Hey Co. fans! We're back and it's the penultimate episode. Are you sad? I'm already feeling a misty, but maybe it was just all the smoke coming off of Che's fire causing my eyes to tear up. Let's assess this week's pair of parties now.
The Great White Way
Over kimchee reubens (yum!) Bleezy and Jasmine discuss the next gig -- Lynn Cohen's 60th anniversary party. First of all, Sandy Cohen -- it's a little funny right? Lynn wants elegant food to match her elegant hats, which will give Sandy some pause. His son thinks a good steak and a Brooklyn cheesecake will be just the thing to keep the party man-centric. More importantly, Lynn has plans to change outfits with every course. God bless this woman.
Che, operating on little sleep, was really delightful in the kitchen (hit the beef with some sau-au-auce), and it was revealed he doesn't even drink coffee. How can this be?! The man has a child and has not caved? He's a better human than I.
The Co. is really, really hitting its stride now, and this is the perfect time to do it. If Lynn's going to change outfits for each dish, those dishes need to be perfect. And perfect they were – even the "fusspot" liked it. And the least Lynn could do for Sandy, the cheesecake, looked both nipple-like and delicious. Success!
Be Our Guest of a Guest
Roblé's next clients are a little less adorable old folks and a little more difficult veggie eaters.
However Roblé, being who he is, isn't going to have that. He's going to give this party some meaty deliciousness whether they want it or not -- because that's what the guests of a Guest of a Guest want. So he whips up a couple of dishes vegitarians love -- beef yakatori, pork tacos -- and convinces the second in command this is a great idea. I have to say, I get his perspective, but I'm not sure it was the right move. After all this is Guest of a Guest's party, and so they should decide the food -- even if they are wrong. . .
In the end, after revealing a grouper fish taco station under that copper dome and racking up a record number of tweets (obviously the sign of a good party) he wins with the client.
Jasmine doesn't feel that way, though, as she's miffed that Roblé virtually ignores her when she comes into the kitchen. And so another fight about her role in the Co. unfurls, leaving us to wonder if she packed her pescetarian delights never to return again.
Next week is the finale with Bravo favorite Rachel Dratch. I hope the party is completely Debbie Downer themed (a girl can dream!)