At their cooking stations, the chefs find a cooler that Alton likens to "a Pandora's box," and it's full of the ingredient that has wronged them in the past. The rivals have just one hour to redeem their fateful ingredients in a single dish using a limited pantry and self-built fires.
Chef Falkner recalls that she "was literally a clove of black garlic away from becoming The Next Iron Chef" when she fell to Chef Zakarian in the Super Chefs finale. She's now featuring the garlic with duck breast and a side of cornbread, which Simon says is "one of the best things" he's tasted as a judge.
Ultimately, it's Chef Mendelsohn whose cuisine reigned supreme in Battle Pineapple. He's outcooked Chef Love and, for the first time, will advance to the second week of the competition. "It is fabulous to move to round two," Chef Mendelsohn tells Alton and the judges after the showdown.