Dinner: Impossible

Season 4 Episode 2

Puerto Rican Predicament

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 09, 2008 on Food Network
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Puerto Rican Predicament
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Chef Robert is charged with providing the dinner for a quinceañero celebration, the Puerto Rican girl's symbolic passage to womanhood. He has just nine hours to prepare a feast for 100 guests with one sous chef who doesn't cook, and somehow – he's not a baker – create an elaborate tiered cake.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Dishes Served:

        Salads
        Watercress & Papaya Salad
        Bacalao Salad with Grilled Avocados

        Entrées
        Chicken Creole with Mofongo
        Grilled Sea Bass
        Pork & Shrimp with Pigeon Pea Rice
        Grilled Flank Steak with Shredded Yautia
        Paella

        Dessert
        Fruit Platter
        Flan with Toasted Coconut
        4-Tier Cake

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Robert: (preparing the cake for frosting) What are the chances of me gettin' this done with this humidity, this lateness?
        Astrid Cordova: I don't know. It's very, very difficult, but I know you can do it; I trust you.
        Robert: (snorts) I gotta tell you, I don't trust myself right now.

      • (Upon learning the food will be served on disposable dishes.)
        Robert: (to Carmen Portela) If I create masterpieces, and you're gonna put it on garbage containers. I don't like that.

      • Robert: (to Edgardo) Everything you do right now, dad, affects the outcome of this mission. (Edgardo knocks a bowl of 50 egg yolks onto the floor) Oh, bollocks!

    • NOTES (2)

      • Also Featured:

        > Carmen Portela – Public Relations Director, Puerto Rico Tourism Company
        > Cristina Perez – the Quinceañera Girl
        > Edgardo Perez – Cristina's Father
        > Maria Perez – Cristina's Mother
        > Carlos Portela – Chef, Gran Meliã Puerto Rico
        > Astrid Cordova – Marquez Cake & Chocolate Supply

      • Special Thanks:
        Fresh Point Puerto Rico
        Puerto Rico Tourism Company

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Robert: Here comes the rain again.
        David: That's a song.

        This is a reference to the Eurythmics' 1984 top ten song, "Here Comes the Rain Again" from their album Touch.

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