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Back in the kitchen Patricia thanks Kerry for f*cking up her dish.
Curtis asks Saipin how she enjoyed it and if she would dine there again (if it were a real restaurant)? She doesn’t think so.
Art notes that “this was a disaster.” Kerry is mortified that he was the reason that Patricia’s dish was ruined. All of the Chefs agree that the evening was “out of their comfort zone.”
The Critics want to see everyone. At Critics’ Table Patricia says “It was stressful, but went ok.” They all had their little meltdowns. James says “A lot of the diners thought the food was good, but overall not the typical tastes of Thailand.”
Their overall favorites: Kerry- his dish had a thoughtfulness, the puree was great. The diners thought it was a Thai Twish on meat and potatoes. Also Chris! Chris’s dish was adventurous, but a little restrained. Chris noted that he really wanted to flavor of the meat to come through.
The winner: CHRIS!!!! He has won $10,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. That brings his winnings total to $26,000!!
On the other side of the coin:
Lorena, Patricia and Art.
Lorena- her broth was good, but she should have poached the chicken in the broth. And the garnish was like eating trees.
Patricia- the duck was just too rare. The dish was adventurous, and they had very high expectations for her.
Art- he clearly tried to keep it simple, but it wound up being bland and boring. They appreciate him putting his “Southern Jazz Hands” on the dish (I kid you not- James Said that) but the chopped cashews used for crust just were not chopped enough.
Patricia tried to rise above it and say that it was her choice to serve the duck, but there were extenuating circumstances, but she does NOT want to throw anyone under the bus. Curtis urged her to speak up if something happened during service that impacted the quality of her dish. Patricia looks to Kerry as if to ask his permission to tell and he ok’d it. So Patricia told what happened and Kerry confirmed it. They chefs are dismissed and go back to the Whine Room.
The critics discuss the issues. Lorena’s garnish was an amateur move and her dish would have been much better if the chicken were poached differently. Patricia was an inch off cooking the best dish.