When Dorothy departs, Blanche, Rose and Sophia decide to invest in a hotel, the Golden Palace. Just one problem: The hotel has three employees, two who live there, and the hotel is in need of funds.
Sophia decides to be in charge of cooking when she runs Chuy, the old cook, out of the restaurant. He was a fan of cooking Mexican, while she wanted to dominate the kitchen with Italian.
Eventually, after realizing he needs the job [and begging Sophia], he returns as cook.
Meanwhile, Blanche is busy trying to find a way to pay off the monthly debt with Roland. Eventually, after a group of travel agents come to test the waters, they intake enough money to pay off the debt and hire more staff.
At the end, everyone gathers in the kitchen, finishing off like a normal episode of The Golden Girls: Eating cheesecake and listening to a St. Olaf story.