Thursday, December 09, 2010

"Hell's Kitchen" 12/8- SEMI-FINALS

Next-To-Last Challenge: Make a fusion dish (using ingredients from two different countries) in 45 minutes.

Country Choices:

Nona Sivley: Greece & Italy
Jillian Flathers: Spain & Thailand
Russell Kook II: France & India
Trev & McGrath: China & Mexico

Guest Judges (all executive chefs): Philip Dubose (Asia De Cuba), Helene An (Crustacean) & Lee Hefter (Spago)

DISHES:

Trev: Carne asada w/ Habanero- DUD (bland)
Nona: Rustic seafood ragu w/ mussels & shrimp over Greek pasta w/ roasted tomatoes, Balsamic & Maraschino cherries
Russell: Duck a la Orange w/ curry powder & Foie Gras- DUD (overcooked)
Jillian: Spicy mayo & soybean curd-marinated shrimp over white rice w/ chorizo- WIN!

Jillian got to go to Spago w/ Chef Ramsay, while it was Moving Day for the other three cooks.

DINNER SERVICE #14 PASS RUN/QUALITY CONTROL TEST ORDER:

1. Russell (pecans being used instead of walnuts for a salad)- PASS
2. Nona (mashed celery root instead of such potatoes)- FAIL
3. Trev (sea bass instead of halibut)- PASS
4. Jillian (NY Strip instead of Rib Eye)- FAIL

Notable Guests: Sasha Vujacic (former two-time NBA champion)

FINAL RESULTS: I'm sorry to tell Trev...


























































































...because he tried to get too much food out at one team, he was DEFINITELY ELIMINATED. The finalists of Season 8 are...







































































































































Jillian
Nona
Russell

...Nona & Russell!

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