What to Watch: Giada's Casino Night, Damaris' Down-Home Breakfast and the Premiere of Restaurant Express
This weekend on Food Network, watch all-new episodes that will inspire and entertain. Start Saturday morning off with some Tex-Mex favorites for the family from Ree. Then, Giada's inspired by casinos when creating her party spread. In the evening, watch a special Miss America-themed episode of Cupcake Wars.
On Sunday morning, Rachael shows you how to make a week's worth of recipes. Afterward, Guy reworks breakfast staples as lunch and dinner options. Then on Southern at Heart, Damaris shows a guest in need of culinary guidance how to create a down-home breakfast.
In the evening, watch Guy's Grocery Games for a surprising twist in the final round. At 9pm/8c, tune in for the series premiere of Restaurant Express in which nine aspiring restaurateurs fight for the chance to win their own restaurant concept. They’ll be traveling by bus, facing challenges created by Robert Irvine, who will help them shape their own restaurant. And finally, watch a new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen, where the competitors in the last round must make s'mores, which may require a campfire for one unlucky chef.
It's a frontier-style Tex-Mex feast for the whole Drummond crew after a big day working cattle. There's a predawn start so they're going to be hungry for a rib-sticking spread of delicious Chicken and Beef Fajitas packed with grilled meat and fixins, Fiesta Beans and Cinnamon Ice Cream with Cinnamon Crisps.
Giada De Laurentiis and her husband, Todd, host a glamorous casino-night party inspired by Giada's recent trip to Monte Carlo, Monaco. The menu features Lobster Risotto Arancini, Crostini with Poached Figs and Goat Cheese, Tangerine Sorbet with Vanilla Cream and Candied Pistachios, and Basil Blackberry Spritzers.
The Miss America Pageant is making its triumphant return to Atlantic City, and four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of the action. To get there, they must first win over a special guest judge, reigning Miss America Mallory Hagan. The winner also walks away with $10,000.
Rachael's got a variety pack of meals that are sure to satisfy — no matter what your food mood is: Chicken and Green Bean Casserole, Spicy Almond Chicken and Rice, Mushroom-Lover's Marinara, Bacon and Artichoke Pasta, and Sloppy Whatdyaknow Joes, Pizzaiola Style.
Guy takes some breakfast staples and reintroduces them as lunch and dinner dishes. Recipes include a Grilled Skirt Steak Hash with a hollandaise made of roasted red peppers that has never been so foolproof and, for dessert, a Grilled Fruit Salad served with Toasted Pound Cake and Lemon Whipped Cream.
Damaris helps Demond whip up the ultimate breakfast in bed for his fiancee. Inspired by fall harvest ingredients, this breakfast of Pumpkin Scones with Maple-Cinnamon Glaze, Homemade Granola Parfait and baked Quiche with Country Ham will have spectacular results with any sweetheart.
In the first game, the chefs make a mad dash to the produce section to fix a gourmet salad, but all the leafy greens are Out of Stock! Then, coupons and quick thinking come in handy during a Budget Battle. In the final game, making a comfort meal seems simple, until the final two chefs must swap their bags of ingredients. The chef who impresses the judges the most earns a shopping spree with the potential to bag $20,000.
Nine aspiring restaurateurs arrive in Las Vegas, where they meet Chef Robert Irvine in front of the Restaurant Express Bus. In order to secure one of the eight spots on board, they must first pitch their dream restaurant concept to Robert. Those with the best concepts head into Lake Las Vegas for the first challenge. They'll have to create a restaurant from the ground up, with just $500 and six hours to feed 250 hungry guests! The bottom three earners will be up for elimination.
In this episode, it's back to the classics. As the chefs battle to make the most “bewiching” sandwich, things get switched up when two of them are forced to swap baskets! Then, sharing is anything but caring in the fiery barbecue round, where two chefs have to share their cook time. Finally, the competition gets s'more heat when one chef adds s'more fuel to the flame and forces the other to build his or her own campfire.