Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Happy Leap Day & Don't forget to watch Top Chef
After a grueling challenge in which cheftestants had to endure extreme temperatures, ranging from the searing Texas heat to the freezing cold in Canada, local Texas chef Paul Qui of Uchiko, has cooked his way into the finale. Tonight he will compete against chef Sarah Gruenegerg of Chicago, which will be no easy task. Have you seen the pasta she makes? Unbelievable! As much as I want Paul to win, I realize that if he does, I might not be able to just walk into Uchi or Uchiko in Austin and just get a table anymore. Don't get me wrong, the recognition will be fabulous for him, after all he was just named a semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest by the James Beard Foundation. The publicity would be fantastic for Austin, TX, by putting it on the foodie map, not that people from Texas didn't already know that. With that being said, Paul has cooked some amazing food during the competition and shown grace under fire. You go Paul! We are rooting for you. Now go kick some foodie butt!