What to Watch: Season Premieres of Trisha Yearwood and Jamie Deen, and Guy Cooks With Chilli From TLC
On Saturday morning, Trisha is joined in the kitchen by her friend Karri and they're cooking up a steak dinner. Afterward it's a special episode of Giada in Paradise, as Giada takes viewers on an adventure through one of the most dazzling European cities, Monte Carlo.
On Sunday morning, Jamie Deen and his son Jack are setting up a pop-up restaurant in the backyard with a menu that will appeal to adults and kids alike. Afterward Chilli from TLC joins Guy in the kitchen to cook a bouillabaisse. Later in the morning on Sandwich King, Jeff takes a trip down memory lane back to his college town and prepares a pork sandwich and grilled ham.
In the evening it's a special Harlem Globetrotters-themed episode of Cupcake Wars. After that, it's Iron Chef Garces vs. Iron Chef Morimoto in the fourth battle of Iron Chef America Tournament of Champions. Finally, Robert Irvine helps save a barbecue restaurant in Texas.
Trisha and her friend Karri grill up Karri's Marinated Steak for a classic dinner menu that also features Twice-Baked Potatoes, Tossed Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette and Zucchini Saute before going out on the town for some costumed karaoke.
In this special, Giada De Laurentiis visits Monte Carlo — part of the Principality of Monaco, situated between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea along the French Riviera. Regal and elegant, Monte Carlo is known for its palace-like architecture, high-end fashion, mega-yachts, luxury sports cars, risky roulette and, most recently, world-class cuisine. It's an elegant and stylized adventure set in one of the most dazzling destinations on the planet.
Jamie Deen is consulting his oldest son, Jack, for tonight's menu: They're setting up a pop-up shop in the backyard for Jack's restaurant, Rooster's. On the menu are Stuffed Shells With Spinach and Ricotta; Roasted Garlic and Herb Bread; Sliced Radish and Grape Tomato Salad; and Salted Caramel Rice Crispy Treats, a kid-friendly dessert that even the grownups will love.
Guy Fieri is chillin' in his kitchen with a special guest, Chilli from TLC! They're making Guy's Bouillabaisse With Seared Halibut, which also features shellfish, in tomato-fennel broth, topped off with Garlicky Rouille. On the side there's Sundried Tomato Sourdough Toast. Then Chilli's cooking up her Crab-Stuffed Portobellos, topped with Parmesan cheese.
Jeff, along with his wife and siblings, revisit their beloved college town of Peoria, Ill. Jeff takes on Schooner's famous 18-ounce pork tenderloin sandwich and comes up with his own take, the Central Illinois Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with a homemade apricot mustard sauce. He also makes Grilled Ham and Beerbit Horseshoe as well as Nachos Bell Rarebit with pickled jalapenos and a beerbit sauce.
Four cupcake bakers will have to pull out all their tricks if they want to win a chance to have their cupcakes center court at a huge fan event for the Harlem Globetrotters. Globetrotter Herbert "Flight Time" Lang serves as guest judge.
Round 1 winner Iron Chef Jose Garces battles Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who won round two. The judges for this battle are G. Garvin, Candice Kumai and Jeffrey Steingarten.
Chef Robert Irvine is on his way to Lufkin, Texas, to help out Lynn Bryan, who is having trouble running her restaurant of 15 years, Bryan's Smokehouse. An oversaturated market and a staff of misfits have put Lynn further and further into debt. Robert has just two days to overhaul the poor service and lackluster barbecue recipes in order to save the restaurant.