Time's up. Padma and Govind proceed to taste all the flavors, starting with Tre and his candied hazelnut, raspberry ginger sauce, shiso, and cherry mix-in. When Govind takes a spoonful, he seems to take care that his lips don't touch the food. Either he's an anorexic or he really isn't thrilled about the idea of these flavors. He proclaims Tre's mix-in "very, very interesting." Hung -- going a thousand miles a minute -- bangs all his spoons in his ingredient ramekins and counts off, "Candied pistachios, white chocolate, mint, tempura flakes, tamarind brown butter sauce, and cauliflower white chocolate espuma." The graphics leave out the tamarind brown butter sauce but say he had a gelee -- maybe they were the same thing? Either way: gross. I think it's a serious texture violation to have a gelee in ice cream. Suddenly finding loogie in the middle of your Tin Roof Sundae would ruin the whole Bridgeman's experience. Govind wonders why he bothered with the espuma. (By the way, I love how it's all about espumas this year -- like foams are a dirty word or something. "No, no -- it's not a foam, it's an espuma!" Because that's...different.) Hung explains that it was there to "refresh the palate." Yeah, that's what we don't have enough of in ice cream -- palate refreshers. They're called sorbets, Hung. Look it up.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B+ | 1105 USERS: B-
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