In the second of the three-part finale, the remaining three chefs take a surprise visit to the lush organic farm, Purisima de Jalpa on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, that supplies the top restaurants in the region. For their Quickfire Challenge, the chefs must create two dishes with chocolate: one sweet and one savory. For their last Elimination Challenge before the Finale, the chefs create a six-course progressive menu, with each dish highlighting one different Mexican ingredient. Tensions flare when one chef gets the short end of the stick. The two chefs whose dishes best highlight their Mexican ingredients will move on to the Finale and battle for the title of Top Chef. Joining the panel are guest judges Richard Blais and Eduardo Palazuelos, as well as acclaimed chefs Zarela Martinez, Enrique Farjeat, Marco Beteta, and Bricio Dominguez.
The Dishes: Feast of Flavors
Things heat up this week when the last three chefs are challenged with creating dishes emphasizing Mexican staples.