Two chef candidates square off for one job opening at a notable restaurant (the first one I saw was the downtown Les Halles location) by developing some specials and running the kitchen for a night.
It's wonderfully devoid of artificial drama, suspense, voiceovers, gimmicks, or celebrity chef interlopers. It does sound like they got the announcer from Gordon Ramsay's Fox shows, but his contributions are mercifully brief. Yes, there is the last minute choosing of the hired chef, but beyond that, they simply film each night and present them in a well edited format.
If there's a fatal flaw, it may be that there's too little suspense. But I found it refreshing to see an honest contest play out without much artificiality.
Edited by IndyRob, 23 December 2011 - 05:39 PM.