To choose their opponent they must “draw knives.” Kerry, however, will not draw a knife. In fact, he won’t even cook. Kerry will be one of the judges and is guaranteed a spot in the Final Four. That’s a pretty sweet win. The Chefs will not know the ingredients prior to going into the ring. They will need to cook on the fly.
Don’t make me cut a bitch
The lineup for the preliminary challenge is: Takashi vs Chris and Patricia vs Lorena. Lorena is psyched- she is still pissed off from last week when Patricia had to tell Lorena to clean up her area.
I’m going to put Patricia in her place. (Hopefully it’s the final four)
The Chefs take a break and go to Milos for lunch.
I’ll see YOU on my plate in a few minutes
They are greeted by Costas Spiladis the chef/owner of Milos. He serves the chef salt-cooked fish.
Salt cooked fish
I had fish cooked this way in Turkey- omg- it is amazing. Simple and delicious. During the lunch, in voice-over, Patricia says she is glad to be going up against Lorena. She feels she has a broader pallet and background than Lorena. Chris knows his battle with Takashi will be intense. He knows he can beat him, but he needs to think it through.
The Elimination Challenge venue is set up like a boxing ring with two cooking stations.
Let’s get ready to sauuuuuuuuuuuteeeeee
The critics are Sugar Ray Leonard, James Oseland, Kerry Hefferman, Krista Simmons, Curtis and jane Goldman editor of Chow.com. There will be a preliminary round Takashi vs Chris and Lorena vs. Patricia. The winners of both will cook-off for the win, the losers of both will cook-off, the loser will be eliminated. Hmmm, Patricia’s Mole doesn’t seem to be battling anyone. Maybe it could cook against Chris’s glasses?
I must break you
Up first is Takashi vs Chris, Curtis requests a Clean Fight, Clean Cook. Under a cloche is their main ingredient. They have 20 minutes to make a GREAT dish using: BACON.
Food of the Gods
Chris immediately has 5 dishes in mind. Takashi requests a piece of tuna. Haha. But he quickly starts cooking some dried apricots and figs.
Takashi’s Bacon and Fig Hot Tub Party
Chris starts working with some corn and jalapeno. He is sure to cook an extra piece of everything- just in case of disaster.
everyone needs spare bacon