I am sorry, but if I had been one of the chefs in tonight's episode I'd have just said "$@%# off" and went home. Padma flat-out LIED to them. "You just get to go out and party," whereupon they dressed accordingly, only to find out that no, indeed, they got to cook--now in their party clothes and heels. I was glad to see some of them make the best of it, even do well; but for heaven's sake. That challenge was so patently unfair that I found myself rising up in righteous indignation on the chefs' behalf.
I'll be anxious to see what kind of explanation the judges have for this reprehensible challenge on the blogs.