Back in the kitchen they have to prep their menus. Kevin's got a lot of complicated ingredients. Dave keeps it pretty simple and uncomplicated. Robert says that he looked over and thinks that all of Kevin's dishes could be on the cover of Gourmet magazine... well, not anymore. He doesn't care what Kevin's actually cooking, he just wants to eat it. Given his size, I'm guessing he's not super-particular about what he eats in general. He thinks that Dave's in a lot of trouble. The final menus are three apps, three entrees and three desserts. Kevin's features an app of caramelized scallops, an entree of coffee cured beef tenderloin and a trio of crème brulee. As usual, we've got no clue what the other dishes are, especially since Kevin said his menu was very fish-heavy. I think I saw him making some lobster or shrimp... hard to tell, I was distracted by the heavy cream he was pouring over it. Maybe Robert wasn't so wrong. Dave's menu has a wild mushroom risotto, a roasted loin of venison and a dark chocolate mousse. Gordon warns that Kevin's could be too complicated and Dave's could be simple. Its all about the execution.
Right before service starts, Gordon pulls them aside and says that there's something that has been bothering him. Is it Dave's big ugly cast? Nope. I'm wrong again. He says they don't look the part of head chef, he gives them new jackets so they command respect. Dave's ready, cast and all. Van says that the one-armed bandit is going down. He is far more enthused about this than I am.
The current head chef of Araxi is among the bigwigs from up north judging the guys on their performance tonight. Orders start pouring in, and they start reading off the tickets. Amanda says that Kevin makes her nervous and she really wants to do a good job for him. So what does she do? Gives him undercooked scallops. Repeatedly. So that he has to make her and Van swap places. Robert claims that he's going to bring the pain, which leads to a footage of him sort of wiggling and plodding around. I didn't need that. Thanks. Dave's got the first apps out. Sabrina interviews that they are heading to the "pooper" fast. Oh how I missed Sabrina's colloquial little turns of phrase.