Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Brandi Chastain CV: Won Olympic Gold, Won World Cup, Whacked by Christopher Moltisanti
Actually, the verb that will be added to her résumé is Chopped, because the USWNT legend made it all the way to the final round of the show's Tournament of Stars before losing to former Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli. Though she narrowly missed winning $50,000 for her charity, the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI), Brandi Chastain showed a lot of guile in that pressure-packed kitchen.
If you missed the show, those in the States can watch it here. Here is the full play-by-play, erm, menu card of her final showing....
Appetizer round basket ingredients: A 10-pack of drive-thru tacos, escarole, dragon fruit & vanilla ice cream
Dish a la Brandi: Deconstructed taco with escarole and dragon fruit crema
Dinner round: Peking duck, Brussel sprouts, cotton candy & veal demi-glaze
Dish a la Brandi: Fried duck and bacon wontons with sweet potato mash and a sprouts slaw
Dessert round: Blueberry goat cheese, pecans, churros & Champagne
Dish a la Brandi: Apple carrot cake with champagne vanilla bean ice cream and a blueberry goat cheese pecan sauce
- Greg Seltzer