10 Chefs Compete
The red team fought AGAIN... so they
lost... AGAIN... Maria and Scott were both sent packing in two
disastrous services for them, while Ben was called to take their place
(much to his dismay), leaving ten to take Ramsay's heat. Needless to
say, the reds are tired of losing.
The next day brings a new challenge, one
50 years in the making. Meet Sal & Marcy Locacia, married 50 years. The
challenge: update the reception menu... Steak Diane, Chicken Kiev, and
Trout Almandine. They have 30 minutes... from NOW!
Under Ben's tutelage, there was an eerie
calm in the red kitchen. In the blue kitchen, Salvatore's idea for a
chicken meatball... doesn't sit well with Autumn, especially after it's
cooked... not entirely all the way.
Nilka: Crab & Mushroom Reduction with Red Wine Chervil & Parsley... but
no cognac, cream, or mustard.
Ed: Pan-Seared Filet with Crab Cake
WINNER: BLUE (Blue leads, 1-0)
Holli: Panko-crusted chicken with lemon & parsley butter.
Autumn: Chicken Meatballs ("An inside-out Chicken Kiev"). "Disastro."
WINNER: RED (Tie game)
Ben: Puree of Almonds, Chanterelles & Vanilla
Jay: Almond streusel.
So Chef Ramsay will cast the tiebreaking
vote... for the Red Team. Red Team win a challenge! Red Team win a
challenge! They're going to party all day, '50s style. The Blues will be
getting the place ready for tonight. Washing up, cleaning up,
everything. Oh, and they'll be building a dance floor, blowing up
balloons, and making a cake. Lucky for them sous-chef Scott has seen his
fair share of cakes as host of "Food Network Challenge". No. SERIOUSLY.
Nilka: "We got LeBron James on our team."
Good thing someone does! At the reward, we learn that Holli may have a
huge butt, but Siobhan has a nice pair of hips on her... because she
dances and hula-hoops. With the best of them.
Next day, it's time to get it up for the
service. On the menu tonight, Ben's challenge-winning trout dish. But
first, we have an injury on the field, as Jay suffers one heck of a cut.
He goes to medical for that.
Remember, we can't let Sal & Marcy down.
Every steak Diane will be served tableside. Ed and Nilka will handle
that. JP in a snazzy new jacket shows them really quickly.
Quick enough. OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN!
We start with the Red Team serving up the
guests of honor first. Once the hosts have been served, the teams are
now free to start sending apps out. Autumn scores on the crab cakes, but
the real cake in the dining room is starting to wobble and tilt to one
side. Ed and Jay fix it, and back to work. But the good times come to a
half quickly as Ben's crab cakes are cold in the middle. And then
Red Team starts on the Locacias' steaks.
Meaning that Ed and Nilka start their tableside services. They have to
be in sync. And... they are! Now for the rest of the dining room.
Salvatore has a little problem keeping up with the rest of the crew.
Meanwhile, Holli's duck is overcooked and the chicken... undercooked.
Meanwhile, Nilka is entertaining as she cooks. Remember... Dijon
mustard... and cognac... are from France.
And who's on the (^_^)ing garnish in the
red kitchen? Fran's starting to panic. Salvatore... is looking to get in
trouble. But the Blue Team is sending out their last entrees, while the
Red Team struggle to catch up. Stoves off, desserts up. And now... a
toast! To the golden couple!
Fran... Salvatore... Holli... ALL CALLED
OUT. But the winners.... BLUE TEAM. The Reds have to come together and
decide on two nominees.
Fran goes with Holli and Ben. Ben thinks
Fran and Holli. Nilka goes with Siobhan and Fran. Siobhan goes with
Holli and Fran. Ben decides to go to the Blue Team to make his decision
Holli nominates Fran (was slow) and
Siobhan (worst cook in the kitchen). Ben seconds that emotion. Siobhan
says that she has the passion and the heart. Fran says that Siobhan is
over her head, saying that she is tough and determined. But Ramsay said
that she's peaked. Fran is sent back to the line.
.... and SO IS SIOBHAN. Because there was
one chef who has run out of time. Salvatore... one out of seven services
good. Jacket off, GET OUT. Grazie... pero no grazie.
"Salvatore had a big heart... too bad he
couldn't cook with it."
Let this be a lesson... NO ONE is safe in
Hell's Kitchen. The ramifications in a moment, but first we must pause
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