Colicchio comes in for the sniff-and-sneer. (A genius turn of phrase, incidentally.) He asks about Michael's face and hears about the tooth extraction. We also learn that Michael is making trout and salmon with basil aioli and asparagus. See, that sounds like food you might actually eat on purpose. Colicchio nevertheless kind of makes a dubious face. He then moves on to Ilan, who reveals that the "decadent chocolate dessert" is a super-dense chocolate cake with the funnel cake besides. I think the two-cake idea could kind of have worked here, the idea of a cake with a donut on the side representing gluttony. It does have a certain Homer-Simpson-y charm. Of course, it's all in the execution. Colicchio talks to Marcel about the fact that he's also doing a dessert. He seems particularly vexed by the fact that both desserts have chocolate, although Marcel stresses that the focus of his is the cherries, not the chocolate. I enjoy a good dessert as much as the next person, but I think I wouldn't want two, if I'm being honest, unless one is really straight-up fruit, pretty much, which a cherry tart with all this flibbety-floo isn't, really.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B | 569 USERS: C+
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