Richard Blais against Mike Isabella for the winner of Top Chef All Stars.
The entire cast of Top Chef All Stars was brought back to compete as sous chefs for the final challenge. Each had to create an amuse-bouche and Richard and Mike had to pick based on those bites, NOT the chef who made them.
Richard picked Spike, Angelo, and Antonia’s dishes. Mike picked Tiffani F., Jayme, and Carla’s dishes. No Fabio. *SIGH*
Mike’s restaurant was Iz, while Richard’s was Tongue in Cheek.
One of the judges was my favorite, Hubert Keller. Curtis Stone was another, who will be the head judge of Top Chef Masters.
Both Mike and Richard seemed to please the judges. Chef Tom said that it was the best food they had had in any finale. So, who would win?
Though it seemed to be close at Judges’ Table, once the judges started talking without Richard and Mike right there it seemed obvious that the chef who won Top Chef All Stars would be Richard.
And it was! Congrats, Richard!