|Eliminaation Challenge – The Beastie Boy kitchen challenge – make desserts from other crap. Judging will be Gail, Elvis, Dann and Ad-Rock.
Carlos – Popcorn Panna Cotta, Spicy Cucumber Air, Bacon Caramel, and Popcorn Glass – The glass looks really cool, and Carlos describes it as Cracker Jack-like. Dann likes how you can taste the cucumber.
Orlando – Coffee, Strawberry, and Rum Parfait with Green Peas – Elvis gives O crap about not making his own cookies. Ad-Rock rightfully says that he could buy cookies. Dann thinks it is an artful dish, and she’s right, it is very pretty.
Megan – Chivas Whiskey Pudding Cake, Brass Monkey Sorbet, and Caramelized Onions – Gail can smell the onions, and is drunk from the smell of all this liquor. Elvis’ cake falls apart.
Macho- Prosciutto Cake, Chicken Toffee Sauce, and Cheddar Ice Cream – Yes, she made cheese ice cream. Ad-Rock thinks the chicken skin crisp she added tastes like chicken. Hmm.
Katzie – Sweet Pommes Frites with Sweet and Savory Sauces – Elvis says it is all over the place, sweet, salty, sweet. Gail wanted the cheesy sauce to be more intense.
Rebecca – Falafel Panna Cotta with Ham Pecan Brittle and 40 oz. Ice Cream – Elvis is overwhelmed by garlic.Gail can’t taste the beer, but Dann can taste the falafel.
Hammer – Pork and Bean Brownie, Pine Nut Cream, and Naked Ravioli – I don’t love the lack of real pizza on the plate, but whatever, it was a crazy hard challenge for him. Ad-Rock loves the brownie and describes it like a dog with peanut butter in his mouth. Elvis wishes for more pork and bean flavor.
Matt – Cornbread and Mashed Potato Cheesecake, Whiskey Caramel, and Gravy Foam -Oh that gravy. Elvis gives the best complement – they can taste all of the pantry items in there.
The judges confuse the room by calling back Katzie, Megan and Rebecca. This week the bottom goes first. I was expecting Orlando, Megan and Rebecca, but not so much. Rebecca and Megan try to blame their ingredients, but the others had the same obstacles, in fact, many of them had it much harder. Rebecca’s was all garlic and not enough beer. Megan called it a pudding cake, but it was dry. Plus, she should have used the onions in a cake or something, instead of as its own dish. Ad-Rock wanted a hot dog. Katzie was boring.
Matt, Hammer and Macho come back for the win. Hello fourth and fifth place for Carlos and Orlando. Macho’s haunted Ad-Rock and dann loved the many textures. Ad-Rock tells Hammer he made a mean brownie, and Elvis loves how Hammer sabotaged himself. Massive level of difficulty. Matt’s gravy won the day. Inspired. He takes the win.
I loved Ad-Rock’s take on Katzie – she made french fries with dipping sauce, not a pork and beans brownie. “From my culinary standpoint…I’m just sayin.” And on Rebecca, “From my culinarry standpoint, she effed up. It was nasty y’all.”
Rebecca leaves, and then there were seven.
Next week – Chocolate any way. Orlando vs. Hammer. Orlando can’t shut up, and Matt calls someone an a-hole.
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