Raise the Bar — The Next Iron Chef Caption It

by in Shows, December 21st, 2012

Donatella ArpaiaAfter eight weeks on the road to redemption, just one battle stands between the final three rivals, Chefs Nate Appleman, Amanda Freitag and Alex Guarnaschelli, and the culinary kingdom that is Kitchen Stadium. Of course the stakes have been high throughout the competition, as it’s the nature of the Redemption beast for chefs to be eliminated each week, but come Sunday, the rivals are put to the ultimate test in a last-supper challenge, one that will require them to bring their A games if they want to make their dreams of total redemption reality.

The judges’ panel on The Next Iron Chef has made known what they want to see from the chefs’ challenge offerings: elegant, sophisticated plating techniques, unparalleled creativity, expert use of the Secret Ingredient and, of course, ingenious flavor profiles. But looking at the sneak-peek image above from Sunday’s finale episode, it seems as though judge Donatella Arpaia is suggesting that these elements are not enough anymore — that in this all-important finale, the remaining rivals must raise the bar to new levels of Iron Chef-worthy greatness if they want to cook in Kitchen Stadium. Do you think Donatella is referring to one chef’s approach to challenges in particular? Which rival do you think is most in jeopardy of not earning a place among the final two?

Before you tune in this Sunday at 9pm/8c to find out who The Next Iron Chef is, we’re challenging you, Next Iron Chef fans, to write your best captions (tastefully appropriate, please) for this judging moment in the comments below.

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Comments (17)

  1. Seriously Sue says:

    Dear Fannie, You are obviously a silly troll. why don't you pedal your political views on a political website and leave the viewers to FN to debate which came first, the chicken or the egg…

  2. Bonnie says:

    I think Donatella's comment was aimed at Alex, her food, although good, is not out of the box. Salads are boring. I would like to see Amanda and Alex in the final, with Amanda winning.

  3. rosie says:

    You can do it Alex, just believe

  4. Tyler says:

    What a fix! Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is good friends with Iron Chef Z. who was a judge. How was he chosen as a judge with that existing relationship? Horrible! Chef Frietag seems to be the better all around chef who was robbed of the title.

  5. VIRGINIA says:

    WILL YOU PLEASE FEED THE NARRATOR OF IRON CHEF AMERICA. I AM SO TIRED OF HIM SAYING HE DOES NOT GE TO EAT THE FOOD.

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