"You can call me honey," Padma Lakshmi coos at the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski, introducing him as a guest judge on tonight's episode of Top Chef Boston. What'll the chefs have to cook in a Quickfire Challenge?
"You know, I love my foods," says Gronkowski, "but I'm Polish, and I want a Polish sausage today. That's what I want."
"It's time to feed the big guy," says Lakshmi.
"I'd eat a big sausage," says Gronkowski.
"Me too," flirts Lakshmi.
Here's a preview of how it'll all awkwardly go down tonight:
The episode airs at 10 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, December 17, on Bravo. Tony Maws (Craigie on Main, The Kirkland Tap & Trotter) also makes an appearance, hopefully with fewer sausage jokes.