For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants had to make a fun innovative dessert showcasing the lemon. I love lemon desserts! Love love love them! My birthday is next month & Baker Mom is whipping up some lemon tarts for me. October 21st, don't forget! Anyways, Pouty Pants Award goes to Orlando because apparently, taste is not personal. What a brat! And, FYI Orlando, lemon & chocolate taste super shitty together. The winner was the cutie Matthew (and, along w/ Katzie, are becoming my personal faves in this competition) w/ his lemon vanilla creme w/ mint puree and hazelnut sable. Um...WOW!
For the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants were broken into teams AGAIN. Have I mentioned how much I dislike team challenges. Harumph! But I digress. The cheftestants had to make have to make a fancy cake to serve to 150 guests at the Disney Concert Hall's opening night. Each chefestant is responsible for their own layer of cake. Think extra fancy and decadent. Top Chef, please, you had me at cake. And Team Cutie Matthew wins! Though, they felt Matthew's cake was the least pleasing as it was too dense. Melissa the "see you next Tuesday" was recognized for her cardamom concoction. Word o' advice, Melissa. Stop being such a jerk! And packing it up was Van and his boring caramel pistachio dry mess.