'Hell's Kitchen' recap: Amusing the bouche
You'd think I'd be celebrating today because Sabrina got the boot. But she had her best week yet — and by that I mean she was at her most amusing when she was doing her comedy routine about her dream boat chef and pop-up artist, Ludo Lefebvre. C'mon, that was pretty darn funny, you have to admit.
But that was a rare moment: Mostly Sabrina has been a scheming, manipulative, childish brat. And that's putting it nicely. (To her credit, though, she would agree with that description.) And it's that demeanor that helped get her bounced when the final six turned in a (another) disasterous dinner service. "Young lady, you have a lot of growing up to do, inside the kitchen and outside," chef told her.
At this point, it feels like we are all just circling the drain, waiting to get down to the final two. Kinda ho hum. I'm going out on a limb and revising my early picks. I think it will still be Russell and Nona, but it looks like this is Russell's to lose. No matter what happens, he'll always be able to say that some of L.A.'s top chefs and restaurateurs — including Lefebvre, Quinn and Karen Hatfield, Suzanne Tracht and Michael Cimarusti, scored his amuse bouche a perfect 10 in both the taste and looks category, giving him a final, perfect score of 100. Impressive.
Single best line of the night goes to Tracht, talking about one of the cumin-scented dishes set before her, noting that that spice might not be the best way to amuse the bouche: "Sometimes cumin can remind me of body odor. Not to be gross or anything."
(Glad I'm not the only one who thought that.)
— Rene Lynch
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Photo: Oh dear, oh dear. Someone is in trouble with Chef Gordon Ramsay. Photo credit: Fox.