Yesterday was big for Barbara Lynch. Not only did news drop that Menton was named a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux property, but she also appeared on the final episode of Top Chef, which seemed kinda random but exciting for everyone here in Boston nonetheless. But we gotta wonder: Didn’t she seem a little bit, well, scowly?
At the beginning of the episode, Lynch barely cracked a smile, looking like she’d rather be at the dentists’ office or something. While shopping for groceries with her teammates, she kept a safe distance from the other cast-members and, in a one-on-one interview during the grocery expedition, questioned Paul’s decision-making skills (“If you wanna win it, just don’t start making things up!”). She softened over the course of the episode, though, getting right to work and helping Paul with his coconut ice cream, puffed rice, mangosteen, kumquats, and spicy Thai foam.
Still, though, she seemed somewhat … sad. What’s up, Barbara Lynch? How do you think she came across in the episode? She definitely has plenty to smile about these days.
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