For the quickfire challenge, the chefs are paired with Asian "master" chefs. They'll take turns cooking, tagging each other in and out. Hey! I recognize that guy from Top Chef Masters! (Floyd Cardoz.) Ahem, sorry. The point is for the contestants to try to figure out the master chefs' "visions," which of course always turns out well.
Everyone's got a seafood theme going and Sarah and Floyd end up winning the quickfire. Even better, Sarah wins $20 grand. We come to find out later that Sarah's parents let her drop out of high school so she could go to culinary school. This Sarah's parents would not have let that happen, let me tell you what. Then again, I can barely transfer a phone call at work, so it's probably for the best.
For the elimination challenge -- because even though they're in Canada, they can't let the Texas stereotype go -- the chefs are to cook for 150 people sticking to the theme "fire and ice." Basically they must cook one hot dish and one cold dish. Hot could be anything ... Hot temperature, hot spicy, what have you. Cold ... Well, I'm pretty sure cold just means cold. In addition to the fire and ice, the chefs must also serve a signature cocktail.
Sarah decides to stick to her roots and do a pasta dish, while Paul is using THIRTY POUNDS of LOBSTER to make LOBSTER STOCK. Thirty pounds. Lobster. For stock. I need a food budget like that. Lindsay, still looking to avenge the bad halibut thanks to Bev's shoddy cooking during Restaurant Wars, is making halibut again. Listen, Linds, give up the 'but. Time to move on, sister.
At judges' table, as has been the usual recently, the judges like all of the dishes with the exception of one small detail: Paul's random piece of arugula, Sarah's frozen mouse, Lindsay's blah cocktail.
After much deliberation, the loser is ...
(Whomp whomp whomp from Team Lindsay over here.)
So! It's Paul and Sarah in the finale next week! Who will it be? Place you bets!