Well this can't be a spoiler since both the 9pm and midnight airings are long gone on both coasts. (Still if you haven't seen it yet, don't read this until afterwards.)
Wow. Another very interesting one with the melons and also the spin on the required frozen component per dish!
Lots of complexity. Lots of interesting concepts and flavor combinations. Very close battle. And yea, a Philly chef won! (My home town, plus Philadelphia always gets lost by the culinary elitists of near by NYC. So, hahaha, in your face New York!)
To no suprise there would be one or two "carpaccios". One or two cold soups. And one or two something with ham/serrento/prosciutto and there were. But even there, interesting combinations. The shaved melon was interesting. Avacaco and honey dew shake was a wild surprise.
Flay continues to do well way outside his big beef and spice comfort zone, which I think is a testament to his skill. And Garces really showed he's a true talent. All in all a very enjoyable show.