Danny's sample appetizer is "Arugula salad with crispy duck breast", followed by "Pan seared filet with baked potato" and "Poached pear with mascarpone mousse". Ramsay thinks the duck should be cooked a little more, thinks the spring onion on the filet looks weird and phallic, and thinks the poached pear is undercooked. Danny doesn't seem like he's going to take all this advice. He seems to like the idea of a phallic spring onion.
Because he isn't actually needed in the kitchen, Chef Ramsay gets to do these little breathless interviews off to the side of the kitchens. At the moment, he says that the menus are both very good and contemporary, so he considers the race about even right now.
Paula asks Lacey if she's "cranking it out", which Lacey answers with a "Yes, chef" that's only a tiny bit snotty. Chef Ramsay pulls Paula out of the kitchen to get a tour of her restaurant, which we see in excruciatingly soft focus. It's called "Sunergy" and there's a lot of yellow. We see Ben, Andrea, and Carol hanging out at the Pass checking things out, and Ben likes the way the hardwood floor in Sunergy picks up the yellow walls and gold plates. Ramsay finds it comforting and beautiful.
Now, Danny's side, which is "Velvet Hammer". Ben thinks that sounds like a porn video. He's not wrong. Danny claims that "every single person in Sarasota calls me Velvet Hammer", which I do not believe. His restaurant is mostly just a bunch of four-person tables set around the floor. It doesn't look as nice as Paula's booths. It's mostly deep red colors. And there are fish on the walls, which Ben laughs at. Chef Ramsay describes the rustic wood floor as "countrified" and "not intimidating". I think Ramsay likes a bit of "intimidating" in his restaurants.
Andrea leans over to Ben and comments, "I like her dining room way better." Ben agrees immediately. I liked that little moment there, with the chefs from the two teams apparently just hanging out and kibitzing. It felt real to me.