Season 15 Episode 11

Take Heart

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jun 06, 2013 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Monique King is the chef and owner of Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena, California.
Charles Slonaker is a chef at the Go Chew food truck in Los Angeles, California.
Barry Frish is the chef de cuisine at Restaurant Marc Forgione in New York, New York.
Ian Kokkeler is a chef at the Trace Restaurant at W Austin in Austin, Texas.
Appetizer Baskets:
Shishito Peppers
Ground Pork
Grape Jelly
Sausage Gravy
Chef Charles - Ground Pork Larb with Raw Egg
Chef Monique - Savory French Toast with Warm Pork Salad
Chef Barry - Creamy Gravy Risotto with Fennel Pork Sausage
Chef Ian - Seared Pork Larb with Grape Jelly Gastrique
Chef Ian Kokkeler was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges explained that his dish was not very composed and that his definition of his dish was loosely applied.
Entrée Baskets:
Sticky Rice
Bok Choy
Key Lime Juice
Lamb Hearts 
Chef Barry - Grilled Lamb Heart Lettuce Wrap with Thai Chile Sauce
Chef Monique - Grilled Lamb Hearts over Crispy Rice Cake
Chef Charles - Lamb Heart Congee with Key Lime Bok Choy and Raisins
Chef Charles Slonaker was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges explained that the raw egg on his dish was a real problem.
Dessert Baskets:
Coconut Jam
Shredded Phyllo Dough
Ginger Ale
Peanut Caramel Candy Bars
Chef Monique - Coconut Jam Glazed Caramel Peanut Fritter
Chef Barry - Coconut Jam Ice Cream with Ginger Ale & Chocolate Sauce
Chef Monique King was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges noted that her Appetizer was too sweet; the sauce in her Entrée was too acidic; and the fritters she made for Dessert were too dense.
Chef Barry Frish won the $10,000 prize.