The entrees are served next. Jill serves an ostrich egg quiche with rice-pecan crust, asparagus & aged cheese. A diner comments that it resembles dog food, and Donatella says that it tastes like glue. Not a good sign. Eugene serves open meatloaf sandwich with ciabatta bread, Gouda fondue & portabella ragout. Gail didn't like the presentation, but no one says anything about the flavor. Stefan serves pan-seared halibut with micro greens, ravioli, champagne sauce & dill oil, and he thinks there's no way he can screw up the dish. The judges think that the presentation is great, and the diners call the dish light, rich, and flavorful. Jeff serves Southern chicken, honey mustard, and chorizo corn spoon bread. Jeff laments that he was falling behind in getting his dishes out on time, and we see Colicchio pestering him to get his dishes ready. Paired with last week's example of Jeff's poor time management, I feel like this might be a theme with him. The judges enjoy his dish, and the diners also have no complaints. Alex serves grilled pork tenderloin over potatoes with mushroom, tomato & red beet demi-glace. Donatella says it's not good at all, and a diner thinks it's something that she could have made at home.
The final group to present their dishes is the dessert group. Radhika serves citrus-avocado mousse with chocolate wontons & chocolate milk Kahlua shot. Donatella takes a bite and makes a face. Gail thinks the dish shows that Radhika has immunity, because she doesn't think it makes sense and wonders why someone would make "sweet guacamole." Daniel serves ricotta pound cake with toasted pistachios and strawberry lemon coulis. Donatella thought it fit the New American theme and a diner says that it was excellent. Ariane serves a lemon meringue martini with vanilla cookie crunch and cherry surprise. Basically, it's layered cookies, cherries, and then what looks like lemon pudding with a meringue on top. It honestly looks like something you'd find on the dessert menu at TGIFriday's, and while I'm not going to pretend I've never eaten there or ordered dessert there, I expect something a little more sophisticated on this show. Padma spoons it into her mouth and then flinches and spits it into her napkin, and Donatella comments on the "sugar shock." Richard serves a sandwich of banana nut bread, peanut butter and banana brulee with grape gelato and Donatella dismisses it as an after-school snack. Carla serves a rustic apple tart with ginger peach tea, apple cider reduction, and cheddar cheese. Donatella isn't impressed by the cheese and presentation, but Padma says that it tastes great.