9 Chefs Compete
Last time in Hell's Kitchen,
Melissa was sent to the Blues, while Trev was sent to the Reds. Both
chefs didn't help their teams ANY as some players stepped up their
game... and others faltered. The end result, a disaster that limped
across the finish line. On the back of ruining an entire batch of
scallops, Melissa was sent packing, leaving nine chefs.
But the biggest challenges
are yet to come tonight.
First, Sabrina confronts the
brigades about what people think are "her attitude." Nona begs to
differ, saying that it's time for Sabrina to go home. Same can be said
for Boris, who is on his last string.
CHALLENGE #7: Hell's Kitchen Roulette (imagination)
We're bringing out the roulette for
RED: Rutabaga, cauliflower, bok choy,
BLUE: Kale, yam, miso, striped sea bass, asparagus
You have 30 minutes... GO!
RED: Grilled Salmon in Cauliflower Puree
with Baby Bok Choy, Roasted Fennel & Rutabaga Chips
BLUE: Pan-Seared Striped Bass with Braised Kale, Fried Yams & Asparagus
in Miso Broth
Winners... the Reds! They're going to Las
Vegas for the night, while the Blues are going to prep the place for
Family Night. That includes... washing, peeling, cutting and prepping
well over 1000 potatoes for fries.
There's one with shades and a harmonica
singing "Why Should I Be a Fry?" So while they're peeling... and
peeling... and peeling, the Blues are living it up in a penthouse suite
in front of their very own cee-ment pond. And a visit from Penn &
Teller, with gifts. They've all won two more nights in Vegas, which they
can enjoy after the... uh, Race?
That night, the Blues are all business.
They have to kill it in the next service, even despite Boris's
continuing ineptitude. He needs to make a comeback tonight. Meanwhile,
the Reds return from Vegas in hopes of continuing their winning streak.
... despite Sabrina's continued ineptitude.
Okay, time to prep for Hell's Kitchen,
family-style. And to add continued stress, Ramsay's family will be
amongst tonight's revelers, all of which are outside in a carnival
marked... Hell's Playground. HA.
Okay, enough humor. OPEN HELL'S
KITCHEN... family night!
DINNER SERVICE #7
In addition to tonight's fine-dining
menus, we're also going to feature a children's menu, and each table
will receive a welcome platter of French fries.
Both kitchens have no problems with the
fries, but here comes the orders. Vinny's doubling up on the risotto, so
he has to cut back on this. Jillian doubles up on the tries to get the
Next... Ramsay table! Better get this
right. Vinny tries to send up the risotto he mucked up earlier. ....
WRONG. The party of five are now enjoying their apps, albeit a little
Entrees next, and Sabrina's not confident
enough in her own dishes until Ramsay says he's pleased with them. Every
table like that one. Boris cooks his meat perfectly AND he sweats like a
pig AND he's going to cut the meat on a bloody board. One out of three
ain't bad. Sabrina's on fire tonight. Nona... isn't. Trev has to light a
flame underneath his team. Blues are scrambling to get entrees to
Ramsay's family. Rob is sinking the table.
Sabrina has Trev on her about timing.
Sabrina's chicken turns out to be raw. She has to refire. The customers
tonight are not very good at waiting. Rob's holding up the Ramsay table,
and Jack's waiting for mac'n'cheese. I'd be angry, too. Two hours into
service, and Rob finally delivers on the mac.
More entrees are going out as both teams
rush to the finish line. And they arrive there in stylish fashion.
Switch it off and clear it down.
Unfortunately, there will be an
elimination tonight. Both teams are going to come together and nominate.
Sabrina throws Trev under the bus, making her nomination easy. Nona
struggled, and the rest of the team agrees with that.
Boris doesn't think he should go up again
tonight. But he has to go home, says the team. Rob was sinking the ship
tonight, but he thinks that Russell should be up in his place.
Nona nominates Sabrina (lack of
communication & teamwork) and herself (being in the weeds all night).
Russell nominates Boris (not pulling his weight) and Rob (buried all
night). Ramsay takes one suggestion from each team: Nona and Rob.
Nona says that she's a team player. She
never gives up. She fights through it. Rob also a fighter. He had zero
support on his station. Russell says that that's not true.
Ramsay tells Rob to take off his
jacket... because it's filthy. Here's a clean one. NO ELIMINATION
TONIGHT for a good service.
"Tonight, I finally got a respectable
service, so I gave them a little respect and didn't send anyone home.
But tomorrow they're in for the most intense dinner service in the
history of Hell's Kitchen."
