I loved LRS this week! I enjoyed the storylines all 3 couples gave us. To see their versatility, Raymond wants each couple to serve 2 very different types of people; couples and singles. He wants them to first sell a takehome meal for 2, then cater a singles dinner. Whoa, just in time for valentines day!
To be honest, Chris and Nathan are my least favorite couple this year. Yes, Chris can cook, but who cares? Great chefs are everywhere and it doesn't always translate to a great restaurant. This week, we continue to see Nathan fail miserably at front of house. Raymond's advice was for Nathan to really command his restaurant this week. His attempt began with some bad spelling.
after several attempts, he still has a crap sign.
Sarah gave her BEST LOOK OF THE SEASON SO FAR when Nathan said that the sign should probably mention that the meal should be heated up later. Yikes!
Later on Nathan shapes up and goes out to recruit buyers of their take home meal. They sell 8 in a half hour after not selling any for 2 hours! My problem with Nathan is that every week after he fails, he says sorry and that he is learning, then does better right away like he knew the whole time what to do! At dinner, Nathan fails again by seating and taking orders from women with no men at the tables. They invited all women and gay men to a singles mixer. Everyone starts complaining and not wanting to pay full price.
On the other end of the spectrum, Rebecca and Stephen are my favorite couple of the season! Poor Stephen has terrible back pain, but he trucks through it. This is him looking Stoic:
They show up late for the lunch rush, but still try and salvage some sales.
At dinner, Rebecca is worried that not enough people will show up. It turns out fine though because with only 14 people, Stephen is able to rock out the food. Sarah tastes the food and loves it. Stephen has really refined the food the way Raymond has told him to! Out of 14 singles that came for dinner, 2 new couples were formed! That sounds like a win to me.
Now on to JJ and James. I do not know where I stand on these guys. I haven't really liked them much this season, but tonight i was surprised to find myself NOT hating them. They made a "bag of love" filled with cocktail mixes for people to buy. Sarah and David said that the cocktails were amazing as always, but a 12 year old could have made the bags. Sarah in this picture is explaining how it looks like something her daughter takes home from nursery.
Later before dinner, JJ is writing out a menu. I was shocked to see this scene, because it looked EXACTLY like I looked at that moment! Complete with the sloppy handwriting mess!
Crazy. And speaking of crazy, JJ is going a little nutty in this scene, no? He kept saying it was his first opportunity to show what his theme is supposed to be all about. What about all the other days you opened the restaurant? Also, why is he writing wink and kiss on the paper? and what is that doodle?
I liked how Raymond was so impressed with JJ's ability to balance the sweet/sour/bitter/acid components of a cocktail. Sarah wonders if they are just blaggers... For all Americans out there who do not understand the term blagger, it is basically a con man. Sarah thinks they are jsut charming everyone into liking them and avoiding the fact that they can't cook. Maybe they blagged me tonight cause I kind of liked them. Did I use it right?
Ok guys, what did you think? Were you glad no one went home this week? I was seriously gonna to flip out cause I thought Rebecca and Stephen were about to get kicked off!