Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bacon Ice Cream Was His Waterloo

I watched the last "Top Chef" episode on Bravo last night, and one of the finalists, Richard Blais, prepared a dessert that featured "bacon ice cream."

At first, I thought I had misheard what he said. Good God, I thought, that sounds so awful. (What's next? Mayonnaise sorbet?)

Experimenting for the hell of it leads to crazy concoctions like that. No wonder Richard lost to Stephanie Izard (right) in the last round of the competition.

2 comments:

Grumpy Misanthrope said...

Bacon ice cream (and mayonnaisse sorbet) has been around for a while. The first time it hit the national spotlight was on Iron Chef American in its first year, but the chef that made it has been preparing bacon ice cream for years. In fact, there is a growing trend of savory ice creams for more adventurous eaters...

While I probably won't be eating them any time soon (I like my ice creams sweet, thank you very much), it's not likely that the bacon ice cream was actually the cause of Richard's demise...It was his frenetic disorganization and soso fish dish that sunk him.

Food Dude said...

You're probably right about that. I guess it was just my gut reaction to "bacon ice cream" that had me thinking that Richard didn't do himself any favors when he chose that dessert.