So, they’re on the road to Santa Barbara. First stop is the ocean to get uni. At least they just get it handed to them . . .no crazy catch-your-own nonsense. Then it’s off to a vineyard where they are going to pair uni and wine. One chef (it’s early and there are too many chefs to remember) hasn’t had a drink in over a year, just reads the notes. A few of the others seem to have not tasted the wines either. Grayson reveals her boyfriend is a sommelier. Anyhow, it’s an elimination QF we’re told. There was some good, some bad. And Grayson wins immunity!
Then, the bottom and it’s Giselle. Except it isn’t. She doesn’t get eliminated. Some funky thing about she gets to pick another chef to go one-on-one with. She picks Angelina, Angelina loses and so nobody is eliminated. WTF waste of time was that?
Elimination challenge is surf and turf. Chefs pair off and prepare a surf and turf dish as a team. Grayson will cook against whatever team she chooses. There’s a mad dash for the proteins and the obligatory visit to Whole Foods. They return to the very nice, very large kitchen at the resort. Tome enters to deliver the twist: It’s now a surf vs turf challenge. The former teammates are now in head-to-head competition, with one preparing surf and one turf. The loser of each is up for elimination. They serve a large table of notables such as the owner of Beast and Richard Blais in a gorgeous setting.
Some are successful, some not so much. As always, some pairs served two good dishes, leaving a good dish up for elimination. Some pairs served two poor dishes, leaving a poor dish safe. In the end, Frances says goodbye and Kwame wins.
Wow, I really miss LindaWhit