Art makes Chris nervous because he’s always rushing around and talking, not listening. Art says Chris is a bull and Art’s reputation is at stake. Chris loans Art his mandolin but warns him it MUST be put back on his cart. You know what’s coming right?
Now you see it… now you don’t
Art begins to cook a Cheese grit cake with a shrimp and swamp lettuce salad. As Art is cooking he is rambling on about being raised by a strong, black woman (does he mean Oprah?). At the end Art flambés his shrimp and the critics LOVE it.
Look everybody! Art is FLAMING!!! (in tribute to my first chef instructor Chef R.Allen Smith)
Even though the grit cakes are a little messy, they think Art’s dish is wonderful.
Chris wants to quickly hop on the grill and pushes everyone out of the way. He is searing some pork belly in duck fat and has nitroshocked his clams and put them in a vac bag with some kombu, bay leaf and beer.
And… Art has failed to put back Chris’s mandolin. And Chris yells at him in front of the critics. Yikes. Thierry notes “Chis says what he thinks and there is nothing wrong with that” but he needs to watch it.
The critics thing Chris’s dish was intriguing, very exciting, but a little thin.
Where am I?
Thierry is making French crepes on a Teppanyaki!!! I love it. He makes it with some macerated pears and sugar.
Crepe or Crap?
They are not the prettiest or most perfect crepes, but the Teppanyaki is pretty unfriendly for crepes. The critics think it was a gutsy dish to make!
All in all no one got to crazy, but everyone did fine. But none of the chefs were comfortable with their performance.
At critics table, The White team is called in and is selected as the critic’s favorite!!
A Queen, A Chef and a French Guy walk into a bar…
They didn’t try to be Japanese. Art made the best of his situation with the grit cakes. They loved Chris’s flavors and the way he worked the grill. Thierry put a different, delicious spin on crepes!!
Miss Scarlet ain’t goin’ to Tara tonight!!
He is given $10,000 for Common Threads. He is thrilled to go from “Cakegate” to winning! It’s very emotional and so is he.
The critics’ least favorite: Team Green. Generally everyone’s dishes were under-seasoned and Kerry noted they didn’t even have salt on the cart.
Kerry’s dish was overcooked. They liked that he used non-traditional herbs, but it didn’t quite come together. Lorena’s dish would have been great had it been seasoned. Mark’s dish was just too simple and the scallops were not uniformly cooked and he played it safe.