Ilan serves his dish to the guests. He calls the chocolate cakes "extremely decadent," and he just basically keeps on telling and telling instead of showing, explaining just how gluttonous and decadent the dessert is. And then he does this: "I'd actually like to remind you all: cherries are actually supposed to drop your libido. So this'll bring it up. Enjoy!" Wow. That was incredibly tacky. That was, like, groundbreakingly tacky. Ilan tells us he's proud of the food, and doesn't think there will be a problem.
Problems. "Everything's too wet," says Sopranos lady. Ted points out the floppy funnel cake and how it should be crispy on the outside, and Debi says it was just plain too rich. Good parts of this dessert seem to be going uneaten. The cheftestants come out and are applauded. I don't think the guest judge said one thing. Debi thanks them for the great meal, and Padma thanks Debi and the guests, and she says the cheftestants made them all proud.
And now, judges' table. The guest judge says he thinks the challenge was a hard one, and the cheftestants did some interesting work. Asked what he thinks was weakest, he calls out the desserts and the soup. He singles out Michael's envy fish, on the other hand, as particularly good, saying it was simple good food. Who knew that mattered? Ted calls it "the one I just wanted to inhale." Padma says it was more elegant than the perfect roasted chicken, although they all go on to say very nice things about the chicken as well. Colicchio thinks she should have acted more full of herself about it. Can't get balance on that particular quality, can we? He also says he dug the ceviche and popcorn from Sam.