Curtis wishes them both good luck.
Chris and Kerry leave and Curtis kicks back, puts his hand in his waistband, opens a Schlitz and turns on spank-o-vision.
On Day 2, the chefs have 2 hours to prep, and have 30 minutes to expedite each course.
Here, taste THIS
Kerry has figured out his Apology. His dish is for his family- to apologize for his never being home enough. Chris has a problem- some of his sausages are leaking. Sounds like needs to see an urologist. Thankyou!i’llbehereallweek.Trytheveal. The Chefs are furiously prepping and cooking.
Get Frankie Lam in here! He needs to do a blood bong!
The massive critics table is assembled. Seated around the table are:
Lesley Bargar Suter
Pee Wee Oseland
Sitting in Judgement
It is daunting. While these people, certainly, have a ridiculous number of years critiquing food under their collective belts, they are from all over the place. Old school, new school. REALLY Old School. Food has changed a LOT over the past 20 years, hopefully some of the more senior folks have evolved with the times. One negative comment from any one of these guys can really poison the pot.
COURSE ONE: The Love Letter
Chris’s love letter is to his wife; his heart on a plate. Beef Heart Tartare, Foie Gras, and Puffed Beef Tendon. Nothing says “I love you” like puffed Beef tendon.
Chris’s Love Letter
Critics comments: Interesting. (Uh oh, that’s like “She has a GREAT personality.” ) Cool and Curtis admires his guts. Literally.
Kerry’s love letter is to his reflection. Just kidding- it’s to his wife, as well. Scallop and Spot Prawn “Korean Jjigae.”
Kerry’s Love Letter
Critics comments: muted for a Korean dish. Smoothness and they admire his finesse.
COURSE TWO: The Apology
The Apology, for Chris is a sh*t show. He doesn’t want to overcook the scallop, but he under-estimated the plating time. He’s worried.
Kerry’s apology is to his family for not being home enough. He wanted his dish to be a warm embrace. Kerry serves: Flan of Sugar Snap Peas with Prosciutto, Morels, and Chervil.
Critics comments: Decadent, flavor pops and tastes good (great critique?!?!).
Chris’s apology is to his wife. He gets tearful- omg, I LOVE this guy. He works so much, he’s never home, he is married to his restaurant. This dish is all of her favorite things. He has made: Raindrops on Roses and whiskers on kittens. Actually, it’s: Scallop, Pancetta Piana and Sea Urchin.