Gordon Ramsay’s famous show in United Kingdom is captured in the new episode of “Best New Restaurant” Premiere “Italian Cuisine,” which aired last Jan. 21, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on Bravo.
The episode kicks off with Tom Colicchio going to Doma Beverly Hills restaurant. He asks the head chefs if what makes their restaurant special. They say that although it is an Italian restaurant, they have a lot of global flavors in their menu because of the chefs’ heritage or influences.
Tom introduces the staff to the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Blackboard Eats Maggie Nemser and co-founder of Wichcraft Jeffrey Zurofsky.
It is time for the two-hour pressure test. It is to evaluate the restaurant’s efficiency in serving a lot of people under time pressure.
Tom notices the staff getting frazzled because of the crowd. They are having a hard time in finishing the dishes. Some orders are served on the wrong tables. The head chef admits that they are not used to rush hours. Tom says that the staff is not communicating with each other very well. The chefs are quick, but the servers are slow because of confusion.
It is time for Tom, Maggie and Jeffrey to evaluate the restaurant’s performance. Tom says that everything about the restaurant is great except for organization. He says that the head waiter took a long time in entertaining each table. He reminds the owner, head chefs and head waiter to improve, so they will have a chance to win in the competition.
Next stop is Dolce Italian restaurant. Unlike Doma, the restaurant serves pure Italian food.
During the pressure test, Tom is concerned that the head chef does not taste the food because the service is too fast. The diners start to complain about bland flavors and improper execution of proteins.
For the evaluation, the judges say that the service is almost perfect. The rapid pace of serving dishes became a hindrance of checking every detail of each dish.
Doma and Dolce are going head to head to know which one is going to the semi-finals. What they do not know is that undercover diners will go to their restaurants to check their daily service quality.
In New York, Tom talks to the leaders of Dolce first. He shows them a video of an undercover’s experience in their restaurant. Overall, they gave good service to the undercovers. For Doma, the undercover was happy with the head waiter’s extensive knowledge of the menu, but Tom warns him to “back off” a little because it may distract some diners. The undercover tried to test him by saying that she could not eat pork after the food was served. The waiter was attentive and alert that he returned the dish to the kitchen and offered an alternative dish.
Doma and Dolce start to battle through a dinner service. The overall quality of the service will be judged by diners as well. During the service, Tom is going to each kitchen to check the progress and taste the dishes.
In the end, Dolce is chosen to advance in the competition. The judges think they are professional with their work. Tom notices that they do not care much about the competition; all they care about is satisfying their diners in the most flawless way possible.
There you have it for the recap on “Best New Restaurant” Premiere “Italian Cuisine,” which aired last Jan. 21, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on Bravo. For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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