Greetings, my sweet Gaasmi-ites! Yes, I just made up a word. Flip is letting me, CynTV, recap Life After Top Chef. It only took a small monetary payment, a pint of my blood and a gift card from PinkBerry! I am a tad intimidated, seeing as J-Mo did such an hilarious job writing Top Chef, but I’m gonna go for it. What is J-Mo doing, anyway?
Tyra’s got NOTHIN on you, J-Mo.
Can you guess what Life After Top Chef is about? Can you?? It’s about (follow me) the everyday life of Top Chef participants Richard & Spike from Season 4, Jen from Season 6, and Fabio from Season 10. Now, I was assigned this at Episode 3, so I will do a quickie on episodes 1 and 2. From my early expert analysis, it looks like one of the chefs has their shit together (Fabio), one doesn’t (Jen), one is being pulled in two directions and is close to screwing up both (Richard), and one should be happy his family does the heavy work while he goofs off (Spike).
Picture the Four Musketeers with spatulas.
Fabio won Season 10 fan favorite, and he is taking full advantage. In addition to his two successful restaurants, Fabio has endorsement deals, is writing a cookbook and developing a product line. He also holds weekly cooking classes with his business partner and childhood friend, Jacopo, where 30 or so swoony, giggly women fawn all over the two Italian heartthrobs. Jacopo is a “mixologist”. Fancy word for bartender. I love an upgraded reference. It’s like “townhome”. It’s a row house, people. And Fabs can work the crowd. He’s accepting presents, kissing and smooching women. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few phone numbers scribbled on the tablecloths. It’s that Libran charm, dammit.
Fabio’s filthy with it.
Two wild and crazy guys!!!
Spike was born into a family of restaurateurs and opened two eateries after Spike’s appearance on Top Chef. Their enterprises are very successful, but I can’t see how Spike had anything to do with it. The Mendelsohns have a very nice, neat office with 3 desks. The problem is, there are four people in the family. Spike sits in a chair and lamely participates in a meeting, and complains that no one listens to him. I wonder why?? He says he competed in Top Chef to become famous. I’m not saying he’s not talented but the boy’s more interested in having fun. His description of himself is pretty telling:
I’m my sister’s bitch.