By Doris Bravo
“Last night clocked in at nearly 120 minutes, way past my bedtime and entertainment threshold.” She may love some pop culture, but even our resident expert on the topic, Doris Bravo, has her limits. Last night’s episode was nearly two hours of very small dishes, focused almost entirely on the sea. Even if you didn’t catch it, get the gist, and the point, below.In order to discuss last night’s episode of Top Chef Chile it’s better to start at the end. Three contestants once again competed in the “última oportunidad” round: Carolina Erazo, Sergio Medel, and César Parada. For no apparent reason other than to give Judge Ciro Watanabe some camera time, the challenge was to prepare a Chilean-Japanese fusion dish in 40 minutes. After Judge Ciro’s demo, where he breezily prepared a Chilean Nikkei version of gyozas, the three contestants set off to prepare their dishes. There was much running around and trash talk (notably between Sergio and César) which the prudish Judge Carlo von Mühlenbrock didn’t appreciate. Clutch the pearls, the Top Chef Chile kitchen is not the nunnery where Judge Carlo apparently cooks.