The Taste

Season 1 Episode 4

Daring Pairings

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 12, 2013 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Blind Taste Test

      The Challenge: The chefs have to create a dish, which has to match one of the four different vines German Riesling, California Chardonnay, French Cotes Du Rhone, Italian Barolo

      Gold stars awarded to:

      2 Stars -- Team Malarkey: Khristianne Uy -- Barolo Braised Duck & Barolo
      2 Stars -- Team Anthony: Ninamarie Bojekian -- Braised Pork Shoulder & Barolo

      Gold Star Leaderboard:

      3 Stars Khristianne Uy -- Team Malarkey
      2 Stars Diane DiMeo -- Team Anthony
      2 StarsNinamarie Bojekian -- Team Anthony
      1 Star Sarah Schiear -- Team Ludo

      Bottom Four:

      Team Ludo: Shawn, Sarah
      Team Nigella: Erika, Huda

      Eliminated: Shawn and Erika

    • Team Taste Test

      The Challenge: To create a daring pairing of food and wine, which is Argentine Alamos Malbec in this challenge, using at least one of the secret ingredients chosen by their mentors

      Nigella's Kitchen Ingr.: Calf's Liver, Harissa, Couscous, Ground Lamb, Lamb Sausage
      Nigella's Chef: Erika Monroe Williams -- Food: Lamb Chop with Goat Cheese Ball

      Malarkey's Kitchen Ingr.: Figs, Almonds, Bone Marrow, Filet Mignon, Sea Salt
      Malarkey's Chef: Adam Pechal -- Food: Squab With Red Wine Reduction

      Anthony's Kitchen Ingr.: Beef Steak, Chorizo, Beef Tongue, Lamb Kidneys, Lamb Chops
      Anthony's Chef: Uno Immanivong -- Food: Thai Beef Salad

      Ludo's Kitchen Ingr.: White Miso, Bonito Flakes, Charcoal, Smoked Eel, Cassis
      Ludo's Chef: Gregg Drusinsky -- Food: Bonito Crusted Short Rib

      The Winner: Gregg from Team Ludo gets immunity.

      Guest Judges: David Kinch and Andre Mack

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