Back in the kitchen, the cheftestants field an order for the Poker Room. They have thirty minutes to put together four different types of snacks. Colicchio tells the camera, "You know, Dave was the runner up at the Snackmaster Challenge a couple episodes back, so he could have an edge, but the chefs were all a bunch of snack junkies anyway, so it's really anyone's game." Just can't give Dave an inch, can you, Colicchio? Tiffani smugly tells us that she's one of those people who plays in poker rooms, so she knows just what to make. Dave tells us that he doesn't cook like this, he doesn't cook in a rush. Harold tells us that when he plays poker, he doesn't want to think about the food, he just wants to eat it and usually he wants something fried. He goes on that he's making a "T.G.I. Friday's munchies platter" with mini pizzas, wings, mini grilled cheese sandwiches, and onion rings. Tiffani's making homemade potato chips out of three different types of potatoes; quince paste (membrillo), goat cheese, and sesame crackers; herbed grissini wrapped in truffle butter; and brie and tomato sandwiches with curry mustard. I want that sandwich. Dave described his "partial Fry Daddy" of deep-fried shrimp and egg rolls; chocolate-covered strawberries; and a panini done on the panini press. "I think that one thing they need to keep in mind is that they are serving a bunch of card players, so things that are going make your hands sticky or chocolatey probably is not the best thing to serve," Colicchio sniffs 'n' sneers. Oh, but things that are greasy are okay? I mean, it's all finger food, it's all going to get your hands dirty to some extent, so stop coming down on Dave, Colicchio, because we know his flavors are going to be the ones that the poker players like! God. Time ticks down. Harold shrugs about his fried wings coming out of a plastic bag. Tiffani tells us, "I was surprised that Harold used chicken wings and onion rings. I didn't use any of it -- it's so against my grain." Good for you, now shut up. The cheftestants plate. Time's up.
Dave's cart has egg rolls with ginger dipping sauce, fried shrimp, salami panini on a sun-dried tomato roll, and the chocolate-dipped strawberries, which are dipped in dark chocolate but streaked with white. We next get a look at Tiffani's really precariously stacked Quince Paste & Goat Cheese Napoleon; herbed grissini (Italian breadsticks) wrapped in prosciutto (what happened to the truffle butter?); potato chips that look too brown, which we later learn have been tossed with aged Gouda; and the brie and tomato sandwiches. Harold doesn't feel that good about his beer-battered onion rings, mini pizzas, mini grilled cheese, and honey-Dijon buffalo wings. The carts are wheeled away to the Poker Room with Gail as an escort.