It's a brand new season of dinner on the
fly. Four chefs, three rounds, three boxes, three judges. All these
threes will lead to 10 Gs.
Today, it's the British invasion, and not
a Ramsay or an Oliver to be found...
executive chef, Pearl
chef patron, Launceston Place
chef & culinary instructor
owner/chef, Eat My Pies
I guess we should say that the prize
money today is £6090.
You know the rules, and you know the lifelines.
Let's meet the judges...
- Acclaimed chef & restaurateur Marc Murphy
- Star executive chef Amanda Freitag
- American cuisine expert Geoffrey Zakarian
Round 1: APPETIZER (20 minutes).
Our first course must feature... buffalo hot dogs, carrots, edamame, and
Control room, give us 20... and begin!
Jun: Buffalo Hot Dogs with Pickled
Tristan: Sausage Ravioli
Lotte: Buffalo Hot Dog Salad with Orange Butterscotch Vinaigrette
Andy: British Fry-Up (Caramelized Buffalo Sausage Crostini)
Andy didn't have enough time to dress up
his salad, but the texture wins out. Lotte's salad is refreshing, but
the dressing is overly acidic. Tristan's sauce is overly sweet. Jun's
grill smoke comes through, and the idea is there, but there's not quite
enough of the pickles to the hot dogs.
The first person... to be chopped...
is... TRISTAN. He pushed the creativity envelope, but he didn't push the
flavors. Off you pop, mate.
Round 2: ENTREE (30 minutes).
Next up for our surviving chefs are ... pork loin, crunchy cheese curls,
escarole, and ch-ch-ch-chia seeds.
... and time starts now.
Jun: Crusted Pork Loin with Escarole Two
Lotte: Cheese Curl & Chia Crusted Pork Loin (same as Jun)
Andy: Roast Pork with Apples & Escarole Salad
Lotte's dish is very "naughty" and very
"feminine". The pork is a little flat and underseasoned. Jun's version
of Lotte's dish... better executed. The pork is a little overdone.
Andy's pork is cooked perfectly, and bacon helps. The salad was a little
hard to eat, though.
The next person... to be chopped... is...
ANDY. The pork was superior, but the salad had some serious issues.
Round 3: DESSERT (30 minutes). It's
heads-up on Chopped. Lotte and Jun must transform grape flavored gelatin, lemon
verbena, brie, and shortbread cookies into $10,000.
We're 30 from a champion... Let's go!
Jun: Shortbread Financier
Lotte: Brie Cheesecake with Shortbread Cookie Crust... and a Grape
The financier is perfectly finished. The
lemon verbena was like eating perfume, and some of the ingredients were
lost in the shuffle. The grape syllabub worked in a very candy-like way.
The cheesecake was a little too dense, and the crust fell a little flat
So it was a tale of two approaches. Lotte
showcased every one of the mystery ingredients, while Jun transformed
them all into one. It's a difficult decision,
Alejandra had more or less the same dish
as Sammy. The sauce is a very nice element. The durian, though, is not
un-muted, and it needed to be. Good presentation, but the fruit was
So who gets the money and who gets the chop?
The final chef... to be chopped... is...
LOTTE. The salad was unevenly dressed, the pork was underseasoned, and the
cheesecake just didn't work, but she did bring some sunshine.
But Jun is bringing $10,000 back home to the UK.
Hail Britannia, indeed.
But who's next? Find out next week as another
four chefs fight it out for $10,000 while avoiding being CHOPPED.
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