Top Moments from Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage, Heat 4

Get an insider's look at what happened when the fourth group of all-star chefs went to battle on Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Seven Layers of Sabotage

The name of the game in Round 1 is seven-layer dip, and while Chef Melissa admits that there's room to be creative with the dish, she notes that beans, meat and cheese are imperative. For her meat, she finds herself with Vienna sausages, thanks to Chef Fabio, who also saddles Chef Elizabeth with baked beans and Chef Alex with wine-soaked cheese spread.

A Tower of Surfaces

Not concerned about his sole sabotage of the round, Chef Fabio considers his seven-layer prep table to be nothing more than "seven cutting boards." He sets off to make a classic rendition of the dip, and judge Antonia Lofaso appreciates that, saying, "It definitely looks like a seven-layer dip."

Making Do

Although Chef Elizabeth forgets cheese in the pantry, she presents Antonia with a worthy plate, but the judge questions, "Walking up to it, I'm not necessarily thinking that it's a seven-layer dip." Nevertheless, Chef Elizabeth successfully covers up the sweetness of the baked beans with welcome spice.

Lesser of Two Evils

Thanks to a mid-round sabotage won by Chef Elizabeth, Chefs Melissa and Alex swap stations, and Chef Melissa is soon faced with her rival's wine-soaked cheese. "I really prefer this sabotage over the canned wienies," she admits, adding it to a base of beef. Antonia, however, isn't wowed by that layer, deeming it "grainy."

An Iron Chef Falls

"It's a tour de force," Chef Alex jokes of the potato-sausage dish she's inherited from Chef Melissa's station. Antonia's quick to compliment Chef Alex on the "many beautiful, subtle flavors" she's put forward, but they're not enough to save Alex from elimination on account of the "strong processed flavor." 

Authentically Midwestern

Ever the Italian chef, Chef Fabio is ecstatic to be cooking a traditional Italian plate — eggplant Parmesan — in Round 2, but his dish soon takes a turn for the unconventional when a sabotage forces him to pick out cheese from a solid block of mini cubes. "It's a fine blend from the mid-region of Wisconsin," he jokes of his combination of cheddar and pepper Jack.

Dishing It Out

In an act of revenge, Chef Fabio saddles Chef Elizabeth with a doozy of a sabotage: a food processor to fully puree her eggplant. Since she's left with mere pulp, Chef Elizabeth beefs up the vegetable by adding both raw and cooked pasta to the mixture. "I think it's really smart and inventive," Antonia comments.

Unnecessary Spaghetti

Chef Melissa forgets eggs, breadcrumbs and Parmesan in the pantry, so she can't fry her eggplant and must resort to roasting it. Despite this, Antonia deems the vegetable "beautifully cooked," but she's not wowed by the underseasoned spaghetti side dish and ultimate sends Melissa home because of it.

Demanding Fairness

"Now I'm kind of evening the field here," Chef Fabio explains of why he's sabotaged Chef Elizabeth, a master pastry chef, with two challenges in Round 3's banana bread test. Thanks to him, she must use green bananas and do all of her mixing and cooking in banana leaves. "I'm really aggravated," Chef Elizabeth reveals.

Experiment Rewarded

Unfamiliar with baking banana bread, Chef Fabio notes, "I don't speak the baking language, so I'm trying different measurements. So out of three, I hope that at least one is going to be edible." Sure enough, since he's cooking sans sabotages, he successfully executes one batch, and Antonia calls his loaf "perfect." 

Bowing Out with Bananas

Chef Elizabeth offers a spiked banana milkshake alongside her banana leaf-steamed banana bread, and Antonia tells the chef of the pairing: "These actually complement each other really well." Despite this, though, Antonia misses the classic taste in Chef Elizabeth's offering, and it's ultimately enough to end her run in the contest.

The Fourth Rival Is Secured

"It was a perfectly cooked banana bread," Antonia tells Chef Fabio after awarding him the win. He's earned $10,800 for the charity of his choice and will be the fourth and final competitor facing off in the Superstar Sabotage finale. 

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