Dishes with my mental notes:
CJ & Tyler: Pork Crumpet Burger with Spicy Dill Pickles
Soggy bottomed burger that was a complete failure.
Beautiful Ones! Micah & Kristen: Cheese Curds Three Ways: Bechamel, Raw & Fried
Everything tasted like cheese dip. Not very exciting, but not a loser.
Bart Knight & Sheldon Spam-A-Lot: Candied Salmon with Sweet & Sour Salad
Weird dish but again, not weird enough for losing. Definitely the most complex of the meal.
Lizzie & Danyele: Coconut Curry Chocolate Mousse Tart
Strange flavors, but technically quite good. Chocolate work is never easy. Not as bad as CJ thought.
Jimmy Sears-Tesar & Josh: Pan-seared Pork Tenderloin with Truffle Popcorn Grits
Just not a smart dish. Two very accomplished chefs who made many mistakes in their dish. Grits were horrible, and the pork was tough as can be.
Eliza & Josie: Curry Cardamom Broth, Manila Clams & Seared White King Salmon
Not shabby. Probably would have won if TC hadn’t taken away that chance.
Stefan & Brooke: Rose Petal Glazed Muscovy Duck with Braised Cabbage
Sweet sweet sweet. I have a problem with really sweet savory food and this was a glaring problem.