Big Restaurant Bet episode 4: The recipes are a mess

Big Restaurant Bet was back for episode 4 and the stress from the chefs was seeping through the screen this week. As we were down to the final four, the stress was bound to be amped up but I was having secondhand anxiety from watching this episode.

The episode started off with a challenge that was all about recipe writing.  The challenge was to see if Chef Zakarian and Chef Eric could make the chefs’ dishes with only the recipe for help. And to see if what they made compared to what the dish was actually supposed to be, the chefs had to make their dish as well.

This challenge really showed who knew how to write a detailed and easy-to-follow recipe and who did not.

Chef Zakarian had to make Chef T’s five-spice duck breast and Chef Brett’s spot prawn chowder. Chef Eric made Chef Mariana’s huarache and Chef Alicia’s mushroom “crab” cake.

Big Restaurant Bet episode 4 was a glass case of emotions

Chef Brett is not a good recipe writer, to say the least, and that’s why he was in the bottom for this challenge. Chef Zakarian made it pretty clear that he didn’t know how to follow the recipe with how few instructions there were.

Chef Mariana ended up on top with her very detailed, multi-page recipe. But with the steps laid out like that, Chef Eric knew exactly what to do.

The next challenge the chefs had to think about dietary restrictions and the likes and dislikes of a group of diners. And it wasn’t just any diners. It was a group of food critics. And the list of things they didn’t want in their meal made the chefs almost cry tears of frustration. Who doesn’t like avocados?!?

But the chefs figured it out and while not all the dishes met expectations, none of the food was truly terrible.

The two chefs on top were Chef T and Chef Alicia with Chef T winning this challenge with her glazed grilled lamb chop and dirty rice. That put Chef Mariana and Chef Brett at the bottom and Chef Brett was the one sent home.

Next episode the chefs will be in the front of the house and will have to deal with all kinds of problems from not-so-nice customers. It’s going to be chaos.

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