|Top Three – Angelo, Carla and Antonia. Tom tells Angelo that the coffee/dill/cilantro mix shouldn’t make sense but it did. Carla asks the judges if they noticed the crust on the bottom. The response, “Oh, we noticed!” Fallon and Carla have a love fest about how awesome her dish is, with Fallon paying her the ultimate Carla complement – he could taste the love.
Antonia’s tongue (hee!) was a challenge, especially since it is on Tom’s menu. The best part – the song she, Carla and Angelo sing about beef tongue. And yes, I now have that ring tone.
Carla obviously wins, and gets a surprise trip to Tokyo in addition to her spot on Fallon’s show. And her second amazing Carla dance begins.
Bottom Three – Tiffany, Fabio and Dale. Blais gives a deep sigh of relief. My wife called him the Lee DeWyze of the season – he constantly thinks he’s going home. Blais suggests to Mike that Blais finished fourth and Mike fifth. Heh.
Tiffany’s “flat dumplings” are criticized by Tom. Fallon wanted gravy and a doughball. Gail thinks the chicken was overpowered by the other stuff, and Tom says she went too far away from the base dish.
Fabio’s “meatball,” according to Padma, is skewered. Gail missed the “beefy goodness.” Tom hated the “grainy” cheese. Fallon says it wasn’t a hamburger, and when you realize it’s not you get disappointed that Fabio chose to go that way. Gail says the focus of the dish was a failure.
Dale’s saltiness is the focus, as Fallon claims to have consumed a keg of beer to make up for it. Gail called it a “salt lick on top of a salt lick.” Fallon thinks the first bite was great, but as you kept going the salt overpowered you. And he reminds us all of the most Cardinal Rule of Top Chef – always taste your food.
Anyway, Tiff’s may have been a bit off, but it tasted alright, and Dale’s was oversalted, but still those first bites were good. Fabio failed to really make a burger. He made a booooorger. So he is out. He vows to one day make a burger for Fallon to make him beg for forgiveness. We all need ambitions.
Next week – My son would go nuts – Sesame Street and Target. Elmo, and the place where we bought his Elmo.
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