The Chopping Block, episode 3
Posted March 25, 2009on:
This week on Chopping Block, Marco sent the teams to Central Park for a little field trip. Then each team had to cook him a dish inspired by ingredients they saw at the Park. Black Team won, so they would get help from Will, a professional restaurant manager for their dinner challenge. The challenge tonight, the restaurants would be open to public, so they had no idea how many people would be coming. They also had to prepare 4 main entree choices inspired by the ingredients.
Even though Black Team had the advantage of having a restaurant manager, they still struggled with pouring customers. Also, some customers complained that the Squab they served was undercooked and the salad was bland. Moreover, one of their chefs had a little accident with knife. On the other hand, the tension on Red team between Panya and Vanessa had reached a point where they couldn’t work well with each other so it affected their performance.
This week’s surprise, all the customers dining were the judges. After they ate at either restaurant, they rated the restaurant and wrote critic at zagat.com. For Red Team: dirty table cloth, long waiting, unadventourus food. For Black Team: unmemorable food, of course, undercooked squab. Both teams scored really low on a scale from 0-30. For Crimson, they got 11 for food, 7 for both service and decor. I don’t know if I missed it or they didn’t announce Soul’s score, but anyway, they won.
Of course, during elimination, Vanessa and Panya pointed finger at each other and started bickering. In the end, Panya dragged her parter down and they were eliminated. I do think Vanessa and her partner were the weaker link, but due to unable to cooparate with others, Panya & Michael are out of the game.