Top Chef: Episode 12, Hawaii Part 1

Top Chef: Episode 12, Hawaii Part 1

Chris Phillips
Jan 25, 2007

Now there are two! Spoiler alert: Both the Crowd Favorite and the Room Service Cook Who Could are were knocked out last night. With Sam and Elia out of the way, the final episode will be a grudge match between Ilan and Marcel.

Who will you be rooting for in the finale?

I have to go with Ilan, a fellow New Yorker, who worked at Casa Mono, a tapas bar near Grammercy Park.

It was disappointing to see that Marcel spent the two month hiatus between episodes learning about gums and other chef-y tricks. Sam's more emotional, natural approach to cooking is far more appealing. That's probably why Sam took home the $10,000 fan fave prize.

Is anyone else sad to see Elia go? I had hopes that she just might be able to win this thing. I can't decide if her speech at the Judge's Table was just sour grapes or if she bravely took a stand against Marcel?

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