The first challenge is Chris vs. Takashi. Am I the only one who wished 50 Cent and Justin Bieber were there to walk the chefs in? Probably. Back to the challenge. The ingredient? Bacon! Everything is better with bacon. The two chefs help each other throughout the challenge when the other struggles, and I wonder if I would have done the same. I’d love to say yes, but who knows. In the end, Chris’ play on a Mexican breakfast wins over Takashi's dish. Chris will compete for the challenge win, leaving Takashi to cook again to just stay in the competition.
Next up is Lorena vs. Patricia. Patricia has made some pretty harsh comments this episode. While there were tense moments the last few episodes between these two, Patricia flat out questioned Lorena’s palate and knife skills -- them’s fightin’ words, and I kinda thought they were low blows. These two are just like oil and water -- I don’t think they'll be opening up a restaurant together any time soon. They too had to compete with bacon. And although Patricia finished first, even cleaning her station, Lorena won! This probably had to hurt Patricia. So Lorena is on to compete for the title and Patricia will eventually compete against Takashi to save herself.
Next, we move on to Chris versus Lorena, and it seems everyone is cheering for Chris, but this time the ingredient is sugar! And everyone got worried. There has to be a savory dish that could've been made right? Tomato sauce? Something? Either way, both chefs went the dessert direction. Chris made a simple zabaglione and Lorena made chocolate cakes and grilled pineapple. I prefer fruit in my desserts -- I've never been a fan of soufflé or molten chocolate anything, so I would’ve loved Chris’ dish and half of Lorena’s. Again, Lorena wins! And we give her maybe the gaudiest belt known to man. Way to go, Lorena. You are our heavyweight champion!
I found the head-to-head competition on this week's episode quite entertaining. I hope something similar will be featured in future seasons of TC and TCM. Good going.
I hope someone tells Patricia that she is coming off as a nasty jealous little girl. Her behavior is embarrassing. Why doesn't she let the other contestants speak for themselves. I hate when she says "The others are very surprised that Loreana won" or how she says the guys are just amazed by how fast she is. It's obvious she has an overinflated opinion of her own talents, but its pathetic she has to try and tell the tv audience what the she believes the other chefs think of her. I personally think her lame little salad was embarrassing. I hate it when chefs think that their touch is so magical that a salad is just divine coming from their special hands. I think Patricia is just jealous that Loreana is more famous and more feminine.
Patricia is acting like a child, and it's time she went home...she's not nearly as good as she thinks she is! She looks down on Lorena and it's obvious...frankly, I think Lorena is a sweet spark of energy! and an awesome cook! I couldn't have been happier she beat Patricia, too cocky by far.
I personally think Patricia just hasn't gotten over the week that she told Lorena to clean up her mess and Lorena went off on her. I think Lorena is as much to blame as Patricia. Just my opinion.