Alas, time is up and we see the elders coming down the hill into the dining area, which is just a LONG table.
I’m picturing the eliminated chef being LAUNCHED down the table and over the edge of the canyon.
Oh look Francis Lam dressed as a cowboy! Cute. He looks REALLY uncomfortable.
Most uncomfortable Cowboy ever
Oh look! A costume party! Dilbert and Pocahontas
First to present: Art and Lorena. They stand up in front of everyone and go on and on and on about how food is love and love is food and love is patient and love is kind and love is not envious and love is not proud and love is bacon and love is a battlefield.
Meanwhile, everyone else’s food is getting cold and wet. Stop flapping your collective gums already. They serve Grilled Quail with Prickly Pear BBQ Sauce, and corn and peach dressing and slaw. The judges like that the “herby” slaw breaks up the richness of the other elements, but the Quail is overcooked.
Next up is Clark and Kerry, spiced Beef Filet with sage pistou and chili ragout with Corn, Bacon and Tomato. The fresh flavors of the corn balance the beef, but everything is the same soft texture, and somehow it didn’t come together.
Thierry and Takashi serve Venison with braised figs and pine nuts served with fried Banana Yucca cake. The critics think the venison is tender and has lovely spicing and is amazing- the flavors take them in all different directions.
Finally, Chris and Patricia (and her mole, so they have a team of 3, because that mole is an exceptional saucier) present their Rabbit Loin and its bits, with Acorn Squash and Agrodolce (sweet and sour sauce). The critics praise the roasted and raw squash and the chef’s conception of the dish. The dish is just beautiful.
James marvels at the strong, pure cooking and calls it one of the most memorable meals of his life. James declares his love and desire to marry the head of the council…
Will & Grace, The Sequel
The tribal elders really seemed to enjoy the commentary on the dishes.
How can we get Chris over here so we can throw him over the edge?
After the elders and chefs dance together, the critics send Hot Stuff to call Chris and Patricia and Takashi and Thierry to the critics table.
These two teams had the critics’ favorite dishes!
Why is Chris wearing PJ shorts?