook a meal but there’s a catch–the chefs have to wear blindfolds while picking their ingredients in the pantry. After tasting all of the different variations the chefs created, Sarah Grueneberg is selected as the winner and gets her choice of a new car or a guaranteed spot in the finale. She picks the guaranteed spot.

Next the chefs face an Elimination Challenge where their mentors pay each of them a visit. Beverly, Lindsay, Paul and Ed decide on their meals, shop for their ingredients and cook their dishes while Sarah gets to enjoy the night with her mentor since she has a guaranteed spot in the finale.

Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Hugh Acheson along with the mentors taste the dishes. Afterwards, the judges have to decide who will stay and who will go. During the judge’s panel, Paul Qui and Beverly Kim are selected as the two chefs who prepared the best dishes. The judges select Paul as the winner of the challenge and surprise him with a brand new car! Next, the judges choose to eliminate Edward Lee therefore Lindsay Autry joins Paul Qui, Beverly Kim and Sarah Grueneberg as the final four.

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