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“Beat Bobby Flay” 8/10/17

M-U: Raffaele Ronca (Rafele chef/owner born in Naples) v. Ken Vedrinski (Italian expert who’s a Trattoria Lucca & Code del Pesce chef/owner in Charleston, SC)
R1 J: Anne B. & Scott
KI: Turbot

Ken: Turbot two ways w/ yellow tomato marinara
Raffaele: Turbot w/ crusted polenta & Calabrian chile sauce
IN- Ken

R2 J: Frank (Frank, Lil’ Frankies & Supper chef/owner), Kristin (Bocca di Bacco chef/owner) & Dan Pashman (also host of “The Sporkful Podcast”)
Bobby: Mushroom gnudi w/ anchovy brown butter & Brussels sprouts
Ken: Gnudi w/ duck polpetni, tomato sauce & broccoli rabe- W BY UNANIMOUS VOTE

“Beat Bobby Flay” 8/3/17

M-U: Hal Holden-Bache (Lockeland Table EC/owner in NSH) v. Derek Orrell (model-turned-EC/partner at Beck and Call Catering in BKN; grew up in NM)
R1 J: Alex & Daphne
KI: Merguez sausage

Derek: Merguez ragu on crostini w/ a radish salad
Hal: Merguez Bolognese w/ Bucatini pasta
IN- Hal

R2 J: Jason D. (Tacombi EC/culinary director), Claudia Fleming (North Fork Table & Inn owner) & Craig
Hal: Oysters Rockefeller w/ smoked Hollandaise & corn cake breadcrumbs
Bobby: Crispy Oysters Rockefeller w/ a kale & spinach sauce- W

“Beat Bobby Flay” 7/27/17

M-U: Angie Berry (Bottle & Bine EC) v. Giuliano Matarese (Arte Cafe EC)
R1 J: Sunny & Katie L.
KI: Figs

Giuliano: Caramelized figs w/ blue cheese fondue, bacon & pomegranate relish
Angie: Fig compote w/ fried figs & goat cheese foam
IN- Angie

R2 J: Ed Brown, Rohini Dey (Vermilion chef/owner) & Corby
Angie: Blue prawn & uni grits w/ fried okra & charred Shishitos
Bobby: Spicy shrimp & cheesy grits w/ pickled Fresno chiles- W

“Beat Bobby Flay”- 13TH S.P.

M-U: Josh Johnson (Midwest pastry chef at Guittard Chocolate Company in Burlingame, CA) v. Dana Cree (exec. pastry chef at The Publican in CHI)
R1 J: Alton & Adam Richman
KI: Coffee beans

Josh: Coffee & donuts w/ coffee milk chocolate ganache
Dana: Coffee bread pudding w/ mocha ganache & brewed coffee
IN- Dana

R2 J: Samantha Seneviratne (cookbook author), Nils & Raiza
Bobby: Mexican chocolate brownie sundae w/ cinnamon I.C., coconut W.C. & almond brittle
Dana: Brownie sundae w/ hot fudge and caramel sauces, I.C., W.C. & candied almonds- W

“Beat Bobby Flay”- 12TH S.F.

M-U: Jarad Gallagher (Chez TJ EC/partner in Mountain View, CA) v. Joshua Bedford (Jacksboro Highway Hot Sauce founder/EC in BNX)
R1 J: Josh & Jaymee Sire
KI: Steamer clams

Jarad: White wine & garlic steamer clams w/ brioche
Joshua: Southern sweet tea clams w/ Shishitos & sourdough
IN- Jarad

R2 J: Ed (Redfarm & Decoy operating partner), Maggie Nemser (Blackboard Eats editor-in-chief) & Spencer Rubin (Melt Shop founder)
Jarad: Egg drop soup w/ Dungeness crab & a cashew pesto
Bobby: Duck & ginger egg drop soup w/ edamame, scallions & crispy wontons- W

“Beat Bobby Flay” 7/6/17

M-U: Bruno Feldeisen (Semiahmoo Resorts EC in Blaine, WA) v. Michelle Gayer (The Salty Tart chef/owner in Minneapolis)
R1 J: Katie L. & Carla
KI: Raisins

Michelle: Raisin crepe w/ bourbon mascarpone
Bruno: Tequila-marinated raisins w/ Asian coleslaw
IN- Michelle

R2 J: Paulette, David L. & Nicole F.
Bobby: Freeform banana cream pie w/ pecan brittle
Michelle: Roasted banana cream pie w/ malted rum whipped cream & cashew brown butter crust- L

“Beat Bobby Flay” 6/29/17

M-U: Leia Gaccione (South + Pine American Eatery EC/owner in Morristown, NJ who was Bobby’s protege) v. Einat Admony (EC/owner born/raised in Israel who moved to NY in ’99- previously lost to Bobby on “Throwdown”)
R1 J: Daphne & Laura Prepon (Laura’s gluten-free)
KI: Filet Mignon

Einat: Dry-rubbed filet w/ mushrooms, latke & a pickled chile salad
Leia: Filet tartare w/ mustard vinaigrette & fingerling potato chips
IN- Leia

R2 J: Tom B., Susan U. & Alon Shaya (Shaya EC/partner)
Leia: Pork chop w/ apple fennel puree, smoked apple relish & a bourbon sauce
Bobby: Adobo-grilled pork chop w/ green apple chile chutney & a bourbon pan sauce- W