Both Spike and Lisa's dishes were good -- for me it was a toss up. I love that Tony Bourdain actually pays compliments to our contestants at this point. The fact that he quantifies some of the dishes put me in such shock that I had to have another sip of Maker's Mark. Dale took on Manuel with Steak au Poivre. I thought both dishes were tasty; Dale's plating was far more creative but I found the pepper on Manuel's steak gave that perfect spicy bite that is so essential to au poivre. And now for Chicken Piccata, otherwise known as "Chicken-However-the-Hell-You-Want-to-Make-it." Though both dishes lacked acid, at least they remembered the capers. I love that Valerie looked particularly smug even though her dish tanked. (Taking two sips for Ryan's shattered ego). And now for the souffle debacle ... Zoi's was dense and overly sweet for me. Erik's was equally hilarious. I think he baked mashed potatoes in a ramekin. I wanted to give them both a hug for getting stuck with the souffle.