Can I just say how much I'm enjoying this season? And especially this week's episode, even though Dale had to go.
I don't think it was an unfair challenge to any of the chefs. If Fabio still only knows Italian cuisine, yet still wants to compete on Top Chef, it's his problem. They all drew knives to see where they would be cooking, so it was a random draw. And it was a treat to see all these master chefs in their own restaurants. I may live in NYC but I don't have the time or money to actually get on the waiting lists for these places.
I've been watching the episode, the Watch What Happens Live that came after (Tom and Amy Sedaris were a hoot), and the web extras several times. I'm glad this is going to be a nice long season.