The next day, Ramsay decides that Michel needs a bit of a shakeup, so he plasters "Closed for Business" and "Foreclosed by Bank" signs all over the restaurant. Okay, having lived in a post-dot-com San Francisco, I have to ask -- outside of Bedford Falls, does anyone ever post "Foreclosed by Bank" anymore? That FOX, so Capra-esque. Ramsay explains to the cameras that he is putting up these signs because he wants Michel to realize that this is exactly what will happen if he doesn't take Ramsay's advice to heart. Meanwhile, Ramsay paces around because Michel is late to work. When Michel does show up, he's pissed about the signs and not amused in the least. Ramsay explains the point of the board scare and then helps Michel to remove them. Dude, something I didn't realize initially: Ramsay also had false boards leaned against the restaurant. You know, so it looked "boarded up"? And those boards had greenery sticking out of them! Classic. It's the attention to detail that's quite wonderful, especially considering that the greenery is probably plastic.
Inside the restaurant, we have managed to just miss Ramsay putting on his chef's coat as he tells us that he plans to overhaul the menu in order to get customers coming back once a week, not once a year. In the kitchen, Ramsay teaches the staff and Michel some of his "money-making" dishes. They include onion soup, roast chicken breast (it's nestled on sauced shelling beans and looks amazing), tuna niçoise, and a fresh asparagus tart. Michel tells the camera that Ramsay is not a good chef while he, HE! was voted best chef in all of Ventura Valley. Crap, man, someone better tell those Michelin peeps that in giving Ramsay a star, they clearly don't know their ass from asparagus.