Thursday, January 11, 2007
Although we love our paisana Elia Aboumrad, it is no secret that, from the very beginning, our wee, wizened bloggers’ hearts have belonged to one man, our Chulo Chef, Carlos Fernandez. Heck, from day one, Miss XaXa* proclaimed herself his BFF (Best Fruit Fly), and will tear the weave off anyone who tries to take her title away. And so it should come as no surprise that we are blatantly, shamelessly, giddily stumping for Carlos in the Fan Favorite contest.
The XaXa for Chulo PAC met this morning over a café cortado and pan dulce, and decided to jump into the fray. Maybe Don Carlos wasn’t fated to be the Top Chef, but he was a gentleman, a true caballero cubano, to the end. He demonstrated, along with our Elia Aboumrad and Michael “Beer Bong” Midgley, that it is possible to compete in the volatile and stressful atmosphere of the kitchen without turning into a rabid member of a baying pack of hounds. For that alone, he deserves the $10,000 prize. (And for reminding us, when we see this photograph, of what’s better than roses on your piano.)
So be sure to vote for our Chulo Chef, Carlos Fernandez, at http://bravotv.com as Fan Favorite.
* For those of you who have asked, it's pronounced "Cha-Cha," as in the immortal Eartha Kitt disco classic, "Cha-Cha Heels."