11 Chefs Compete
Last week, Hell's Kitchen hosted a high
school reunion, but it was anything but musical for the Reds on the Team
Challenge and the Blues on the Service. Elise took the reigns and had
her best service yet. The Blues, on the other hand... sent Monterray
home on the back of his poor fish performance.
The Blues are tired of losing, and
they're not going to do it anymore. Meanwhile, Krupa gets a little
bit... relaxed. And by relaxed, we mean pissy ass drunk. And she's
feeling it the next morning.
CHALLENGE #7: My Big Fat Drunk Challenge (creativity)
A lot of ingredients. A lot of possibilities. But mixing these up
for our chefs are Hallie & Christina, who would make... beer out of
these ingredients. That's because they're beer sommeliers. And today, so
are you! Each will create a dish based on beer in 45 minutes. Then rank
your dishes, and have'em go head to head. Best of five wins.
Krupa is still.... asleep. Pay attention,
kids. This is relevant.
Krupa's dish is dropped.
PAUL: Hefeweizen Salmon
CARRIE: Filet in Stout with Raspberry Stout
WINNER: Carrie (Red up, 1-0)
JONATHON: Punch-Drunk Chicken... 2.0
ELISE: Belgian White Salmon
WINNER: Elise (Red up, 2-0)
NATALIE: Chocolate Stout Filet
JENNIFER: Hefeweizen Sausage & Chicken Stew
WINNER: Natalie (Red up, 2-1)
ELIZABETH: Amber Mussels & Clams
WILL: Lambic-Infused Venison Loin
WINNER: Will (Tied at 2)
JAMIE: Belgian White Duck
TOMMY: Raspberry Lambic Duck
WINNER: TOMMY (BLUES win, 3-2)
Once again, the Blues are going to enjoy
the fruits of their labor (no, not that, Jonathon) with a trip to the
Long Beach Grand Prix. The Reds... are taking delivery.
And Elise is... just... standing there...
again. Really, come on, Elise. Your own team can't stand you. And
they're not about to let her go off the hook about it. And reality
cliche #15: Elise is not here to make friends. Well, that would help a
At the tracks, Paul is like Ralph Wiggum
to a female driver saying... "So... you like... stuff?"
Next day, and Elise seems to have turned
a new leaf. Apparently all she needs is to not be punished. Meanwhile
the Blues are looking at today as a redemption. Do what you know. Know
what you do. That's all we ask.
Fast-forward to... "James! OPEN HELL'S
DINNER SERVICE #7: Beer Night
There are football players in presence, like Andre Carter and Matt
Leinart. They're all waiting for the now-ratified CBA, while Ramsay has
added beer towers to every table and Belgian Ale-steamed mussels and
stout-spiced venison to the menu. Want to cook them at home? I hope
fox.com is putting the recipe up.
The Reds are starting strong where they
finished. The Blues are looking to start strong as well. But Natalie
puts a stop to the good times. Great risotto, crap scallops. Elise...
has a drippy salad. That's not good. They recover quickly, while Natalie
is looking to impress with the second attempt... Nope. Sorry. Can't do
it. She cooked 30 scallops at least. And NONE of them are right. Thanks
to Will, she actually gets a batch right.
The Reds now onto entrees, and Jamie on
fish and Krupa on meat need to keep the momentum going. They're... not
in sync. At all. They're also raw, both of them. Elise decides to put
her foot up someone's ass, while Jonathon is looking to impress on the
blue side of the world.. but thanks to Tommy, the wellies are screwed.
Ninety minutes into service, and the
Blues are logjammed, while the Reds are pushing entrees... and Elise is
pushing buttons by yelling every ticket at once. Krupa sinks the ship on
meat... while Jonathon and Natalie are trying to get the Blues back on
track. But Tommy's wellies are all over under over under... and Ramsay's
about to have at him. He sends him and Natalie back, and Jonathon's
ready to clock out in some edited sound-byte madness. Not to tell Art
and Kent how to do their job but... that's just unnecessary. Ultimately,
he does take responsibility for the meats.
A few tickets remain, but will the teams
finish on a high? We do... but like last week this time, there's no real
winner here. Ramsay's looking for greatness and he didn't find it.
While the Blues find two easy marks,
Jamie and Elise are about to tear each others' heads off.
The Blues nominate Natalie (weak fish) and Jonathon (weak meat). The
Reds nominate Krupa (weak meat) and Jamie (one weak fish). She also
brings up Elise being... well, Elise.
Ramsay wants to hear from the nominated
four. Jamie has a lot of fight in her. Krupa still has a lot to give.
Jonathon wasn't ready to walk out on someone else's mistake. Natalie
knows that she's better than that.
Ramsay then asks for... KRUPA'S jacket.
BUT... he's not done yet. What does Ramsay have in store? Find out in 23
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