Which of four incredible Grill Masters champions will top all and score the grand prize? Tiny celebratory beers help kick off the first round of live-fire cooking, as well as a beautiful rack of boar. As the intensity heats up in round two, s'mores and a delicate vegetable accompany a lean meat on the competitors' entree plates. A giant sweet surprise in the dessert basket ensures that the final plates will be colorful and unusual, but whose will taste like $50,000?
In what may be the best Chopped competition theme ever, the chefs' baskets are packed with bacon, burgers and beer! In the bacon appetizer round, the competitors go in some inventive directions with their dishes, including pizza and poutine. Round two is an adrenaline-packed burger battle that has the chefs working with a fun take on onion rings. And the alliterative theme comes to its boozy conclusion in the dessert round, with beer boldly represented in the baskets.
No ovens? No problem! The chefs give the grill pans a major workout in this special competition, where they must get grillin' from the get-go. The group makes sausage appetizers that must also include a fruity beverage. A beautiful open-faced sandwich meets a diminutive veggie in the entree basket, then the two competitors left to grill dessert face a basket that includes a boozy marshmallow and a bag of nuts.
In Baltimore, Tyler Florence brings together three of the seaport's star chefs to compete in a local Venezuelan hot spot. In the first round, a Mongolian grill challenges their creativity when they're tasked with using the secret ingredients piri piri, kombu and bone-in pork chops. Things really heat up in the final round when creating one dish using sauerkraut, horseradish and catfish determines the city's Bite Club Champ.