July 11, 2012 08:00 PM by Veronica Dudo
The final four competing chefs on Around the World in 80 Plates head south to Argentina where they make and sell the ever popular Empanada. With the end drawing near on the Bravo reality TV series–the theme has become: “Work smarter, not harder” according to one chef. Keep reading to find out who is eliminated and which chef’s plan to send a competitor home backfires!
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 Buenos Aires, Argentina the remaining contestants–Steve Postal (aka “Nookie”), Liz Garrett, John Vermiglio and Avery Pursell–are divided into two teams. The dynamic duo Avery and Nookie team up yet again while John and Liz form the other team.
In a mad dash, both teams set out on the course. It’s an intense battle since everyone is fighting to make it to the finish line. While Liz and John are considered the faster team, Nookie and Avery have proven time in and time out they are extremely resourceful. In the end, Nookie and Avery finish the course first and win the exceptional ingredient which is time.
For the restaurant takeover, the remaining chefs must cook two appetizers and two meat dishes. Working together in the kitchen yet still competing for a title it’s a little awkward with each chef trying their best to step up their game. Emotions are high and even thought Nookie and Avery are on the same team, Avery says she doesn’t trust anybody!
When the meal is over, the locals reveal whose dish they liked the best. Tonight’s most valuable chef is Liz with her Empanada’s. John says that he pre-agreed with Nookie and Avery to send Liz home but now that she has immunity things have changed. In addition to having exceptional skills in the kitchen, the chefs must also survive strategies. Avery says she is torn between voting off John who has turned out some not so great dishes or Nookie who will stop at nothing to win.
The chefs in the bottom three–Avery, Nookie and John must reveal who they think should go home. John is voted off and eliminated from the competition.
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