'Top Chef' recap: You're Hot and You're Cold
Elimination Challenge: Cook a dish and a cocktail for a "Fire and Ice" party, so the dish has to contain both a hot and cold element. There's very little drama in the kitchen, which is nice for the cheftestants but kind of boring to watch (and recap). Here's what they served:
Paul: King crab with lobster broth and lemon snow and his cocktail is "the Pan Am" featuring Kaffir lime, Thai chilies, palm sugar and rum. Tom is really, really mad that Paul put arugula in as a garnish, because he thinks every ingredient should have a purpose. Everyone likes the cocktail, but the soup gets varied reactions.
Sarah: five greens filled pasta with garlic, chili and spiced sformato (like a denser soufflé). Her cocktail is an "Agrumi": gin, kumquats and mango. The judges note that the sformato is semi-frozen, which isn't ideal, but think the pasta is great. They like the cocktail, but don't think it pairs well with the dish.