Round of 10
Last night on Gordon Ramsay's OTHER show,
the biggest Mystery Box ever unleashed Christian's dark side, prompting
Joe to take his ass to school. In the Elimination Test, Jennifer
could've chosen a bottle of Moet and a balcony seat over a $500 truffle
and her station. It was a decision that she was THIS CLOSE to
regretting, as Erryn took her bullet. The competition now continues with
TEAM CHALLENGE #4: Lunch with Mom
The top 10 converge on the grounds of the Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa
in Pasadena for lunch with three VIP guests...
First, the pick...
TEAM TRACY (blue): Tracy, Adrien, Christian,
TEAM GIUSEPPE (red): Giuseppe, Alejandra, Ben,
And now... the guest judges... The judges' mothers. And allow me to have
a foodie-gasm here. Joe's mother is Lidia Bastianich, the queen of
Italian cuisine in America...... I'M NOT WORTHY! I'M NOT WORTHY! I'M NOT
WORTHY! The other two lovely ladies: Helen Ramsay and Kate Bowles.
The captains will have a few minutes with the mothers to see what they
like and dislike. Gordon's mum doesn't like fish. She does like pasta.
She doesn't like tarts, but the other two moms do.
Now the teams have an hour to plan and cook a three-course lunch with
appetizer, entree, and dessert. Best two out of three courses wins.
And the polenta cakes are falling apart on Giuseppe's side. We have no
pans, no plans, and no time. Over on the blues, Christian has no
problems voicing his opinions.
Time to serve.
- BLUE: Carrot Ginger Soup
- RED: Mixed Green Salad with Crispy Polenta
WINNER: RED (RED lead, 1-0)
The rest of the team has 10 minutes to perfect the entree. Giuseppe is
using store-bought pasta for the carbonara. In front of Lidia Bastianich.
REALLY? And Christian is taking a gamble in front of Helen with...
- BLUE: Pan Seared Turbot with Caramelized Fennel
- RED: Spaghetti Carbonara
WINNER: BLUE (Tied at 1)
Helen thought the pasta was dry. She DID like the fish, though. Convert!
BAck in the kitchen, though, Christian is at it again with presentation
that doesn't look like dessert.
- BLUE: Poached Pear
- RED: Apple Pie
And the winner.... BLUE TEAM! Red team had too much dough in their pie.
PRESSURE TEST #4: Eggs Benedict
Christine's probably ear to ear that she doesn't have to do this
Meanwhile Giuseppe learns a hard lesson... do not DARE insult Gordon
Ramsay's mamma. Or Graham's. Or Lidia Bastianich.
The theme for today's Pressure Test... Eggs Benedict. "YES!" Ben, you're
excited, we get that. You have to create the poached egg/ham/English
muffins and Hollandaise sauce from scratch. And you have 30 minutes to
- Ben Starr: ... technically correct from an observer's point of view,
but nothing from the judges.
- Giuseppe Morisco: A whole yolk is plated on his dish, having escaped
from the white. And the other egg is raw.
- Suzy Singh: Beautiful
- Derrick Prince: no sauce
- Alejandra Schraeder: eggs overcooked
Ben... is safe... as is Suzy. ... and Alejandra.
Bottom two left. Leaving the MasterKitchen tonight...
GIUSEPPE. One of the biggest hearts ever to grace the kitchen is leaving
Nine are left, but any one of them can be next next time. For now, a
moment for our friend... Buona fortuna mio amico.
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