So, since I know you’re dying to know, I won’t hold you in suspense. The winner of the mystery box challenge is….Josh. Dayum. Dude gets kicked out, then comes back and wins the first mystery box.
So, Josh gets carted back into the pantry, where they present the elimination challenge. Josh will be competing, so he and the other minis will have to cook the dish of his choosing. The theme this time around is that all three of these dishes were invented by one of the biggest names in the culinary world…Graham Elliot!
Hah…more like the biggest chef in the culinary world, amirite?
Oh, also, they were ordered by super important people in TG’s flagship Chicago restaurant. The first dish, for example, was ordered by Chicago’s own Oprah Winfrey. Calling it now, one of the remaining two was ordered by Pres Obama. Probably one of the many nights that jerk decided to arrive in Chicago at rush hour literally shut down the biggest interstate in the city. Urgh. Sorry, personal issues aside.
Oprah ordered a sweet corn bisque with red pepper jam and a cilantro marshmallow. Hah, leave it to Oprah to order the dish with the marshmallow…
The second dish was eaten by Jay-Z. “He’s got 99 problems, but this dish ain’t one…”
Damn, you white people try so hard…
The dish is Alaskan King crab with a vanilla creme fraiche and pomegranate. Josh can’t believe Jay-Z would eat a “frou-frou lookin’ dish like that, but it sounds tasty.”
Strangely, I wanted to check out this restaurant at some point during my life in Chicago, but these first two dishes really don’t have me blown away. I get it…fancy restaurants = tiny portions, but I’d have to eat like 6 of these to be full…
Right, so the third dish was eaten by a Nobel Peace Prize winner (oh, here it comes), former senator (fucking told you guys) from the state of Illinois…Pres Obama. Man I’d forgotten about that Nobel Peace Prize thing. I’m…we’re not even going down that road. He ordered white tuna sashimi with an avocado mousse and passion fruit and crispy plantains.
None of these three dishes sound like a blast to prepare…Josh chooses the dish that Pres Obama ate. He tastes it, and says it’s delish. TG is not modest.
Josh’s other huge advantage is that the judges provide him with a basket of the ingredients that compose the dish. TG tells him that his feelings won’t be hurt if Josh wants to try to improve upon in. Josh takes that to mean that he should try to improve upon it, and grabs a mango on his way out of the pantry…
So, they march back into the kitchen, and Gordie gives the remaining minis the lowdown. “The dish Josh chose was eaten by Barack Obama…”
OMG!!!!!! That means it’s obviously gonna be so hard!!!!