Hola Gasmii! Let’s get to recapping this thing, are you ready? Pour yourself a glass of vino (a glass of red for me, thanks!) and let’s do this thing!
So we start off with two teams one man down
Later Renatta! (You should know, my husband is a HUGE fan of Apple Crumble – you was robbed!)
So, the first team competition is “daring pairings,” which involves creating a dish that is perfectly matched with a glass of wine. The judges are a restauranteur and sommelier (fancy word for Wino).
Each team gets five key ingredients to choose from, then each contestant uses one of the five ingredients to create a magic spoonful to eat with the wine – an Argentine Malbec. (nom nom nom!) The team then has to choose which spoonful represents them and THEN if they win, that magic spoonful gets immunity and the team gets the help of both the chef and the sommelier. You follow? Me neither, I’m already drinking all the wine.
And we’re off! Let’s see which team is cooking what (and remember, the chefs chose these ingredients for their teams).
Nigella gives everyone a gumdrop, sings a lullaby and then discusses the importance of not making the wine taste too acidic compared to the food.
Khristianne will take your figs, almonds and bone marrow and DESTROY YOU!!! ARRRRGH! (I just love this screengrab, she was literally smiling the next second.)
Tony says to keep close to Argentina (which good call, cuz Malbec is Argentine) and to really use a meat heavy component for their dishes. To that I say - I am a fan of the meat. Ya hear me?
And Ludo hates his team, as is evidenced by these ingredients. What the eff is cassis?
Ludo is having to spend a lot of time with Sarah, as she’s kind of lost with these ingredients (I’ll side with her here, I am confused by them also but I’M NOT ON A COOKING SHOW!) and he shoos Gregg the Sexy Spoonful away. The whole team is noticing the “mentoring” that is going on, and I
Tony’s very casually talking to his contestants about their dishes, but let’s face it – he’s only interested in the wine at this point. And he makes no bones about it either. He’s swigging away, (as is Uno! My girl, man) and wandering around, barely able to keep a thought in that craggy head of his. But in his defense, is it me or is this show SO BORING? Maybe it’s just dragging because there are so many people still left.
Tony starts pounding them back, and Diane dresses like Stevie Nicks. Unfortunately her sleeves don’t catch on fire.