Wednesday, June 02, 2010

"Top Chef Masters" 6/2

Final Quickfire: Cook something that comes out of an opponent's cookbook within 90 minutes.

James Oseland will be the judge for this challenge.

Jonathan Waxman will be cooking something from Marcus Samuelsson's cookbook, while Marcus will do the same from Jonathan's, and you know the rest from there.

THE DISHES:

Jonathan: Chicken Thai Curry Soup w/ Thai Basil
Marcus: Crispy Soup w/ crispy tortilla chips & avocado goat cheese guacamole
Susur: Tunisian Fish Soup w/ olives, capers, white wine, cumin & coriander seeds
Rick: Scallop, mussel & pancetta Asian-style Cioppino

SCORES:

Jonathan: 3
Marcus: 4.5

Susur: 4
Rick: 3.5- MARCUS WINS!

ELIMINATION CHALLENGE: Cook a meal for "The Groundlings" cast based on three improvised words.

This week's Whole Foods Market shopping budget is $400 within 45 minutes.

WORD CHOICES:

Marcus: Violet, pleasure & salmon
Susur: Chocolate, lust & peanut butter
Rick: Red, anger & bacon
Jonathan: Burnt sienna, depression & avocado

THE DISHES:

Rick: Pork loin w/ poached oysters, bacon & Spicy Kimchi Cream
Marcus: Confit of salmon w/ caviar, shrimp & Sake
Jonathan: Mesquite-grilled chicken breast w/ French Fries, yams, avocado & grapefruit
Susur: Chocolate mousse w/ coriander, caramel, peanut butter mousse & chocolate crumble

FINAL SCORES FOR THIS WEEK'S TOP TWO:

SUSUR:
Gail: 4
James: 4
Jay: 4.5
Diners: 4.5
TOTAL: 17


MARCUS:
Gail: 4.5
James: 4.5

Jay: 4.5
Diners: 4
TOTAL: 17.5- WIN!

BOTTOM TWO SCORES:

JONATHAN:
Gail: 3
James: 2.5

Jay: 3
Diners: 3
TOTAL: 11.5


RICK:
Gail: 3.5
James: 3
Jay: 3.5

Diners: 3.5
TOTAL: 13.5- JONATHAN ELIMINATED

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