Season 12 Episode 11

Belly Dance!

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 31, 2012 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Danushka Lysek is a private chef and model in New York, New York.
Ryan Bartlow is the chef de cuisine at Frankies 570 in New York, New York.
Michael Chen is the executive sous chef at Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Matt Murphy is the executive chef at The Irish House in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Appetizer Baskets:
Tuna Belly
Dandelion Greens
Canned Chickpeas
Chef Danushka - Seared Tuna Belly with Dandelion Salad
Chef Ryan - Seared Tuna Belly with Warm Chickpea Salad
Chef Michael - Tuna Sashimi with Asian Chickpea Purée
Chef Matt - Tuna Belly Two Ways with Chickpea Purée
Chef Michael Chen was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges were frustrated that he did not plate the dates, but they also felt the dandelion greens he made were too bitter.
Entrée Baskets:
Lamb Top Round
Carrot Jam
Chef Ryan - Roasted Lamb with Rutabaga Purée
Chef Matt - Marinated Lamb with Rutabaga Purée
Chef Danushka - Marinated Lamb with Rutabaga Mash
Chef Danushka Lysek was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges found her dish lacked both taste and creativity. 
Dessert Baskets:
Canned Pumpkin
Amaretti Cookies
Cayenne Pepper
Chef Matt - Pumpkin Custard with Cayenne Cream
Chef Ryan - Pumpkin Fritter with Cayenne & Arak Cream
Chef Ryan Bartlow was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges explained that there were overall technical flaws in his meal.
Chef Matt Murphy won the $10,000 prize.