Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Restaurant Wars Trivia! - Part 2


The only Restaurant Wars individual winners who went on to win their seasons are Stephanie Izard and Michael Voltaggio, who, of course, aren’t appearing on All-Stars because they've already won. But here’s some food for thought, er, trivia:

1. Which of these cheftestants made it to Restaurant Wars in their respective seasons?

Alex Reznik
Amanda Baumgartner
Andrea Beaman
Andrew D’Ambrosi
Ariane Duarte
Betty Fraser
Cliff Crooks
Howie Kleinberg
Laurine Wickett
Leah Cohen
Michael Midgley
Miguel Morales
Nikki Cascone
Radhika Dusai
Robin Leventhal
Sara Mair
Sara Nguyen

2. Which contestants who took on front of house duties were named winners of Restaurant Wars in their respective seasons?

3. How many times has a tartare or crudo appeared on a Restaurant Wars menu? As I said in my first Restaurant Week trivia post, this is a friendly contest, so you can just mention chef/team/dish descriptions on this one.

4. Match the Restaurant Wars dessert to the season/team/chef:

a. Baklava Cigars with Fig and Minted Frozen Yogurts
b. Banana Scallops with Banana Guacamole and Chocolate Ice Cream
c. Butterscotch Miso Scallops
d. Chocolate Ganache with Spearmint Ice Cream and Chocolate Tuilles
e. Frozen Mango Lollipops with Dark Chocolate and Mint
f. Gorgonzola Cheesecake with Sweet Potato Purée and Concord Grape Sauce
g. Halo-halo with Cantaloupe, Coconut, Kiwi, Avocado and Candied Nuts
h. Mango Lemongrass and Sake Sorbet
i. Oreo Lemon Pie
j. Pear Pithivier
k. Watermelon “gnocchi”

5. What Restaurant Wars dish pictured at the top of this post was roundly reviled by the judges? (Hint: It was from Season 2.)

Stay tuned for more, and have fun!

3 comments:

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Anyone? Don't "Banana Scallops" or "Pear Pithivier" ring a bell with someone?

I'll be back with trivia answers later.

Meanwhile, Bourdain's blog says he helped design tonight's challenge. What do you think that might be?

And if you were the Grand Poobah in charge of Restaurant Wars, what would you do to make it tickle your fancy?

Fire and Ice said...

1. Which of these cheftestants made it to Restaurant Wars in their respective seasons?

Alex Reznik
Amanda Baumgartner
Cliff Crooks
Howie Kleinberg
Laurine Wickett
Leah Cohen
Michael Midgley
Miguel Morales
Radhika Dusai
Robin Leventhal
Sara Mair


2. Which contestants who took on front of house duties were named winners of Restaurant Wars in their respective seasons?
Stephanie, Dave

3. How many times has a tartare or crudo appeared on a Restaurant Wars menu? As I said in my first Restaurant Week trivia post, this is a friendly contest, so you can just mention chef/team/dish descriptions on this one.

A lot... (7?)


4. Match the Restaurant Wars dessert to the season/team/chef:

a. Baklava Cigars with Fig and Minted Frozen Yogurts
Season 5

b. Banana Scallops with Banana Guacamole and Chocolate Ice Cream
Season 4

c. Butterscotch Miso Scallops
Season 4

d. Chocolate Ganache with Spearmint Ice Cream and Chocolate Tuilles
Kelly Liken

e. Frozen Mango Lollipops with Dark Chocolate and Mint
Stephan

f. Gorgonzola Cheesecake with Sweet Potato Purée and Concord Grape Sauce
Super Awesome Stephanie Izard

g. Halo-halo with Cantaloupe, Coconut, Kiwi, Avocado and Candied Nuts
Dale T/Lisa

h. Mango Lemongrass and Sake Sorbet
Season 2
i. Oreo Lemon Pie
Season 2

j. Pear Pithivier
Robin/Michael V

k. Watermelon “gnocchi”
Season 2

5. What Restaurant Wars dish pictured at the top of this post was roundly reviled by the judges? (Hint: It was from Season 2.)
Watermelon gnocchi

Jeni said...

1. Which of these cheftestants made it to Restaurant Wars in their respective seasons?

Alex Reznik
Amanda Baumgartner
Cliff Crooks
Howie Kleinberg
Laurine Wickett
Leah Cohen
Michael Midgley
Miguel Morales
Nikki Cascone – no, but she helped in the kitchen with prep
Radhika Dusai
Robin Leventhal
Sara Mair


2. Which contestants who took on front of house duties were named winners of Restaurant Wars in their respective seasons?
Season 1 – Dave
Season 4 - Stephanie

3. How many times has a tartare or crudo appeared on a Restaurant Wars menu? As I said in my first Restaurant Week trivia post, this is a friendly contest, so you can just mention chef/team/dish descriptions on this one.

Hung – tuna tartare
Mike I – tartare
Tiffany D – crudo of some sort

4. Match the Restaurant Wars dessert to the season/team/chef:

a. Season 5 – Sahana – Carla’s dish
b. Season 4 – Warehouse Kitchen - Richard’s dish
c. Season 4 – Mai Buddha - Dale T’s dish
d. Season 6 – reVOLT – Bryan’s dish
e. Season 5 – Sunset Lounge – Stefan’s dish, I think?
f. Season 4 – Warehouse Kitchen – Stephanie’s dish
g. Season 4 – Mai Buddha – Dale T’s dish
h. not a clue
i. Season 2 – M.E.C. – Cliff’s dish? Elia’s dish?
j. Season 6 – reVOLT - Robin’s dish
k. Season 2 - Lalalita - Sam’s dish

5. What Restaurant Wars dish pictured at the top of this post was roundly reviled by the judges? (Hint: It was from Season 2.)

Watermelon “gnocchi” by Sam! Yuck!