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Chopped

Season 5 Episode 1

Dream'n of Redeem'n

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 20, 2010 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Matthew Zappoli is the owner and executive chef of Tre Amici in Long Branch, New Jersey; he was previously the runner-up on Pods, Grills and Sticky Fingers.
Dominick Feragola is the sous chef at Broadway East in New York, New York; he was previously the runner-up on Sticking to It.
Lola Garand is a consulting chef in New York, New York; she was previously the runner-up on Flower Power.
Paul Viggiano is a cooking instructor and was the chef de cuisine at Doc's Steakhouse in Sparta, New Jersey; he was previously the runner-up on Pretty Please with a Pepper on Top.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Rump Roast
Rainbow Chard
Vegetable Yeast Spread
Appetizers:
Chef Matthew - Beef Braciole with Sautéed Rainbow Chard
Chef Dominick - Beef Tartare with Braised Rainbow Chard
Chef Lola - Slider with Sautéed Rainbow Chard
Chef Paul - Pan-Seared Top Round with Stereo Sauces
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Chef Paul Viggiano was chopped again after the Appetizer round.
The judges thought his dish had too much vinegar and that his meat was too tough.
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Entrée Baskets:
Branzino
Piquillo Peppers
Jicama
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Entrées:
Chef Dominick - Pan-Seared Branzino with Jicama Relish
Chef Lola - Breaded Branzino with Bubble and Squeak
Chef Matthew - Pan-Seared Branzino with Jicama Rösti
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Chef Lola Garand was chopped again after the Entrée round.
The judges found that the fish was under seasoned and that the crust was too heavy.
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Dessert Baskets:
Vodka
Crescent Roll Dough
Sesame Seeds
Blueberry Jelly Beans
Desserts:
Chef Matthew - Ricotta and Chocolate Croissant
Chef Dominick - Blueberry Jelly Bean and Mascarpone Danish
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Chef Dominick Feragola was chopped again after the Dessert round.
The judges did not find a lack of balance in his meal, citing the rainbow chard and yeast spread in his Appetizer and that the Dessert did not floor them.
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This time, Chef Matthew Zappli won the $10,000 prize.

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