Top Chef Masters has returned.
With Curtis Stone returning as host and a couple of Top Chef veterans, viewers were treated to a few familiar faces on the Season 5 premiere.
So what was new? Gail Simmons as lead critic for starters. Oh, and this series turning into a daredevil competition thanks to a skydiving challenge!
After completing that scary mission, the contestants got down to business with only the ingredients selected by their sous chef.
Among the best dishes: a cold lamb and cauliflower salad; pork meatballs; and caramelized carrots. Among the best critiques? "You're strip are too shrimp," courtesy of James Oseland, and Simmons saying she likes a "meat dress."
No, Lady Gaga did not subsequently walk in.
But follow this link now to learn what did go down in a more detailed Top Chef Masters review.