The critics are James “Pee Wee” Oseland, Ruth Reichl and Krista Simmons, Food Critic for the LA times… who, by the way, looks like she has never eaten.
Food is something you put in your mouth, sometimes chew, and swallow
The Red Team is up first with their Mexican Buffet.
Patricia is the first to present to the judges. She has made a beef and chicken adobo. She also presents Missy’s dish. Critics think Patricia’s dish has bgood flavor and they like Missy’s zucchini dish too- they think it has good heat.
Art presents his Pan de Tres Leches with candied cocoa nibs and tequila caramel sauce. Ok, how did this guy lose 125lbs with food like this? The judges declare it to be “Mexico on a plate.”
Lorena has made ceviche- the critics think it has a weird texture and honestly, ceviche at a buffet?? Buffets are typically foods that can stand up be sitting… forever. But understandably she is trying to elevate things.
In general, Pee Wee wishes the chefs would have turned it up a notch.
The Blue Team presents their Indian Buffet. Or “Booooooooooo-fay” as Theirry calls it.
Here is the general rundown:
Susan has made a chicken dish that is aggressively sweet. She should have marinated it in yogurt.
Clark has made green beans with tomato and goat cheese topped with fried shallots. Critics think the shallots are over powering.
Mark has a curried corn soup with a flat bread. The critics deem that is has “No Indian Flavor.”
Takashi has made a shrimp and salmon Indian dumpling. The Critic think it was ambitious, but heavy and not enough flavor.
Debbie has made a lemon meringue … which is in no way Indian.
Thierry has made a salmon and beef dish, which was tasty, but again, not Indian.
Did they think Indian was merely a suggestion?
Whining in the Wine Room
In the “Whine Room” the Chefs begin to talk about the clientele at the buffets. Chippendales, Pirates, etc. Art notes that he like “The Thunder Down Under…” he’s a sucker for a pretty boy.
I’m back, just in time to do the dishes
Missy comes back and is bummed that she’s injured and, in all likelihood, done. Chris says “This is not the way this is supposed to happen.”
Missy responds “That’s right, I’m supposed to cook a shitty dish.” Keeping her sense of humor!!
The Judges call in The Red Team and welcome Missy back. Missy would like to compete, but she risking her career to cook in her condition just wouldn’t be worth it. SCF (Stone Cold Fox) personally guarantees her a spot in the next Top Chef Masters. Let’s hope Miss Andy Cohen doesn’t can his sweet heiney before Season 5.