Josh cuts into his rack of lamb, and it’s come out beautifully. The judges are impressed. Bastage tells the other two that right now he doesn’t know who’s gonna win.
As time runs down, everyone is cheering like whatever team isn’t the Patriots is taking a knee to win the next Super Bowl.
Time is up. Both contestants tells us they’re super happy with their dishes. So, I guess it’s time to find out who wins.
It’s judgement time.
We begin with the appetizers. Josh is called up first, with his lobster and grits. Time to find out if his blender gaffe will cost him. When he confesses that he’s never made a lobster stock before, they look at him like he’s crazy for trying it for the first time today. Gordie tells him the puree is top-notch, but the lobster itself is undercooked. TG echoes him. So does Bastage. Whoops.
Daredevil’s app is next. She made a Thai papaya salad with crab. Gordie tells her that if she’s going to make something so bloody simple, it’d better be fantastic. Bastage tastes it first, and seems to think it’s pretty great. TG says it needs more crab.
“Teddy, I don’t think you understand ‘salad’.”
Gordie says it’s good…really good…but he wants more luxurious.
The judges talk about it. Both Gordie and TG seem to be voting for Josh, and Bastage gets pissed about it. If they’d judged the season 1 finale like this, where it’s at least equally what you tried to do vs how well you did it, I think Tebow would’ve beaten Whitney. I’m a little surprised right now.
Well, the contestants walk back to the kitchen to grab their dishes. Josh, again, presents his dish first. Gordie says it’s great, but he has an issue. See, parsnip, which Josh used in the curry, is a winter vegetable, and you wouldn’t serve a winter vegetable with spring vegetables like the peas & carrots.
Teddy really likes it as well. Bastage is last to taste, and he shows off his class and sophistication by mentioning Antonio Vivaldi while saying that Josh managed to capture all four seasons in one stroke. Seriously, Bastage, stop masturbating in public – that’s what got PeeWee arrested…
DareDevil again presents her dish, and again her choice of ingredients is crapped upon. Gordie takes his taste and pauses for what seems like 10 seconds, then finally says it’s delicious. He says that NOW he understands what she was doing with the salad, despite the fact that she already told them what she was doing with the salad. Oh well. So maybe she’s looking better…Teddy loves it, too, and Bastage says it’s great, but maybe a little too sweet.
So, time for the desserts. As the minis head back to get their sweets, the judges chat over the entrees. There’s some disagreement in the back, again. Gordie says that if that dish was in any of their restaurants, they’d be happy to pay $20-30 for it.
Well, maybe two of the three would be. Bastage wouldn’t let that be served in his restaurant.