Twelve chefs remain after last week’s Daring Pairing challenge. The theme of the third challenge is Sandwiches, in which the chefs must go back to the basics to prepare a winning sandwich. The teams must create one of the following classic sandwiches: the club, peanut butter and jelly, or a salad sandwich, using either tuna, chicken, or egg. And, for the twist? The classic tasting spoons are taking a week off, as these sandwich bites can be served on plates. Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone, owners and chefs of Torrisi Italian Specialties, appear as guest judges to determine the winner of the Team Taste Test, and then to assist the chefs of the winning team with their dishes for the Blind Taste Test judged by the four mentors.
The Team Taste Test
The four spoons that were selected to compete in The Team Taste Test belonged to: Diane from Team Anthony, Huda from Team Nigella, Gregg from Team Ludo, and Khristianne from Team Malarkey.
Rich and Mario selected Gregg’s Tonnato and Bone Marrow Sandwich as the winning dish of the Team Taste Test. Gregg won immunity, and Rich and Mario joined Ludo’s winning kitchen to advise the chefs on their dishes for the Blind Taste Test.
The Blind Taste Test
The mentors sent home Huda from Team Nigella and Mia from Team Anthony.
The mentors awarded gold stars to the following chef’s recipes:
Lauren from Team Nigella: Lulu Kebab
Ninamarie from Team Anthony: Beef Carpaccio Tartar
Jeff from Team Malarkey: Jeff earned two stars this week – one from Ludo and one from Malarkey