Sometimes when your browned butter cake is missing its mascarpone topping and judge Gail Simmons says it tastes “kind of like a greasy cookie,” it’s time to pack your knives. Sadly, the cake belonged to our own Sara Johannes, the executive chef at Shoyu at MSP Airport.
Last night on BRAVO’s Top Chef, the annual “Restaurant Wars” episode proved to be our hometown rep’s Achilles heel. When two teams were tasked with creating a restaurant in 24 hours, she didn’t do so hot in the service department—she forgot to explain the dishes to the judges and mixed up ticketing. That, along with her aforementioned cake, ultimately landed her at the bottom of the pack.