It is that time of the week again and I couldn't be happier. Sunday night The Next Food Network Star's newest episode. My favorite FN Star Paula Deen was in Vegas for a Throwdown Vegas Style.
We had two throwdowns. One between Adam and Lisa and then Aaron and Kelsey in the other. Each finalist had to prepare their signature dish along with the signature dish of their opponent. They also had to recreate it to make it a proper dish for Vegas. On top of that they had questions from the judges as well as an interview from Dayna Devon of Extra. Oh and all in 75 minutes!
Adam's dish was Mac and Cheese, while Lisa made her Cassoulet. Now I love mac and cheese as much as the next person but a signature dish come on. Adam went with making a Lobster Mac, which everyone loved. Paula even went on to say she does not like any Lobster Mac she has ever eaten. However she loved Adam's. Lisa rocked her Cassoulet which she added Duck Confit to. Again every one enjoyed it. However neither fared well when cooking their opponent's dish. Adam made a bean porridge instead of Cassolet, and Paula "Hated" Lisa's Mac and Cheese.
Aaron had his stuffed Pork Loin and Kelsey made her Chicken Parmesan. Aaron wanted to get his Pork done before working on the Chicken. He got down to 18 minutes left and got a look from Lisa, that reminded him he had yet to start the chicken. Some how he pulled it off. Everyone liked both of his dishes and he did okay on the interview. He still needs to work on his cooking and talking at the same time. Nonetheless Aaron won this challenge.
Kelsey on the other had mentioned culinary school again which is really eating away at the judges especially Bob Tuschman. Her dishes were a surprise to the judges because they both looked like restaurant style plating. Paula also had a problem with small portion sizes, and said her Chicken Parmesan would be fit as an appetizer. Her pork was over done and her Chicken looked almost separate from the Marinara sauce.
Now I know everyone has been saying that Kelsey was the girl they judges had picked from the beginning to win. Well they were all wrong. Kelsey was sent home tonight. She did leave with grace and dignity saying the final three are the ones who belong there. She was very happy for her experience.
Next week it looks like another favorite star will be there in Vegas. Guy Fieri will be a guest judge. Also I think I saw Adam on stage in a tux with some showgirls. Did I see that right. What could the challenge be?
What are your thoughts on Kelsey leaving? Who is going to leave next? Share your thoughts and ideas with me so we can see how close we get!
Until next week I am stuck watching the repeats!
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