Next came Liz's pot pie. According to Chef Leung, "Asians do not like this." I couldn't decide if I appreciated her take on an American comfort foos with an Asian twist or thought it was a total disaster. Either way, her pork was overcooked. At one point in the kitchen, Liz says that there was shift in the competition.. "We've all got targets on our backs." And therein lies LIz's problem: she's always had a target on her back and never realized it. Hopefuly she hasn't realized this too late.
Next came John's course, which was a complete train wreck. His "snow" melted and he overcooked his sallops. John had said "Chinese people love scallops." Well, I'd like to follow up that complete overgeneralizeatin with "Nobody likes overcooked scallops."
Nicole serves her smoked duck. Cat calls it "astringent." Maybe Nicole can sell her duck at Kiehl's? I only started drinking tea recently, but I still don't love tea-flavored things, so her dish would probably been a miss for me.
Finally, we have Avery's dessert, which seemed to be the best dish of the night, which is why she wins Most Valuable Chef. Nookie complained that her flavors were Thai. I don't think he's wrong, but he needs to get over it.
The remaing chefs have to vote someone else off. Not surprisingly, Nicole goes home, but not after John goes into a tirade about her lack of passion. I couldn't tell if he was a little tipsy, but I'm also noticing that every chef on this show mumbles, so who knows? At this point in the competioin, I may have voted off my biggest competition, which is Nookie.I still don't understand why the other chefs are afraid to vote him off. Oh, because they're totally blind to his manipulation -- that's right. John likes to think he's playing the game as well as Nookie, but he's not, and his little outburst showed that.
Next week, we're in Buenos Aires. If that doesn't get Curtis to take his shirt off, I just don't know what will. (Did I just type that?) Until then, Have a Nosh!