Saturday, October 16, 2010

"Hell's Kitchen" 10/13- CELEBRATING 100 EPISODES!

Challenge #7: Letter Ingredient Roulette with a 30-minute time limit.

Blue Team:
Vinny Accardi, Jr. #1: K- Kale
Vinny #2: Y- Yams
Boris Poleschuk: M- Miso
Rob McCue: S- Striped bass
Russell Kook II: A- Asparagus

Red Team:
Trev McGrath: R- Rutabega
Jillian Flathers: C- Cauliflower
Sabrina Brimhall: B- Bok Choy
Gail Novennario: F- Fennel
Nona Silvley: S- Salmon

DISHES:
RT (presented by Sabrina): Salmon in cauliflower puree w/ Baby Bok Choy, pan-rosted fennel & rutabega chips
BT (presented by Boris): Pan-seared striped bass w/ braised kale, asparagus & fried yams in a light Miso broth

The winning dish was made by...

























































































...the RT, despite there being too much butter being used and the rutabega chips tasting too bitter! They fittingly won a Vegas getaway at the Rio, while the BT had to prep over a thousand potatoes.

DINNER SERVICE #7 TROUBLES (during Family Night, with several members of Chef Ramsay's family in the restaurant and a playground being held outside; also, Jerry Springer dined!):

BORIS:
1. Taking too long cooking some steak
2. Slicing a raw cut of steak

JILLIAN:
1. Left out the puree in a risotto

NONA:
1. Too slow in the garnishing department

ROB:
1. Same problem as Nona

SABRINA:
1. Taking too long cooking some steak
2. Arguing with Trev
3. Being hesistant in cooking a chicken

VINNY:
1. Cooking too many risottos
2. Being too slow in serving the risotto's to Chef Ramsay's family

Because 90% of that service's diners left happy according to the comment cards, BOTH teams won!

ELIMINATION: Boris (back-to-back & fourth overall), Nona (back-to-back), Rob & Sabrina (back-to-back & fifth overall) all got nominated...








































































































...but NOBODY was cut in that round!

Challenge #8: After shopping at the Bristol Farms Market with a $60 budget and 20 minutes, both teams had to cook four dishes- one beef, one chicken, one lamb & one pork. Each dish was designated a price, and whoever had the highest combined total value of their dishes won.

Guest Judges: Mark Peel, Sophie Gayot, Libby Rego & Justin Wyborn

Round 1 (Sophie):
Nona: Pan-seared Rib-eye w/ parsnip puree, salteed broccolini & red wine balsalmic reduction- $32
Rob: NY Strip Steak w/ crispy Shittake mushrooms & onions- $26

Round 2 (Mark):
Boris: Marinated pork tenderloin w/ stir-fry- DOUBLE TO $52
Gail: Pan-seared pork tenderloin w/ roasted peach & shallots- $28 ($60)


Round 3 (Libby):
Russell: Chicken Catatori w/ rusted potatoes- $26 ($78)
Trev: Lemon-roasted chicken breast- $22 ($82)

FINAL ROUND (Justin):
Jillian & Sabrina: Lamb w/ lentil & carrots covered by a red wine sauce- $28 ($110)
Vinny: Round-bone lamb chop w/ red potato- $23 ($101)- RT WINS!

The RT got to eat dinner on the waterfront while on a sailboat, leaving the BT having to clean up HK.

100TH DS TROUBS (black-tie):

BORIS:
1. Way too slow cooking appetizers

GAIL:
1. Focusing on making a risotto instead of the meat

ROB:
1. Forgetting to cook the chicken in a dish
2. Undercooking chicken

TREV:
1. Getting confused about cooking some squash
2. Taking way too long in the garnishing department overall

VINNY:
1. Chewy lobster in multiple roasted lobster pasta dishes

Very Special Guests: Rock Harper (Season 3 champ), Christina Machamer (Season 4 champ), Danny Veltri (Season 5 champ) & Holli Ugalde (most recent champ)

The RT won!

(Notes: There was a giant cake with images of the past 99 episodes on it. Also, a live violin band was performing throughout the service.)

ELIMINATION: Boris was in danger for the third consecutive time (and fifth overall), while this was Rob's second straight trip; Vinny was nominated by Ramsay for the second time this season. Leaving HK after the 100th show was...





































































































...Boris.

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