It was very interesting because everyone had a different theme. Everybody used different ingredients and were all in different areas. This wasn't personal. "After the release of the interview and I read Tom's rebuttal, I went again and I grabbed a menu to see if maybe I was wrong, maybe if it was just for a season. Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Casting Top Chef-All Stars. Asked if she regrets her comments, Elia refused to recant. Padma offers a fun fact! "There were parts of Mike's meal that really moved me," she said. I actually drink Diet Coke and I actually sell it. The series is no longer leaving Netflix this month! "He's not all about supporting farmers markets. Also, two words: Pepperoni sauce. It was different for everyone, and it wasn't even. TVGuide.com:  What's next for you?Elia:  I'm in Los Angeles now and I'm opening my own restaurant with a colleague of mine. food is our common ground, TVGuide.com:  Anthony Bourdain made it clear he didn't like Fabio's dish. ", At the end of Wednesday's reunion special, host Andy Cohen asked her to explain her comments. I fought back for like 40 minutes. ", Angelo can't describe his fashion sense (notable for his avocado-in-your-pantswear). ", Mike will never cop to borrowing from Richard's notebook for Chicken Oystergate. Does Jamie regret leaving one of the challenges to get stitches? When Elia tried to suggest that he should only serve grass-fed beef, Tom shut. Plus: Did she think Fabio's dish was as bad as Anthony Bourdain made it out to be? "I have a very small thumb, I am a very small person." Jamie also hasn't watched any of the season. Looking for something to watch? "It came from going to have dinner at Craft in Las Vegas, and they told me that there was only had corn-fed beef," she said. It was perfectly seasoned. Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "Being the first person to go, obviously, it was difficult... [The decision] was unanimous. down. © 2020 TV GUIDE, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Elia Aboumrad: I didn't have a specific feeling. Elia Aboumrad Restaurants Opened:Gorge What's She Up to Now? "He has become someone who is not all about the food anymore," she told the Chicago Tribune in December. Not a chance. It blew me away. — Gail offered, "I've been saying it for years that I can't believe someone hasn't gotten that mad at us — not because of our decision, but because of the passion that they had." Elias signaturdrink 122,-Campari on ice 67,-Brut Nature Reserve (musserende vin) 103,-Aperol spritz 102,-Vodka Hylleblomst 112,-Multe Bellini 119,-Lunsj. Okay, then! Mike returned as a guest judge in Season 2's Restaurant Wars episode, and he was just as opinionated, ... For Tom, that distinction goes to another Season 2 cheftestant, Elia Aboumrad. I remember going back and forth with those rules to be clear, and it was kind of surprising when most of the people changed the technique and ... a lot of the main ingredients where not in the dishes. "I was extremely emotional and it got to me," she said. ", Gail needed the most convincing during the final judges table. No reason to draw the line there." It's going to be a French restaurant ... and it should be open by summer. ", Top Chef's Richard: I wanted to embody the spirit of the underdog, "My point is, you're wrong," he told Elia. Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android! Tom, of course, was quick to answer. I never imagined I was going to go home. For his part, Richard said he's over it — and he wouldn't have done the exact same dish Mike did. When Richard's not there, Fabio said there is a girlfriend in the picture. He's all about high-fructose corn syrup and there is only corn-fed beef on all of his menus now. No one will come.". This is something I've been doing for 25 years. "No, I stand by it," she said. You chose to make it personal...This is a good lesson for a young chef: Be careful what you say in the press." "Or I could motorboat Antonia." "I can't stop thinking about it! I definitely didn't agree with it, but I didn't know I was going to be in the bottom. It wasn't. ", When pressed further, Elia didn't back down. Including price, original shows and movies, and more, The Season 15 fan-favorite died after a battle with a rare cancer, The late chef's show won every category in which it was nominated. Dale L., however, attempted to throw Elia a life preserver, asking Tom, "When you get certain endorsements, where is the line where you sacrifice certain levels of integrity?" "Maybe that was a cop-out and maybe you guys wouldn't have done that," she said. In case you missed it, Elia is so not over having been eliminated first on Top Chef All-Stars. Photo Credits: Matthias Clamer/Bravo, Rene Cervantes/Bravo; Netflix; Pop TV; Robert Viglasky, Hartswood Films; Fred Hayes/Disney+, Fox, PopTV; Bettina Strauss/Netflix; Nicole Rivelli/Amazon, Netflix, Frank Masi/Apple, Disney, Jasper Savage/Hulu; Diyah Pera/CW; Theo Wargo/Getty Images for IFP; Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank, Chef, Restaurateur, Reality-show personality. Vi holder stengt for lunsj. TVGuide.com:  So do you think it was unfair the others weren't penalized for changing techniques? It was all so we'd get on the nerves of our colleagues.