7 Chefs Compete
Russell's still steamed about his almost
being eliminated, but I betcha if Ramsay had his way... well, he'd be
surrounded by a gaggle of beautiful women... and Sabrina.
Trev says that Russ is
throwing a tantrum like a kid. The women... are STILL on a high. The
men.. "inconceivable!" Not so much. Ramsay is concerned with something
on BOTH sides...
CHALLENGE #10: Relay Race (communication/timing)
As a team, they will have 30 minutes to
cook three entrees off of the HK. Each teammate will cook five minutes
at a time. The dishes:
- Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushroom
- Poached Chicken with Green Beans
- Salmon with Lobster Ragout
With 20 minutes left... Vinny has started
plating... and he has not yet started lobster. And neither has Trev.
Vinny FINALLY sees the lobster with, what, FIVE minutes left?
Five seconds on the red side... the blue
side finally cooks the lobster ragout, while Jillian... drops the
salmon. BOOO... That's one to the men.
Tagliatelle.... Blue side is bland. Red
is slightly perfect. Tie game.
Chicken and gnocchi cooked properly.
Beans, no. Same issue on both sides.
Did we mention HK 9 was casting?
... okay, the winners... THE MEN, 2-1!
They're going to Sur La Table, then to Melisse for lunch. The ladies are
going to process the deliveries.
At Sur La Table... let's just say it's
like letting Edward Cullen into a blood bank filled with angsty hot
phlebotomists. At HK, Sabrina and Jillian talk about how Gail screwed
the pooch. And while the men experience "The Pursuit of Excellence".
Once the men get back, souschef Scott,
aka the right hand of God, receives word from Ramsay that the menu for
the next service is now YOURS. It's red menu versus blue menu. Each team
will come up with four apps, four mains, and four desserts.
And what the hell is up with Sabrina and
With the menus finalized, the chefs call
it a night... while Vinny and Trev take a drink in the spa... with
The next morning, both brigades are
starting from scratch... sober or no. Russell promises to "break
somebody off something real proper-like".
Remember... your menu... Ramsay's
standards. OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN!
DINNER SERVICE #10
The Red Menu features...
- Wild Mushroom Risotto
- Vanilla Poached Lobster
- New York Strip
The Blue Menu features...
- Ricotta Ravioli
- Roasted Sea Bass with Fingerling Potatoes
- Grilled Lamb Chops
Red Team gets started. Blue Team
continues to wait. Melisse's Chef Josiah Citrin is the first to order
from the Blue Menu... and they better not muck this up. Nona now has the
apps under control as the blues finally get an order in.
Next up, entrees... and Vinny's checked
out. That's not good. Six minutes for Josiah Citrin's lamb. That's VERY
BAD. And after six minutes, it's STILL NOT READY. THAT IS HORRIBLE. And
Josiah's watching the ensuing chaos... ensue. Thanks to Russell, Chef
Citrin finally gets his lamb. Gail's first lobster capellini... is
undercooked... then overcooked... lather rinse repeat.
Red Diners are going hungry. Blue
Diners... are happy... well, some of them. Citrin's lamb is "horrible."
Sabrina's strip... PERFECT. Two hours into service, and entrees are
leaving the red kitchen. Vinny gets another chance on fish.... well, so
much for that.
Gail is under pressure to deliver a
lobster capellini... and seventh time is NOT a charm. Not even close.
Gail's headed to the showers.
Both teams finish service, but damn was
it hard. And Ramsay just says it... "I am not happy." Tomorrow, there
will be only one team, but one person out of the seven will not join
them. They will have the rare opportunity to nominate ANYONE.
... and the ladies all gun for TREV. Take
off your jacket... Have a black one instead. Joining him... Jillian,
Nona, Russell, and Sabrina. That leaves Gail and Vinny...
Vinny is on the decline. Gail is an asset
to her team... Who gets the jacket, and who gets the shaft?
GAIL... gets the black jacket! Vinny goes
"When the competition first started, I
thought Vinny was the one to beat. But after tonight's dismal
performance, he's now the one to go home."
Six become one next time... but will they
truly be a team?
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