The eleventh season of “Top Chef” is down to the final two chefs, Nina and Nick. Tonight one of them will be crowned champion. This season took place in and around New Orleans, but the two part finale took the chefs to Hawaii. Well that’s one way to go. Nina has been the frontrunner all season long, while Nick has been the chef who yells all season long. In a season of lackluster personalities these are two of the best. What sort of challenge is in store for them tonight? Let’s check in with Bravo for some background.
After a long journey competing in 30 challenges from New Orleans to Maui, the final two chefs must execute the best service of their lives while opening pop-up restaurants to win the title and the bragging rights to be “Top Chef.”
As we’ve seen from “Restaurant Wars” opening a restaurant from scratch is easier said than done. Nick and Nina will have to infuse the menu with their personalities, but they won’t be working alone. In classic “Top Chef” style the eliminated chefs return as sous chefs for the two finalists. If that doesn’t make you happy then how about Padma emerging from the ocean in her bikini?
While we don’t know much more about the individual performances tonight, we can count on one thing. Nick will come off as an angry brute. If there’s a reason to yell, he will find it. Nick’s finale explosion is loud enough to reach the judges in the dining room.
I’ve been picking Nina to win all season long, and the above video does little to change my mind. Look for her to win with her competent Italian style, and become the first woman of color to win the title of “Top Chef”.
Date: Wednesday, February 5th
Episode Title: “Finale”
Start Time: 10:00 pm ET
Online Stream: BravoTV.com