Magic Chefs

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    Fun With Magic

    By CRaivios, Jul 17, 2009

    This week:

    Anita Lo (Annisa in NY) charity: SHAPE

    Douglas Rodriguez (Alma de Cuba in PHI): Ayuda for the Arts

    John Besh (August in N.O.): Make It Right

    Mark Peel (Campanile in LA): Doctors Without Borders



    Quickfire Challenge:

    Cook an egg with one hand



    Anita: scrambled eggs stuffed back into shell 5 stars



    Douglas: arepa - open faced corn cake with ham 3 stars



    John: Dish did not cook 1/2 star



    Mark: duck egg pasta with light olive oil cream sauce 2 1/2 stars



    Elimination Challenge: Make a dish pertaining to a word associated with magic



    Mark - mystery

    John - surprise

    Douglas - spectacle

    Anita - illusion



    Mark made snapper en papillote



    John made three dishes. One was topped with a creme fraiche and horseradish sorbet that was frozen table side with the help of guest Neil Patrick Harris



    Douglas made duck four ways, with a coconut whose outside was set afire



    Anita made a braised daikon that was stuffed with steak tartare that looked like a scallop with caviar.



    Scores

    Mark 2 1/2 + 4 + 12 = 18 1/2 stars

    John 1/2 + 2 1/2 + 9 = 12 stars

    Douglas 3 + 3 + 7 = 13 stars

    Anita 2 1/2 + 4 1/2 + 13 = 18 1/2 stars



    All in all, it was a very fun show. Again, I would love to sit for dinner at any of these restaurants.moreless

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