Dinner: Impossible

Season 1 Episode 1

Here Comes the Chef: Wedding Impossible

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 24, 2007 on Food Network



  • Trivia

    • Dishes Featured:

      Hors d'Oeuvres
      Tuna Tartare with Caviar
      Brie and Strawberries
      Scallops and Guacamole
      Sesame Chicken Satay
      Duck and White Bean Confit
      Beef and Red Onion Marmalade
      Goat Cheese Tartlets
      Shrimp and Crab Cakes

      Apple Flan and Candied Walnuts

      Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon
      Mahi-Mahi with Saffron Risotto
      Chicken Roulade with Prosciutto
      Smoked Vegetable Crêpes

      Side Dish
      Roasted Corn Potato Hash

      Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée

  • Quotes

    • Fred: (of the Filet Mignon) As you know, I eat a lot. And this, I'm not kidding, is probably the best steak I've ever had by far. It's simply amazing.

    • Irvine: The chef's jacket is like a coat of arms; it makes you who you are. It turns me into this very prim and proper English guy who has no nonsense.

    • Irvine: Filet. It's the tenderest piece of meat there is, and it always amazes me that people marinate it – and you don't need to – you spoil a perfectly good piece of meat.

    • Irvine: George is a little slow today, but we'll hurry him up in a minute.
      George: (chuckling) I love you too, chef.

    • Irvine: (after cutting himself while peeling mangoes) People think that professionals don't cut their fingers and burn their hands; let me tell you, they do, you just don't see it.

  • Notes

    • Knowlton Mansion, the site for the event, is a nineteenth century estate designed in 1879 by the architect Frank Furness. The mansion has been restored and additions added by a catering company who uses it as one of their venues.

    • Also Featured:

      Paula and Fred – Bride and Groom
      Christina W. – Event Manager
      The Knowlton Boys – Kitchen Staff

    • Special Thanks to: Knowlton Mansion.

  • Allusions