It's a double-elimination challenge, with two chefs being sent home at the end of the episode. The pressure is, indeed, on.
After being greeted at Má Pêche by David Chang in chef whites (hot!), Angelo becomes "that guy" about the food. You know the type: the socially retarded guy with culinary verbal diarrhea who over-analyzes and talks about every single ingredient, technique and nuance as he's eating something. It's clearly giving Tiffany D. the stabby thoughts. At Marea, after being welcomed by chef Michael White, Blais admits he needs editing help when it comes to his food, and that he's going to have to show some restraint the next day. Wylie Dufresne greets Marcel and his team at WD-50, where Marcel is giddier than a kid on Christmas morning, and Carla embraces the challenge of marrying her classic approach with Wylie's modern inspiration and style. At Townhouse, chef David Burke overwhelms Antonia and her team with whimsical touches, larger-than-life presentations and challenging ingredient manipulations.
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