By Ben Miller
One thing that surprised me about this week’s episode of Top Chef was that the fourth judge ended up being Jerome Bocuse and not Thomas Keller who had made a special visit to the kitchen earlier in the show. Turns out, as Tom Colicchio notes on his Bravo blog, Keller’s basically too much of a nice guy to sink to the snarky lows (cough, Padma, cough) often seen at Judges’ Table:
One more note: You may have noticed that Thomas Keller was at the meal but did not participate at the Judges’ Table. We tried to convince him to be there, but he decided against it, citing that he didn’t want to have to be negative towards the contestants.
Also, did anyone else notice Tom guffawing at the very end of the episode after something I believe it was Kevin said? It’s hidden in the back right of the frame while he’s shaking hands with the judges.