Grayson and Chris serve first, and their dish is fettuccine, toasted corn, poached shrimp, chili, bacon and rosemary. That sounds really good although I don't understand if they have any sort of sauce on the pasta. Seems like it would be a little dry?
Lindsay and Sarah made fettuccine with corn milk, shrimp, tarragon and parsley. I was wondering if you could use corn milk as the sauce. Seems like it might be a bit sweet though. I would have tossed a diced tomato or something in there to cut the sweetness.
Ed and Paul forgot the shrimp. Padma can't believe it, and Paul is sweating buckets as he admits that he forgot to sauté it. Padma tells them that they can't win, but Ed is okay with it. We don't even get to hear what their dish was, although Padma says that the flavors were really nice.
Emeril says that overall it was fun to watch the competition, although he's glad he didn't have to participate. Cat thinks Sarah and Lindsay used the corn milk well, but the tarragon was overwhelming. She did like their pasta though. Emeril says that Grayson and Chris came down to the wire, but they pulled it off. Cat wishes they hadn't deep-fried the bacon, though. So who's the winning team? Cat announces that Grayson and Chris have won. Paul is really happy for them. I don't know if he loves them or hates Lindsay and Sarah. Chris is psyched to be able to take that money home to his family. Sarah is all bitter grapes, insisting that her pasta was better and Cat Cora just doesn't like tarragon. Yeah, it couldn't possibly be that the other dish was better, right? Shut up, Sarah. I think we've reached the point in the season where I want everyone to shut up. Except Paul. He's okay.
Padma announces that, for the Elimination Challenge, the former partners will be cooking against one another. Padma gives a commercial for Healthy Choice and then says that they'll be serving two hundred people at a fundraiser for a food bank. Each pair will make the same dish and the guests will determine the losing dish from each pair. Those three people will be up for elimination.
Padma gives them time to confer and decide which dish and side dish they will be making. Doesn't it seem like they've done a lot of catering/outdoor challenges this season? And the one challenge that produced good food was more of a regular dining experience? Take note, producers.