With Halloween tomorrow night, we get an early celebration tonight on Top Chef 2013 Season 11, as the cheftestants are put to the task of catering a Halloween party for actress/singer Lea Michele. Not only will they be catering the scary party, but the menu will be scary for the chefs as well! They have to create a vegetarian menu for all the guests on Top Chef New Orleans 2013! How hard would that be? I know we have a lot of vegetarians and vegans out there, but I would have no clue what to do! That is why I am not a contestant on Top Chef Season 11! See what these chefs come up with during our Top Chef 2013 Season 11 Live Recap and see who was eliminated on Top Chef 2013 tonight with us!

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Last week on Top Chef 2013 New Orleansthe chefs were put in three separate teams and put to the task of creating Vietnamese menus for a special gathering. Travis was very confident with this challenge and felt it was right up his alley, since he has lived in Vietnam and dated a guy who was. Well, his confidence did not turn into a successful menu and his team lost, however Janine screwed up the shrimp dish big time and the judges eliminated her!

Besides the party tonight, we also get to see the return of Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen, where all the eliminated chefs go to compete for a spot back in the finale for Top Chef Season 11! Find out the winner of that and get ready to get spooked during tonight’s episode!


Don’t want to know what happened tonight on our Top Chef 2013 Season 11 Live Recap or find out who got eliminated on Top Chef Season 11 tonight? Then don’t read ahead!


Here we go…the next day arrives and Travis is feeling sad after almost being eliminated on a Vietnamese food challenge. He calls his Mom and is close to her, but his Dad and him don’t talk much and he doesn’t know he is gay. I guess when he watches this season he will, huh?

The chefs head to the kitchen and Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons are there and everything in the kitchen is wrapped in aluminum foil! It is the Quickfire Challenge and they will be split into two teams. Each team will create three dishes in 30 minutes. Padma and Gail’s moms join them and they will do the shopping for the teams in the pantry! They have five minutes to grab their ingredients and utensils! The teams must use everything that the moms grab and the winning team gets $10,000. This was fun to watch the moms shopping and cute!

The clock starts and the teams start unwrapping all the stuff the moms shopped for them. They separate everything and get started with their three dishes on Top Chef 2013. Carrie is making a dish and needs a whisk to make it fluffy, but their mom did not grab a whisk, so now she thinks she is going to embarrass herself. The chefs are struggling with using all the ingredients that were grabbed and using them together and make it work. Sara is making sure that the lamb is done properly since the last challenge did not go well for her. The time runs out and here come the judges!

The judges taste all the dishes and they seemed to enjoy all the dishes on Top Chef Season 11. The winning team is Team Lakshmi and they all win $10,000 to share.

Elimination Challenge: in walks Lea Michele and she is hosting a costume party the next night and they will be catering the event. They will be working in teams of two and will each create two dishes. They meet with Lea for five minutes to discuss what she likes and what she wants. She said 1,000 times she likes cheese, so they better have that. She lives a vegan life, but then adds in vegetarian when she is bad and eats cheese. She likes lots of spice, but not sweets. She wants it to be spooky, creepy and cheesy! She likes pasta and Mexican food

The chefs go shopping and Nina and Michael are together and she feels he is making a dish a child could make and is not happy with him as a partner. Travis and Carlos are partners and feeling good with their dishes and Carlos is in love with Lea. Patty and Nick are struggling with the spooky aspect of their dishes, but will be using lots and lots of cheese.

Tom Colicchio comes in to see how the chefs are prepping and sees three of the same dishes. Justin is making pasta using beets to give it the color of blood, but Lea said she does not like beets! He thinks he will convince her to like them, but will that come true?

Since Nick is doing the same dish as Nina, he doesn’t want to go up against her and decides to make a new dish! Bene is a catering chef, so he does this every day and feels confident with this challenge. He is partnered with Brian and they have come up with a spa menu and the chefs are worried about that, but they think it is a party in their mouth. Nina is concerned with Michael and what he is doing, but the time runs out for the night and they head home.

There is a nursing home behind their house which is supposedly haunted, so some of the chefs head there to check it out. It’s nice to see them out of the kitchen environment at times!

The next day arrives and the chefs start getting their dishes all together for the party. The time runs out and the guests and judges are arriving in their costumes.

The judges go around and taste all the dishes. Patty does not have a spooky dish. Carrie and Stephanie have very strong dishes. No spook from Brian and Bene either. Nina’s dish is perfect. Michael’s dish is very sweet, which Lea does not like. Travis and Carlos both have spicy dishes and they liked it. Louis made a “severed thumb” and it is a hit for the party. Shirley made a good salad. Lea ate the beets from Justin with no complaints. The judges have tasted all the dishes and no real clue on who had best. What do you think?

The judges discuss the dishes while the chefs look in. They seemed to love the dishes from Nick and Patty. Justin did well and they loved the spice from Carlos and Travis did well. Nina did well, but Michael did not have a good dish. Brian had heavy sauce and Bene’s dish was a cop out. Padma comes in and the judges want to see Nick and Patty and Carlos and Travis.

Judges’ Table: these are the top two teams tonight on Top Chef 2013 Season 11. They both get very good critiques and comments from the judges, but the winning team tonight is Carlos and Travis. Do you agree?

They come back and the judges want to see Michael and Nina and Brian and Bene. Since there were two winners, the chefs think there will be teo chefs going home tonight! These are the bottom dishes for the night. Brian said they felt good about their spa cuisine, but Lea said that is exactly what she did not want. Brian and Bene seem to be the losing team, but Nina gets scolded for not tasting Michael’s dish and his dish was as important as her own.

The judges discuss the dishes one more time. The chefs come back out and the losing chef tonight is Michael and he has been eliminated on Top Chef Season 11 tonight!

What do you think of the judges’ decision tonight on Top Chef 2013?

Over in Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen, we see that Janine Booth took down all the guys in the first challenge and now will take on Michael! Good for you Janine!

Join us tonight on Reality Rewind for our Top Chef 2013 Season 11 Live Recap. Let’s watch together and see who was eliminated on Top Chef Season 11 tonight! Subscribe to our Email and RSS or like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all our latest updates.

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