And as Ramsay says... It's gonna be a
bitch. Dinner Service #100 right after we pause 10 seconds for station
identification. This is "Hell's Kitchen" on the Fox Broadcasting
(10 seconds later)
Welcome back from credits, everyone! It's
time for the 100th Episode of Hell's Kitchen... and the intensity is
going to be at maximum. But more on that later.
CHALLENGE #8: Beef, Pork, Lamb & Chicken (profitability)
Next morning, Ramsay meets the chefs at
the Bristol Farms market to have them shop for a beef, pork, lamb, and
chicken dish, all under a $60 budget.
One thing we learn from this challenge...
Sabrina wants to do lamb & lentils. Points to Rob for the Press Your
Luck reference... are you LISTENING, FREMANTLE?!
Meanwhile, Sabrina's bag of lentils put
the Reds over budget.
Now the chefs will have 45 minutes to
create high-end dishes. The dishes will be priced, and the team with the
highest total will win the challenge. Judging: Mark Peel of Campanile,
food critic Sophie Gayot, Yelp reviewer Libby Rego, and Justin Wyborn
from Nobu West Hollywood.
Nona: Pan-Seared Rib-eye ($32)
Rob: New York Strip with Mushrooms ($26)
Boris: Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry ($26)
Gail/Jillian: Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Peach ($28)
Russell: Chicken Cacciatore with Potato ($26)
Trev: Lemon Roasted Chicken Breast ($22)
Vinny: Lamb Chop with Red Potato ($23)
Sabrina: Lamb & Lentils ($28)
Blues get $101. Reds.... $110! Reds are
going on a sailboat, dinner at the Maya Hotel on the waterfront. Blues
are going to clean and fumigate the place. Because tonight will be a
"I'm on a boat! I'm on a boat! Everybody
look at me, because I'm sailing on a boat." Trev tries to make his case
with the Red Team... and the Blues... laugh at the fast guy in a hazmat
The next day, we're going to work early,
as Russell is fuming from the loss and is determined to whip the Blues
into shape. Trev, on the other hand... is tired for being taken for
With little over an hour for service,
Ramsay meets the teams outside for his 100th pep-talk. He welcomes back
for this landmark service... chef's tables. At the tables... former HK
champs Chef Rock Harper from Ben's Next Door in Washington, DC, Chef
Christina Machamer from Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood, Chef
Danny Veltri from... well, nowhere now, and Chef Holli Ugalde from
Gordon Ramsay at the Savoy in London.
Remember, you could be in that club. If
that doesn't give you the fire to succeed tonight, I don't know what
will. OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN FOR THE 100TH SERVICE!
CENTENNIAL DINNER SERVICE #8
Boris begins dying quickly. Russell has
to keep his eye on him. Nona on apps is driving the kitchen in the Red
side. Nona decides to recycle the risotto from the last table, and we
all know what happened to the last dude that tired. Fresh risotto gets
the stamp of approval, as the former champs take a walk down memory lane
thanks to the big cake in the middle.
And with Rob's help, Boris' apps are
leaving the kitchen. That sets us up for entrees on both sides. Trev
starts to sink the red side. Gnocchi's starting to sink him. One hour
into service, and a blue lobster's coming back into the kitchen. More
dishes from the same table come back. On the reds, two people help Trev
on the garnish. Vinny's lobsters are going back to the kitchen. The
Chefs Tables are getting served as well. Rob brings the kitchen to a
half on standstill.
And Trev still has an issue with the
garnish. Ramsay sends him for a breather, while the rest of the team
fire back. Rob holds the team back, nine tickets to one, on the back of
his forgotten chicken. And it doesn't get any better on that side. Their
night is OVER.
And Trev comes back into the kitchen in
time to finish the night for the Reds on a high. The Blues will nominate
While the Blues are commiserating,
licking their wounds, and counting their losses, Trev has it out with
the rest of his team, Sabrina mostly.
Most of the blue votes go to Rob for
sendbacks and Boris for being... well, Boris.
Rob calls up Boris (flames out) and ties
on Rob and Vinny. Ramsay calls all three.
Boris manages to get everything out. Rob
blows smoke up his own ass. Vinny can cook, but he missed his lobster.
Leaving Hell's Kitchen tonight... BORIS.
He has a big heart, but he didn't display a lot of passion.
But this night of surprises is not over
yet. "Trev... Get your ass up here."
TO BE CONTINUED.
Hell's Kitchen will reopen after the
World Series. Enjoy the baseball.
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