Thursday, May 10, 2012

DEBUT: "Around the World in 80 Plates"

First Exceptional Ingredient Challenge ("Pub Crawl"): Two teams of six in London, England each had to go to three different pubs & completely eat a given course for each one.

RT: Nookie Postal (Cambridge, MA), Jenna Johansen (Denver; originally from Boulder, CO), Clara Moore (St. Louis), John Vermiglio (Chicago; originally from Clinton Township, MI), Nicole Lou (S.F.; originally from S.J.) & Gary Walker (Chicago; originally from Detroit)
BT: Sai Pituk (El Paso), Keven "Cheven" Lee (Chatsworth, CA), Chaz Brown (Voorhees, NJ), Liz Garrett (L.A.), Avery Pursell (Sherman Oaks; originally from L.A.) & Nick Lacasse (Chicago; originally from Burlington, VT)

The winners of each of these challenges get an advantage in The Takeover, where the losers of each of those will have to vote off one of their members. The eventual champion will take home $150K & an all-new 2013 Infiniti JX35 worth $41,400.

1. The Drapers Arms: Finish three plates of black pudding hash & drink a Pimm's cocktail
2. The Duke of Cambridge: Eat three steak/kidney pies or drink three yards of Yale
3. The Camden Head (where Curtis & Cat were): Finish six plates of fish & chips w/ one pint of Scrumpy

FIRST EI- Potatoes (so only that team could use potatoes for any of their dishes).

THE FIRST TAKEOVER: The teams had to run one of the first two listed pubs & prepare five dishes- two of their own choosing & the other three required gastropub foods (the hash, pies and fish & chips).
Budget of the Week (half-hour): 800 British Pounds


BT: The Duke of Cambridge
Liz & Avery: Fish w/ polenta chips
Chaz & Keven: Black pudding
Avery: Steak/kidney pie
Nick: Grilled Halibut w/ creamed rocket (arugula)
Keven: Bread pudding w/ cherries on top of it

RT: The Drapers Arms
Clara: Bubble & Squeak
Nookie: Steak/kidney pie
Jenna: Fish & chips
John: Ploughman's Sandwich
Nicole: Black pudding hash

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