Dana’s ingredients is a big old pile of what the hell was she thinking: halibut, grapefruit, tangerine, garlic, and olives. I can’t for the life of me figure out how she plans to blend the olives in with that, but she’s crusted her tiny piece of halibut with panko and herbs, and served it over a fennel salad and citrus beurre blanc. Where did the fennel come from? They priced that at $34, but that fish was so expensive for such a small amount, that I don’t know how well that would actually sell to real people who want a better value than $10-a-bite fish.
“MY FISH IS VERY SMALL, YET AWESOME! CAN ANYONE HEAR ME??”
Christina’s kept it simple with swordfish, tomatoes, saffron rice, garlic, and I guess she also got some shrimp from somewhere, even though they didn’t show that in her ingredients list. Two of the judges say she should’ve removed the skin, but Hugh likes it. They price it at $33.67, giving Dana the win.
She screams her happiness at the camera, and Christina seems silently irked. She’s been on top for most of the season, but Dana won the last two challenges, and it seems someone isn’t entirely okay with that. Gordon sends Dana to David’s restaurant for lunch and personal training, and then apologizes to the rest of them for their punishment. That’s never a good sign. Yeah, they have to go out to the dumpster and separate all the trash for recycling. That fucking blows. And after all that is done, they have to shower and get right back to the kitchen to prep for dinner service that night. Christina informs us that she’d rather bathe Clemenza head-to-toe than dig around in that dumpster. And you know what? I’m right there with her. Clemenza is a sweaty mess, but he probably smells better than a garbage dumpster that’s been baking in the California sunshine for god knows how long. Probably.
They jump into their task, and are immediately confronted with the stench of every scallop killed in the line of duty this season. Scallop revenge! Justin is being a prissy bitch, but Barbie is awesomely unfazed. She does this at her own place every Friday, and it’s just garbage.
Just another day at work.
I love Barbie. And I love her even more when she says she’s glad Dana won, if for no other reason than they won’t have to listen to her bitching and whining the entire afternoon. Justin is gagging, and Barbie tells him to make sure he pukes in the organics pile.
Still worse than bathing Clemenza?
Dana heads off to learn Chef Lefevre’s curry mussel technique, and he tells her to go serve it to the guests in the dining room—which turns out to be her parents. The three of them have a nice lunch and all use their indoor voices.