QF had the 7 remaining chefs cooking with (thank god) top-notch ingredients in a piddly 7 minutes. When Colicchio posed this challenge, one of the stipulations was no crudos or ceviches, but i guess with over a minute less time they couldn't ask that of the chefs in this challenge. Still, I thought Naomi's dish looked the most impressive since she actually cooked something.
Why does Traci always look so sour? Even when she's winning she can barely crack a smile. And was it her that was really bitchy during prep time, snapping at Mary Sue? The wear and tear is starting to show on these formerly civil chefs. Floyd, i thought was pretty arrogant tonight. But surprise surprise - a great quote from Hugh: "I've got youth, and panache, and one eyebrow on my side." Showing his sense of humor and eyebrow self-awareness to boot! He actually had a couple of funny lines tonight.
What was the point of the chefs having to publicly unveil their scoring of their fellow chefs' dishes other than to try to create animosity/drama?
EC: cooking for "rock-stars" Maroon 5 (never heard of them). Another silly challenge (prepping & cooking in an RV.) It was interesting tho to see how the two teams came up with such similar dishes. None of that food looked great tho, to me. When you think about Hubert Keller cooking in a dorm room and the deliciousness he put out there, these chefs really seem to be at a much lower tier. Good thing Traci's team boozed the judges up.
Why would you ever pair couscous with spanokopita? dry dry dry. boring salad, overcooked pasta.... i thought for sure Celina would go home. Alex stretched himself thin and got sent home. Traci takes it all tonight.
Next week: THE BEHATTED ONE - GAEL GREEN - IS BACK! Mary Sue loses the top of her thumb. And someone makes out with someone.