Stefan: braised pork belly with beer sauce, parsnip, and eel ravioli.
Josh: scrambled scallops with braised pork belly and bacon.
Sheldon: Korean BBQ filet mignon, tempura lobster, sesame cabbage, kimchi and teriyaki sauce.
Lizzie: cabbage stuffed with suckling pig and scallops with mustard sour cream and pickled shallots and apple.
Time for Judges’ Table! All five of them stand before Padma, Tom, Hugh and Curtis. Brooke is lauded for her innovative protein selection, despite her greasy papadum (BTW, I call Greasy Papadum as my punk band name). Sheldon is told some of his elements — the cold tempura, for one — were “inedible.” Curtis tells Josh his scrambled scallops were surprisingly good. Stefan’s dish was criticized for its greasy sauce, too-hard pork skin and ravioli’s lack of eel flavor. Tom and Hugh liked Lizzie’s dish concept, but thought it could’ve been a little more “done.”
Who wins the innovative, imaginative, surf and turf challenge on a boat in a restaurant from the ’80s? Brooke! Not only does she win the challenge, she wins a cruise (which, ew). Lizzie and Josh are told they’re safe from elimination, leaving Sheldon and Stefan on the bottom.
Who’s going home? It’s Stefan, who goes up against Kristen (and loses) in Bravo’s online series “Last Chance Kitchen.” And, there’s always the person who wins the text-to-save option, somehow getting back into the mix. So, while we’re down to the final four on the show itself, we’re sort of really back up to a final six, of sorts, right?
Up next week: Juneau, salmon, thermal underwear, dog sleds, Josh’s wife in labor back home, Sarah Palin (ha ha, just kidding . . . or am I?), and Padma telling someone their dish was dog food.