Episode 7: Restaurant Wars - One Night OnlyEdit


Premiere: January 19, 2011 The chefs must open “one night only” restaurants in New York City.

  • Quickfire Challenge: The chefs go to the kitchen of noted seafood restaurant, Le Bernardin for a knife skills challenge, butchering and cleaning whole fish. After being judged by Anthony Bourdain and Justo Thomas, the top four chefs must compete in a 45 minute cookoff using only the remaining pieces of the cleaned fish: eyes, organs, cheeks, collars, fins, and tails.
    • Top: Dale T., Marcel, Mike, Richard
    • Bottom: Antonia, Carla, Fabio, Tiffany
      • WINNER: Dale T. (Bacon Dashi with Salt Roasted Cod Collar; Fluke Back Fin Sashimi with Cucumber and Fluke Liver Sauce)
      • Elimination Challenge: The ten chefs are formed into two teams, lead by Dale T. and his chosen opponent: Marcel. Team "Bodega" (Executive chef: Dale) and Team "Etch" (Executive chef: Marcel) must create "pop-up" restaurants for one night only, with the best restaurant selected by the diners.
        • Bodega: Carla, Dale T., Fabio, Richard, Tre
        • Etch: Angelo, Antonia, Marcel, Mike, Tiffany
          • WINNING TEAM: Bodega
  • WINNER: Richard (Raw Tuna Belly and Fried Chicken Skin with Chilies and Lime; Chicken Fried Codfish, Brussels Kraut and Ginger Beer). He wins $10,000.
  • ELIMINATED: Marcel (Roasted Monkfish with Kalamata Olives, Peperonata, and Parsley; Duo of Peaches: Unripened Peach and Sweet Peach with Coconut Foam and Powder)
    • Guest Judge: Justo Thomas (Quickfire Challenge), Ludo Lefebvre (Elimination Challenge)