Over on the Pig team, it was not so much that Jeff did not know how to butcher pork as it was that he likes to take off the tastiest part. I thought the lamb looked nice on the plate but it looked like a fatless and therefore very low in flavor tenderloin. Pork fat is your friend. It is even tasty as lardo on its own. Aside from that Jeff did a nice job. He has consistently come across as a leader and I am a big fan of green tomatoes so it was nice to see them used. Fabio made raviolis ... again. I am actually looking forward to some day trying Fabio's pasta as I am sure it is great but it just seems so obvious for him to go in that direction. I am also just not a huge pesto fan. It is such a strong sauce that if it is used it needs to be used in moderation and not served with what was described as a delicately flavored ravioli filling. Rad seemed a bit slow this week. She has mentioned before that she does not always move that quickly (while cleaning duck was mentioned). When you are on a team you just have to step it up a bit and contribute as much as you can.
Team Chicken wound up getting past any disagreements and putting together a nice lunch. Chicken gets the shaft sometimes and is considered ordinary, but when done right I absolutely love it. Especially farm-raised chicken. The whole plate looked simple and delicious as chicken should be. I guess the chicken soup could have seemed a bit odd on a hot day, but if you have the bones to work with why not turn them into a delicious consomme. Looks like Carla is our star pastry chef this season. She just makes a damn tasty pastry crust and when served with farm fresh fruits and a little lemon cream you cannot go wrong. Again, simple but delicious.
Seemed that the issues with the butchery of the lamb were the standout mistakes in the judges' minds. Though Arianne was at fault as it was her work that went wrong, I thought the whole team was equally to blame for how it all went down. And after watching the previews for next week I am already sick of the Leah and Hosea game. Just hoping the producers do not bring us into the real world and that we can move past this little romance.