They go off with their mentors and start planning in NYC. The winner will be decided on an audience vote.
Alton and Vampoor decide to film the pilot at Vampoor’s
lair restaurant,. “Do or Dine” in Brooklyn.
Mi coffin, es su coffin
Alton has an idea that they should draw their inspiration from old shows. So they screen Alton’s Good Eats Caesar Salad Episode, and Vampoor will bring it into the 21st Century.
Mystery Dining Theatre 3000
In the pilot, Vampoor says he rebels because he thinks it is the right thing to do. He likes to find good food and make it CRAZY great!!! He creates an aspic concoction of chicken stock (both cold and hot), gelatin and all of the other ingredients that go into Caesar Salad Dressing. He instructs us to refrigerate the aspic mixture for 4 hours, until it’s “Jiggly.”
Brains in aspic
He then grills some romaine lettuce hearts and then slices off strips of the set aspic and places it on top of the grilled lettuce.
Don’t make me clip you across the lug hole
It just melts into the lettuce and is “supple and delicious.”
Bobby and Gangster meet up at Ed’s Lobster Bar in NYC and Gangster will talk to the owner, eat some of the food and then go cook her own food. Gangster shows up dressed like a lobster. She samples the clam chowder and talks to the owner about how it just doesn’t get any fresher- you catch it and cook it. She says “I’m always claming.”
I’m always claming!
Ok, enough about your dating life… In her own “outdoor” kitchen she makes some clams with chorizo and garlic. They do look delicious. Aside from the time it takes to clean clams- they are, otherwise, pretty easy to cook. Gangster is so passionate and makes it look easy- she gives us “My New England In a Bowl.” Bobby is really happy with her pilot.
Plus I’m pretty sure she can kick my ass
For Martie, it’s now or never and if this doesn’t happen for her now, it probably never will. This is the culmination of 50 years. For her pilot, Alton thinks she should host a party. So she will cook a recipe and then they will show her dancing on tables and doing upside down keg hits. Well… maybe not that last part. Alton says that “the only thing that matters is you being you.”
my little girl is all growed up