So first up, we have Benjamin vs. Ed, and I'm rooting against Benjamin. And not just because I'm getting sick of all this screen time going to someone whose name takes a long time to type. Benjamin has a pan-seared Ahi on ciabatta. It's very nice. Ed has a grilled Ahi open-faced sandwich. It's delicious. They each get a point, so it's 1-1.
Holli vs. Jason. Holli has smoked duck breast on pumpernickel. It's ambitious and it worked. Jason's is a lobster sloppy joe. What? They both get points, which kind of makes a mockery of the head-to-head concept.
Fran vs. Jay. She's got a balsamic chicken with peppers, which Jay sneers at as being "so 1982." But it's tasty. Jay has some kind of foie gras thing, which is also delicious. Ramsay objects to the soggy bread on Fran's, so Jay wins.
Nilka vs. Autumn. Nilka has a delicious roasted pork, and Autumn has roasted pork loin, which Gordon thinks is cut shockingly. Nilka wins, so it's 3-3. Gordon tells Autumn to uncross her sulkily-crossed arms.
So it's time for a tiebreaker, which is Siobhan's Ahi on challah. Benjamin is whiny about Siobhan getting to present her dish. Gordon says he prefers Siobhan's sandwich to Fran's, and for that, the blue team wins. I don't understand that at all. [Clearly, the red team is unable to choose sandwiches properly. - Zach]
The red team's punishment will involve an amuse-bouche made of peanut butter, jam and scented foie gras. Yuck. Anyway, they'll be making the peanut butter and jelly by hand. And the blue team will be going to California's wine country. It's a four-hour drive, but they'll be using a private jet. For that short a trip, I'm not sure they'll even be saving any time. How long does it take to drive to the airstrip? And then from the place they land to the vineyard?
In the patio, Siobhan is pissed off and rubs it in that her sandwich was better than Fran's. Benjamin strolls up to her and smugly tells her, "Your sandwich? Not good." He would not serve that sandwich out of his kitchen. She tells him that's his personal opinion, which he corrects to being his professional opinion. He further tells her that she doesn't know what she's doing. She walks away and he follows her to tell her that her sandwich didn't work. She walks away again and he follows to brag about how he's "brutally honest," just like Chef Ramsay. Her answer is mostly composed of [bleep].