After plating and wiping down plates, it's time to serve the dishes. And here's what they served: Josh makes a johnnycake with bacon, cheddar, chili compound butter, and a sous vide egg. That sounds fucking awesome. I'm a breakfast fan and an egg fan so yes, please. Danyele made bread pudding with ham, raisins, and pecans. She had me until "raisins." Get those things out of there. Lizzie made a bobotie with grand lamb, egg custard, and roasted apricots. It's cute, but I'm not a fan of lamb. Sheldon made banana lumpia with peanut butter mousse, coconut, and pineapple. That seems very Hawaiian or Pacific Islander at least. Padma calls it "very sophisticated."
Micah made pineapple and pork tamale with charred tomato and tomatillo salsa. Marilyn's never had a tamale before. Well, at least she won't have a baseline to compare his to; as far as she knows, this is the greatest tamale ever! Bart made waffles with celery three ways, apple puree, chicken, and prosciutto. I will never understand using that much celery in anything. I like celery as a snack or to add crunch in a salad, but it's not like I love the flavor of celery so much that I want to add it to a savory dish. Maybe I'm missing out. At least it's not fennel. Padma teases Bart that chicken and waffles isn't exactly a traditional Belgian food.
Brooke made an apple crostata with cheddar cheese, candied pine nuts, and apple salad. Padma thinks it tastes homey, which Brooke interviews doesn't feel like a compliment. Stefan tells them that his ex-wife is Jewish, and he married her twice and divorced her twice. Of course he did. He made smoke salmon tartare and potato latkes with sour cream and chives. Josie made a tamale with habanero masa, mangos, and papaya. Marilyn likes the combination of flavors. John made a bondino of Parmesan-Reggiano, figs and apricots in port wine and product-placement caramel. Hey, look, the company's not paying me so I'm not going to pimp their product. I don't know how I feel about cheese and caramel. Eliza says her family loves to fry things so she made hush puppies two ways: shrimp and sweet potato, and sausage and corn.