Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Brian Malarkey and Ludo Lefebvre did their best to seduce viewers on Tuesday night's semifinals episode of "The Taste." It was all about making the perfect, seductive bite.
Ingrid Hoffmann, star of the Food Network show "Simply Delicioso," played guest judge for the team spoon challenge and chose Sarah Schiear from Lefebvre's team as the winning bite. Schiear, a food blogger from Florida, made an impressive spoonful of panna cotta with caramel and caviar. Instead of immunity, she won a collection of cookware.
For the individual challenge, each chef was asked to make his or her sexiest bite and pair it with a drink. While the chefs went to work in the kitchen, the four mentors sat backstage chatted about their idea of sexy. Not surprisingly, Lefebvre and Lawson clashed in their views. Lefebvre preferred a light, delicate touch while Lawson expressed wanting something a little harder and rougher. It also helped that during the conversation, Lawson was sprawled out on the couch, tipping her head back and downing Champagne.
L.A. girl Khristianne Uy on Malarkey's team thoroughly impressed the judges again with a king crab, uni and 63-degree egg paired with Champagne. She definitely earned her spot in the finale. Gregg Drusinsky and Schiear from Lefebvre's team will also be in the finale after not being chosen as anyone's favorite or least favorite dish.