Kevin arrives with his dish and explains that he likes a hearty breakfast so he made a version of steak and eggs with crème fraiche, aged cheddar, and green onion. His dish looks awesome too. Man, I love breakfast food. I wish I could eat all these dishes. I had eggs cooked similarly the last time I was in New York City and we went out for brunch and they were SO AWESOME. And if there had been steak too? Forget about it.
The last group is Jennifer and Bryan. Jen says that she works in a hotel and does room service all the time. So she's decided to make creamed chipped beef, also known as shit on a shingle. Why? WHY WOULD SHE MAKE THAT? Or, deconstruct it or something, or use steak instead of chipped beef. Bryan is doing something with polenta, and he explains that even though there's no immunity, he still wants to make the best dish.
Jen walks in and serves her food; she interviews that Nigella looked at the plate like "What the fuck is this?" Well, she doesn't curse, but that's the gist. Jen explains that she grew up eating this dish and then EXPLAINS THAT IT'S CALLED SHIT ON A SHINGLE. Why? Does she want to fail? Why would you ever mention the word shit when talking about your food? Is she high? I get that she's kind of making a joke but it's still a horrible idea. Her dish also includes potatoes and tomatoes.
Bryan is the last chef to serve, and as he takes the top off his plate, Nigella comments that she smells vanilla. Bryan explains his dish: a four-minute egg with vanilla buerre fondue, crab, asparagus spears, and corn polenta. I don't know about the vanilla with eggs and corn and crab. That seems a little weird to me, especially if the vanilla is strong enough that you can smell it. After Bryan leaves, Nigella admits that the vanilla is throwing her off and if he had skipped it, the dish would be a winner.
The cheftestants return to Padma and Nigella's suite to find out their fates. The ladies have gotten dressed (or taken off their robes -- they were probably dressed the whole time). Nigella starts out with the losers: Bryan, because of the vanilla, and Robin, because her dish was too one-note. Robin admits that she wasn't proud of her dish. Why? Why admit that, other than to try to draw pity. Shut up, Robin.
The top cheftestants were Kevin, who made them a hearty breakfast that was also delicious, and Eli, who used some wit in constructing his Reuben Eggs Benedict. The ultimate winner's dish had "robustness," and that would be...Eli! Padma reminds him that there's no immunity, but he will be the only one from his season to have a recipe in the new Quickfire cookbook. So that's something.