I’ve noticed lately that the shows I like the most get the least amount comments and the show I like the least get the most. It seems like the trend is that being outraged my something is more proactive than enjoying something. That is precisely the reason shows like the housewives get such high ratings. Just a bit of an observation.
Tonight, Christopher is still down in the dumps after the last elimination challenge. I really need him to put his big boy pants on at this point and get in the game for himself. His compassion for others is a very admirable trait, but this is a competition to the death, man. Get your head in the game! Bruce is really starting to be distracted by his son at home he has not met yet.
Tonight’s Quickfire is to cook a dish that showcases edible flowers. There is no more immunity. This Quickfire is also a sudden death. The bottom three will battle it out and someone will not make it to the elimination challenge.
Christopher is doing a tartare with sea bass and scallop and is using chive and onion blossoms. That’s sort of a cop out, or perhaps it just really smart. Bruce is making pasta. Doesn’t he do that every week? Fatima is doing a rack of lamb. Joseph is roasting radishes with some of the flowers. Something happened to the first type of pasta Bruce wanted to make so he is repeating a pasta he has already done. Things are not looking good for Bruce. Carrie is making something called fancy toast. She is the only one who knows what that is. Sounds simple. Mustache Joe mocks the toast idea too. He is making dumplings. Again. What is with all the repeats tonight. I will say that squash blossom dumplings does sound good though. Adrienne made a beautifully plated seared scallop.
Padma actually said. “Pasta, again?” to Bruce. Padma stalks off muttering about how they are killing her with the pasta and polenta.
The top two were Fatima’s lamb and Carrie’s fancy toast. Fancy toast wins!
The bottom three are Joseph’s radishes were not roasted long enough, Christopher’s tartare was too heavily dressed, and Mustache Joe’s poaches squash blossom. Really? Bruce skates through?
The elimination is a cauliflower challenge. Joseph is doing a cauliflower rice dish and the guest judge has that on his menu. Joseph has never made it before. That could be a problem. Then Tom Colicchio literally gags on Mustache Joe’s buffalo cauliflower. Tom says he didn’t like any of the dishes. He particularly hate Mustache Joe’s dish. The guest judge hated Joseph’s “rice” dish. That make Padma the deciding vote. She eliminates Joseph and Fatima has a meltdown crying and so does Carrie. The girls love Joseph and openly cheered for him. I am sure that Bruce will go next. When the show opened and they were all on the couches they were talking about them having more room to sit. Bruce says if he and Joseph leave there will be a lot more. Foreshadowing?
The guest judge for the elimination challenge is a Pit Master and of course he is friends with Bruce. Isn’t everyone? Since Carrie won the quickfire, she gets to choose her partner and the other teams. She chooses Christopher. The other teams are Adrienne and Joe and Bruce and Fatima.
It is quickly obvious that Bruce and Fatima will lose. Fatima basically wanted something in Bronco colors so the are doing blue nachos with orange cheese. Fatima is putting lentils on nachos. I think that gives the other teams an automatic first down. Tom just said he loves nachos, so what do I know. Bruce is also doing a sirloin dish of some sort.
Adrienne and Joe are doing ribs. Christopher and Carrie are doing some twist on poutine.
I been tailgating a million times. I can’t remember a single thing I ate. In fact, I can’t remember much of it at all.
Everyone in the crowd seems to be pulling for Carrie because she is the local girl. The poutine with pork is a huge hit. The judges are a bit perplexed that Fatima and Bruce did separate dishes. Fatima could be in trouble with her nachos.
Adrienne and Joe’s ribs are a hit. The did not like the fried mac & cheese.
Tom has not been impressed with a dish this entire episode. The clear winner was Christopher and Carrie. They were the only elevated version of a tailgating dish. They both win a trip for two to the Superbowl VII which is AMAZING because Christopher is a HUGE Eagles fan. Now I have a team to root for in the game.
Bruce is safe with his sirloin. It’s down to Fatima and Joe. Sadly, Fatima goes home. Padma looks as devastated as I am. I need to check her Instagram and see how she is recovering from her cancer surgery.
Next week: We are down to five chefs. And it is some sort of Stephen King Horror theme.