June 17th, 2007 10:16 pm |
This week’s guest judge is Guy Fieri from Guy Fieri’s Big Bite and his new show Drive-Ins and Dives. We start off this week with alot of boo hoos and crying. People are missing their families. Paris girl is all weepy.
They go to the Food Network Kitchens and with Guy is Darryl Dawkins, NBA legend. His nick name is Chocolate Thunder. In this round, they have 45 minutes to make something with chocolate, sweet or savory.
they will present their dish in front of camera and have 30 seconds, in addition to presenting, they have to offer a chocolate tip.
First up is “Fabulous” Paul: He made a Chocolate Thunder Pie. He used words like Dynamite and FAB U LOUS. Paul…tone it down with the FABULOUS. He had a chocolate filling in a phyllo lined souffle dish. His quick time, use a whisk and flick it with the wrist (so gay…).
“Bigboy” Tommy: Cocoa encrusted Pork Tenderloin. Tip: When making chili add some chocolate for richness. Then there was SILENCE. He had 7 seconds left on the clock and he had nothing to say. He stared into the camera.
“Wide Smile” Rory: her dish was a chocolate mousse. Her tip: bodybuilders take dark chocolate to look leaner.
“Serious Eye” JAG: Mexican Style Tempura. He had tempura style chicken and shrimp on a stick with a three-chile-chocolate sauce. When making mole, use sweeter chocolate.
“Adorable” Adrian: Chocolate BBQ Pork. Grilled tenderloin with a honey-chocolate BBQ sauce. He didn’t really offer up a tip. Susie Fogelson said she couldn’t taste the chocolate.
“Parisian” Amy: Chocolate Apricot Tartlet made in a phyllo shell. She doesn’t finish her intro and doesn’t get her tip in. Guy cut her off at zero seconds. Paris, that, Paris this, blah blah
“Crunchy” Columbe: Chocolate Brioche French Toast Sandwich. She says that chocolate is the food of the gods. Her tip: if it doesn’t taste good, it can’t be healthy. Ummm…what?!? Darryl send his piece back..he doesn’t like it.
“Salmon” Mike: Ummm….he never intro’d his dish, he never looked at the camera. His dish was a toasted Chocolate Banana Magic.
Next up on the challenge, invent or reinvent on crowd pleasing food to be serverd at a NJ Mets game. they ahve to get the NBA fans to like their food. They have $300 each and 45 minutes to go shopping. They will be serving their food in carts throughout the stadium. They are all shopping frantically. Colombe notices she had an extra bag in her cart, she leaves it behind.
“Fabulous” Paul is making a Hawaiian Beef Burger. It was Paul’s bag that was left at the market. Some of his important ingredients for the burgers was in that bag.
“Bigboy” Tommy: Italian style meatballs.
“Salmon” Mike: His take on a lobster roll but with shrimp
“Crunchy” Colombe: She is making healthy cheese nachos. Guy askes where’s the cheese, the cheese was in a jar, the he asks if she is making the chips, the chips were in a bag, she isn’t cooking anything. She is making the pico de gallo. Guy looks at her with skeptism. Witch.
“Wide Smile” Rory: texas Style Cheesesteak sandwiches.
“Serious Eye” JAG: Chili Hot Dogs stuffed in a Pita.
“Adorable” Adrian: BBQ Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms. Interesting choice for a ballgame.
“Parisian” Amy: Chicken Quesadilla and Mango Bites. She bought the chicken already cooked
Amy confronts Colombe about her leaving Paul’s bag behind at the market. They get into it at the loft. The next morning they get up early to prep their carts/stations at the stadium. They have 45 minutes to finish up prep. Oddly, Columbe finishes her prep and offers to help Paul. Paul gets hit bad. In a food temperature check, his burgers are regisering at 110, not the 165. However, in his defense, the burgers were already cooked. Paul had to bring the meat back up to 165 and had to cook each patty for each order. Dude..if I could have stepped in to help, I would. Jag had a hit with his pitas. He even had cheese nachos with cheese he made from scratch! Tommy was looking sad at his station. The committee liked Adrian’s dish, no utensils needed. Rory had a low cut blouse on….the committee said she dressed for the crowd.
So back to the studios for evaluation. The winner of the chocolate challenge went to JAG. They were pleased with the presentation and presence. The winner of the NBA challenge was Adrian!! Yea for the cutie! Now were down to six. Two contestants are going to go home today. My guess? I think it will be “Crunchy” Colombe and possibly Tommy. Tommy said he missed his family and that is bringing him down. The committee told him his life in the Food Network world would only be just as bad with being on the road for weeks at a time. His meatballs at the game were HUGE. He offered the dish as a sandwich and the meatballs were too big to bit into in sandwich style. Colombe will be in trouble with not bringing anything to the nachos except for her pineapple pico de gallo.
So how did it turn out? Colombe was sent home. Next was Tommy. The goodbyes were a bit strange. I don’t think anyone felt bad that Colombe was leaving. Adrian was really affected by Tommy’s departure. Tommy got a group hug, Colombe didn’t. Adrian vowed to keep Tommy’s spirit alive by winning.
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