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Around The World In 80 Plates Recap: Luscious Libations In London

May 09, 2012 10:00 PM by Veronica Dudo

If you ever dreamed of traveling the world and taking in some of the most iconic sights–your dream can now become a reality! Well, sort-of thanks to Bravo’s new reality series, Around the World in 80 Plates. Each week the competing chefs will push their culinary skills to the limits as they take on challenges in a different international city. Keep reading to find out what happened during the premiere of their 60,000 mile long adventure!

In its first season, Around the World in 80 Plates brings together 12 chefs who will travel across the globe together and test their skills, determination and will-power. In each episode, the contestants will visit a new city where they will embrace the local culture soaking up some of the sights, sounds, customs, and of-course the cuisines!

Ultimately, the chefs face-off in a kitchen takeover where they will not only recreate but reinvent the menus for world renowned restaurants and their no-nonsense owners.

Celebrity chefs Curtis Stone and Cat Cora are the hosts who take viewers on an up close and personal tour of the world. On tonight’s episode the competing chefs travel to London where they are immediately split up into two teams and give a Course Challenge. The winners will be given an exceptional ingredient. The teams a given maps of three pubs and must visit each one offering food and drinks. One team runs as fast as they can while the other team takes a taxi.

The 12 chef include Steve Postal (aka “Nookie”), Sai Pituk, Nicole Lou, Nick Lacasse, Liz Garrett, Keven Lee, John Vermiglio, Jenna Johansen, Gary Walker, Clara Moore, Chaz Brown and Avery Pursell.

The Red Team wins the first challenge making it to all of the restaurants to eat and drink the London fare. Now for the main challenge the Red Team gets the special ingredient: potatoes but the Black Team will have to create their dishes without potatoes!

The chefs work in teams to impress the restaurant’s “regular” customers. Then, it’s up to the teams to decide who the weakest link is by voting and that chef will be sent home! This is a game of skills and strategy. The winner will receive $150,000 and a brand new Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover.

In the restaurant takeover Team changes the actual name of the restaurant! Nick Gibson the owner of The Drapers Arms says it’s very bad luck to change the name of a pub adding if you do it you will be cursed. Oh, boy! We’re not culinary experts but that doesn’t sound good for the chefs trying to win this challenge!

The chefs on both team’s work hard in the kitchen yelling out orders, rushing plates to the table and just trying to do their best to impress the judges.

After sending out their dishes, each team is curious about their fate but unfortunately, the Red Team loses and must vote and eliminate the first chef. For Clara Moore her journey must come to an end as she is sent home.

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2 Responses to “Around The World In 80 Plates Recap: Luscious Libations In London”

  1. stewie Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Nookie has already shown what a dirtbag he is by throwing Clara under the bus and getting her eliminated. He clearly had the worst dish and he tells viewers that even though his dishes aren’t the best he’s still going to win. Yeah, even though he knows his dishes suck he can still win because he can use his “strategy” to throw more deserving chefs under the bus so he can weasel his way to the top. Uh huh, that’s the kind of “winner” we want. How pathetic.

  2. laini Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 5:27 am

    I didn’t care for the show. I was hoping we’d see more of the cities they visit like we do in The Amazing Race but we only got glimpses as they ran or took a taxi. And the chefs do not seem of that high caliber. They’re definitely not team players nor do they respect their fellow chefs. The bickering & fighting started early & continued throughout the show. I won’t be watching again.

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