Season 2 Episode 6

A Prickly Situation

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 21, 2009 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Ross Gill is the executive chef and general manager of Home Restaurant in New York, New York.
Yvan Lemoine is the chef, mixologist and owner of iFood Studios in New York, New York.
Peter Klein is the executive chef and part owner of Chow Bar in New York, New York.
Natalia Machado is the junior executive chef at Industria Argentina in New York, New York.
Appetizer Baskets:
Sea Urchin
Chef Ross - Sea Urchin Chowder with Fennel Salad
Chef Yvan - Sea Urchin Flan with Fennel Salad
Chef Peter - "Frenched" Toast with Braised Fennel & Arugula
Chef Natalia - Fennel Citrus Salad with Marinated Sea Urchin
Chef Peter Klein was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges determined that he did not execute his dish properly, considering the small portion of sea urchin.
Entrée Baskets:
Blackstrap Molasses
Red Snapper
Parsley Root
Dried Cranberries
Chef Yvan - Red "Mojito" Snapper with Parsley Root Purée
Chef Natalia -  Molasses Glazed Snapper with Chimichurri Sauce
Chef Ross - Molasses Snapper with Parsley Root Salad
Chef Ross Gill was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges found his dish to be muddled and that he used too many ingredients.
Dessert Baskets:
Bulgur Wheat
Pomegranate Juice
Green Papaya
Chef Natalia - Bulgur Wheat Genoise with Caramelized Pineapple
Chef Yvan - Roasted Almond Pudding with Green Papaya Salad
Chef Yvan Lemoine was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges found some inconsistencies in his meal and that there was a lack of creativity in the escalation of the rounds; they also noted his lack of respect for time in the Dessert round.
Chef Natalia Machado won the $10,000 prize.