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Top Chef Finale Guessing Game – With Bravo Prizes!

Posted by on December 8 2009 in Contests, TV

tc computer gameCan you believe Wednesday evening marks the conclusion of another Top Chef season already? It seems like only yesterday an inebriated gansie was watching the season four premiere and inventing Top Chef live blogging. We’ve since ceased our own live blog, now that everyone and their mother is doing it. But this year Bravo is seriously upping the live blog game with a Top Chef Virtual Viewing Party, complete with fan questions and live commentary from this season’s chef-testants thoruhgout the finale. Check out the facebook page to RSVP.

AND we’re happy to announce the return of the Bravo/Endless Simmer Top Chef Finale Guessing Game. This year’s rules:

– Guess five ingredients. You get one point for each ingredient that is used by any of the chefs in the final episode. Double uses count — if all three chefs use your ingredient, you get three points.

– You can’t guess basic things like butter, garlic, salt or olive oil. If you’re guessing a major meat group like beef, pork or chicken, you have to be more specific, i.e. “pork belly,” “Kobe beef,” or “cornish game hens.” Guessing more unusual proteins like duck or tuna is acceptable.

– You get three bonus points for correctly predicting which chef will be the champion.

So, for example, here are my guesses:

1. Lamb

2. Red wine

3. Pine Nuts

4. Phyllo Dough

5. Pancetta

Winner: Kevin

The guessing game champ wins a Bravo gift card and a copy of Top Chef: The Video Game. Guess away in the comments.

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  1. bobbyc permalink
    December 8, 2009

    1. diver scallops
    2. lamb
    3. foie gras
    4. carrots
    5. asparagus

    Winner: my bearded brother from the South – Kevin (the Voltaggio brothers will quiver in fear at The Return of Bacon Jam)

  2. Jiggle Billy permalink
    December 8, 2009

    1) Something cooked sous vide;
    2) Booze;
    3) Ginger;
    4) Miso;
    5) Green/organic/Low carbon footprint wine.

    Winner: I don’t even know who’s on this show anymore. I’m going to cast my vote to whichever contestant weighs the most.

  3. December 8, 2009


    1. Duck
    2. Bacon
    3. Beets
    4. Cheddar Cheese
    5. Leeks

    I love Kevin, but I think Bryan is gonna win.

  4. December 8, 2009

    coconut milk


  5. Moira permalink
    December 8, 2009

    1. Mushrooms (is that legal?)
    2. Fig
    3. GoatCheese
    4. ShortRibs
    5. Sparkling Wine

    as if it isn’t already rigged… we all know the corruption at ES is out of control.

  6. December 8, 2009

    mushrooms is cutting it close but I’ve talked to Padma and we’re gonna allow it.

  7. December 8, 2009

    1. Scallops

    2. Arugala

    3. Leeks

    4. Duck

    5. Turnips

    Definately Bryan.

  8. December 8, 2009

    Are you going to write down everyones points? I just want to beat macheesmo (always)

    1. brussel sprouts
    2. swiss chard
    3. pork belly
    4. sweet potato
    5. dried chiles

    kevin… Beards unite!

  9. Jess permalink
    December 8, 2009

    1. Scallops
    2. Pork Belly
    3. Salmon
    4. Red wine
    5. Arugala
    Winner: Kevin

  10. December 9, 2009

    1. Scallops
    2. Zucchini
    3. King Crab
    4. Red Snapper
    5. Broccoli Rabe

    Winner: Kevin

  11. December 9, 2009

    1. mirin
    2. oysters
    3. pork belly
    4. mint
    5. daikon

    (fun contest!)

  12. Maids permalink*
    December 9, 2009

    I really love Kevin and i hope that it’s him. I do not much care for the mean Voltaggio brother, and the nice one is just not quite as good as Kevin.

  13. Maids permalink*
    December 9, 2009

    Oh yeah, and:
    1) Asparagus
    2) Allspice
    3) Lamb
    4) lamb stock
    5) mushroom

  14. December 9, 2009

    I didn’t put the winner! KEVIN!

  15. katklaw777 permalink
    December 9, 2009

    1. spinach
    2. lobster
    3. pork tenderloin
    4. figs
    5. almonds

  16. katklaw777 permalink
    December 9, 2009

    ooooooooops, and I want the winner to be Kevin!

  17. December 9, 2009

    1. Crab
    2. Bacon
    3. Scallop
    4. Carrots
    5. Grapes

    Winner: Kevin

  18. December 9, 2009

    1. Bacon
    2. Scallions
    3. Truffles
    4. Clams
    5. Goat cheese

    Winner: Kevin (but I’m rooting for Bryan! And also dying of jealousy that my college roommate is going to his finale party at Volt tonight!)

  19. December 9, 2009

    1. Quail egg
    2. Foie gras
    3. Radish
    4. Mint
    5. Cocoa


  20. Alex permalink
    December 9, 2009

    truffles/oil (if gansie can fudge, so can I right?)
    red wine
    white wine


  21. Rebecca permalink
    December 9, 2009

    1. Scallops
    2. Duck (if need more specific, duck breast)
    3. Leeks
    4. Lamb
    5. Bacon

    Winner: This is the tough part. I am going with Brian.

  22. December 9, 2009

    1. Beef
    2. Strawberries
    3. Chocolate
    4. Sweet Corn
    5. Eggplant

    Winner: Kevin
    I lay out why here:

  23. Alison permalink
    December 9, 2009

    Here goes…

    1. Pork
    2. Fennel
    3. Wine
    4. Goat cheese
    5. Duck

    Winner is: Kevin! Simple, divine food ftw!

  24. December 10, 2009

    wow not one person guessed the winner right!

  25. Maids permalink*
    December 10, 2009

    damnit! I’d written down fennel and then I decided to go with asparagus instead.

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