“Top Chef” fans, you are in for a treat. Bravo was kind enough to sneak me an advance look at tonight’s Restaurant Wars episode, and you can expect shakeups galore. All of them for the better. Please note: What follows has minor spoilers. Proceed at your discretion.
Rick Moonen (you watched him implode and then make one of the greatest comebacks ever on “Top Chef Masters”) is in to guest judge the series’ first-ever tag-team cook-off. The remaining eight contestants will split into two teams, each which will be responsible for creating a single dish relay-race style — only without communication and with blindfolds.
Each chef will get 10-minute chunks of time to cook. While the first chef is cooking, the other three must wait blindfolded — the blindfold doesn’t come off until it is that person’s turn. No talking about the dish beforehand or otherwise.