I just had to say that because I thought it was so hilarious and out of character when Stephanie said it as a bird entered the Puerto Rico kitchen. Well, let's get to it. We're down to the wire.
The Quickfire: I must admit I got a little annoyed by Richard's "play" on chips and salsa and "play" on sweet and salty bar food. He is an extraordinary chef, but sometimes it just is what it is.
Antonia's initial demise was only using her plantain in a jam instead of making it a more prominent factor in the dish. She was off to a bad day.
Stephanie finally killed the Quickfire, and I've been saying if she could ever nail one of these, she could nail the competition. Her never-made-before tostones were a big hit. I think her ability to take chances with new dishes and always pull it off is why she's such a strong contender.
Lisa did a great job too. I liked the way she ran inside to look at her protein ingredients. She definitely is a solid chef. Ultimately, Stephanie killed the Quickfire which means she can take this.
I do think Richard is the best of the group. She is the second, but I hope Bravo doesn't choose a woman just because they think it is time. There hasn't been a triple crown winner in 30 years, and if Big Brown doesn't show up to the party this Saturday at the Belmont, it will soon be 31 years.