Pack your knives and go

 

The mother of three -- who runs Talula and The Water Club -- was told to pack her knives and go.

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Andrea Curto-Randazzo and family
 

By Madeleine Marr

The Top Chef judges won't have Andrea Curto-Randazzo to kick around anymore. The mother of three -- who runs Talula and The Water Club -- was told to pack her knives and go from the Bravo show Thursday night.

The elimination challenge was to create a power lunch for D.C.'s biggest players and Andrea's dish -- pan-seared swordfish with couscous and mustard vanilla -- didn't cut it. Too heavy on the vanilla, apparently.

Curto-Randazzo, 39, said she'd made the dish many times before but admitted her mind wasn't all in the game.

Still, the Miami Shores chef did us proud, ending on a classy note. "I don't need four people behind a table to tell me I can
cook."

She also has a trip to look forward to -- Barcelona -- which she won for her rockin' braised short ribs.

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