June 27, 2012 09:03 PM by Veronica Dudo
Having traveled 40,000 miles, the remaining contestants on Around the World in 80 Plates head to Hong Kong and face Alvin Leung, “The Demon chef” and his gastronomically innovative cuisine. Only five finalists are left on the Bravo reality TV competition that requires both skill and strategy. Keep reading to find out who is eliminated!
This is a game that draws heavily not just on culinary skills but also cunning strategy. The winner will receive $150,000 and a brand new Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover. Celebrity chefs Curtis Stone and Cat Cora are the hosts who take viewers on an up close and personal tour of the world.
After arriving in Hong Kong the remaining contestants–Steve Postal (aka “Nookie”), Nicole Lou, Liz Garrett, John Vermiglio and Avery Pursell–set out on the course. It’s a battle of the sexes with the girls teaming up against the guys. The chefs must wrap live hairy crabs up with a cord! Nicole decides to jump in and give it a shot but Nookie is able to wrap 10 faster.
Next, Nookie and John finish making dumplings before Nicole and Liz therefore winning the course. Avery voices her frustration that she didn’t get the opportunity to do anything during the course. The exceptional ingredient is an hour in the kitchen with a sous chef which will help Nookie and John. The remaining chefs must formulate their menu–a five course Chinese progressive dinner.
Nookie and John meet with the chef and learn valuable information. Later, Alvin Leung, “The Demon Chef,” who is the local food expert serves the contestants a multi-dish course. When the chefs meet him for dinner he puts on quite a show for them joking with Avery that she will be his date after dinner!
Back in the kitchen all of the chefs–except Nookie are running around trying to get their dishes together. Nookie and John took advantage of their extra hour. This time each chef will be judged individually. At the end of the dinner the locals share their thoughts. Avery is voted the most valuable chef and gets immunity.
Now the chefs in the bottom four–Liz, Nookie, John and Nicole must reveal who they think should go home. Nicole is voted off and eliminated from the kitchen.
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