Gangster Anne Burrell (Michele) is making a sweet cheese napoleon with pineapple with a quick chocolate sauce.
Gangster is freaked out because every time she looks up, Bobble Head is staring at her.
She is FREAKING ME OUT!!!
Honey, Bobble Head freaks all of us out.
I will kill you in your sleep
10 Minutes left- Bobby tells them to start plating.
5 minutes left. 3 minutes left, some people are plating, some aren’t Nikki’s is not sure her bread pudding is cooked, but she doesn’t want to tell the judges that. I’m sure there is no way they will ever know.
Less than one minute and Malcolm is toasting coconut which seems perfectly reasonable with one minute left. Nikki is pissed because her plate is a mess, and if they had just let her dip Bobby in some ganache she would have had this thing in the bag.
Mentor time: Bobby wants to talk about “the Tip” and to make sure they all get “the tip” into their presentations. Nikki is more than happy to talk about Bobby’s “tip.”
Gangster is up first and she wants to bring some of her Sicilian* roots to the judges by shooting off their knee-caps, whoops, I mean by presenting her Napoleon. She gives a nonsensical tip about making chocolate sauce and wraps it up. Bobble Head looks unimpressed. Scott likes her whipped cream but Bob and Susie want more. Bobble Head is giving Gangster the stare down.
(*This comment is a joke. It was not intended to disparage persons of Italian descent or to, in any way, imply they are violent or anything other than lovely, peaceful people who make delicious food, glorious wines, and amazing leather goods.)
Malcolm presents a sugar and black salt fried pasta with flambé pineapple and chipotle chocolate sauce. He sounds like he has a fur-ball in this throat. And gives a tip about flambéing. The judges didn’t really like his presentation but they liked the dish. They loved Tour Bus Malcolm from Episode 2.
Eric presents his “truly hand crafted” (omg I’ve never hated a phrase so much in my life) Hawaiian Napoleon.
He explains his dish and his tip was to make caramel sauce with coconut milk and coconut cream. The judges think his dish was amazing.
This was awful. Awful good.
Nikki has made a bread pudding with a tropical twist. And the twist being- it is not cooked. The judges hate her presentation and think she is too scripted and rehearsed.
Whatever. I’m aiming to be Bobby Flay’s next ex wife.
As the judges deliberate, each mentor talks to their peops and offers critiques. They are honest and at times harsh, but this is what these guys need to hear.
Time to reveal the bottom three, one from each team. Bob and Susie enter. Wait a cotton-pickin’’ second- is Susie a giant?
Bob and Wilt Chamberlain
Susie is, like, 3 feet taller than Bob. I am not sure of Bob’s height, he could be on the short side. Let’s say his 5’6”, that would make Susie 8’6”. Sorry, I got distracted by Gigantor.
From Team Alton, the judges say Justin rocked it and Martie tanked. From Team Bobble Head, Rock N Roll is up for elimination. Team Bobby, Nikki is on the chopping block. The judges just don’t think they are seeing the real Nikki.
Producer’s Challenge- The three contestants up for elimination will need to answer the most-asked viewer question from Food Network.com: “With summer upon us, if you do not have an outdoor grill, what can you make?” Reservations. Preferably someplace with frozen drinks.
Bobby tells NIkki to get a grill pan on the stove and starts by yelling “Who is ready for a little Girl on Grill action???” She is making a steak with liquid smoke. As Bobby coaches her, she is totally shoving her boobs in his face.