Chef Liz Arana, along with sylists from Pierre Michel Salon surprise a mom and daughter from Staten Island, NY. While mother and daughter get royal makeovers and meet with Sergio Riva for a poetry reading, Liz whipped up a very romantic Pork Milanese dish.
Gordon and the three Italian Chefs (John, Jason and Richard), from The Commisary in Sydney, invade the home of Vasso and Lola Zographou in Haberfield, New South Wales. One-man band, Mic Conway, is on hand for entertainment.
Gordon and young celebrity chef Luke Mangan of Salt Restaurant in Sydney, Australia, drop in on a little neighborhood called Ryde, New South Wales. While Luke cooks, Heptathlete Jane Jamieson and family hold food Olympic-style events.
Gordon and surf-bum celebrity chef Jason Roberts of Bistro Moncur, in Sydney, cook dinner for an unsuspecting family in North Curl Curl Beach, New South Wales. Gordon and the family meet The North Curl Curl Surf Lifesaving Club.
Gordon and Chef Cheryl Smith surprise a Leonia, NJ, family. Joining them with his whirlwind antics was The Flying Robertini with his fire-eating, juggling and balancing act. To match Roberts' fiery antics, Cheryl fires up a spicy pork burrito dish.
Chef Frederic von Coppernolle of The French Culinary Institute joins Gordon as he drops in on a family in Floral Park, NY. Kamar the Magician serves up his unique brand of magic/comedy while Frederic magically prepares Braised Salmon Mediterranean Style.
Sweet Lou Dunbar and Curly Boo Johnson of the Harlem Globetrotters join Gordon and Chef Frederic von Coppernolle of The French Culinary Institute as they enter a home in New Rochelle, NY. During the mayhem, Frederic makes Pot Pie ala Dind (Turkey Pot Pie).
Chef Erica Miller and Gordon knock on the door in Staten Island, NY. Erica prepares a Mango-Papaya Sweet Soup, a Gratin Yucca, and Souffle while home decorating expert Marcia Sherrill provides the perfect touches to the Garcia's home.
The extraordinary powers of The Amazing Kreskin dazzle a family in Saddle Brook, NJ, distracting them and Gordon long enough for Chef Michel Nischan of Heartbeat Restaurant in NYC to aggregate an "amazing" m�lange of steaks, veggies, and gnocchi.
Erica Miller and Gordon drop in on a Bronx family with Akira Kakmura and Zarela Maldonado of the World Seido Karate Organization in tow. In the ensuing melee, Erica prepared some excellent Japanese cuisine consisting of Peanut Noodles and Beef Broccoli.
Join chef Mark Melillo and Gordon for a swingin' time at the DeStasi home in Elmwood Park,NJ. With music provided by the Jumpin Gigolos Swing Band, Mark prepares a roasted London Broil with Diane Sauce and Rusty Potatoes.
Gordon and Chef Terri Mangrum of Sweet Mama's in Brooklyn, NY, hoe-down in New Providence, NJ. Gordon and friends take line dancing lessons from Colorado Cafe while Terri barbecues ribs, steak, shrimp and veggies and tops it off with "Pear Lazy Man's Cobbler."
Gordon and Chef Kenny Johnson gain access to a home in Verona, NJ, with the Amazing Kreskin in tow. Kenneth cooks up Roast Beet and Haricot Vert Salad with a Smoked Bacon Apple Viniagrette; Sauteed Rib Beef with Truffled Mashed Potatoes and Champagne Carrots.
Chef Louis Osteen of Louis's in Charlotte,SC showed Gordon around the Battery District and the home of Bennett and Jean Helms for a Sunday brunch of Pork Hash,Grits and Endive/Romaine Salad. Adding to the historical fun: civil war reenactments.
Gordon & John Malik of Augusta Grill in Greenville, SC, surprise a couple with a Salmon & Four Cheese Ravioli with Scallion Potato Cake, Sauteed Corn with Bacon & Artichoke Leaves. During dinner, they are treated to the gospel renditions of Lynette White.
Gordon and Lynne Gigliotti of Grappa in Atlanta, GA join 'Miss Manners' Robbie Staubes as they doorknock a family in Mount Pleasant, SC. Lynne makes Beef Stew, Corn Chowder and a Birthday Pecan Pie for dessert. With music by Nikolai Svisher Acoustic Jazz Trio.
Aussie chef, Luke Mangan, joins Gordon in Tarrytown, NY, for Roasted Chicken Marinated in Yogurt and Spices with Couscous. Before dinner, the homeowner and family Steinway piano jams with Kenny Mohammed, the one-man human orchestra.
Iron Chefs Morimoto and Michiba join Gordon to invade the Rye, NY, home of the Linehans. The chefs whip up Potato Dumplings, Beer Battered Chicken, Potato Noodles,Quiche and Frozen Fish Stick Sushi. With music from accordionist Yuri Lemeshev.
Tom Schaudel of Lemongrass Restaurant in Long Island, NY, joins Gordon in Great Neck, NY. Tom makes Cheerios-Encrusted Chicken with Sauteed Roma Tomatoes and a poached fruit dessert. After dinner, Tom and his band, The Def Chefs, play the blues.
Gordon & Chef Jim White of Casa Vieja Restaurant in Albuquerque, NM, and Brazillian dancers and musicians from S.O.B.'s in NYC bring a Latin Fiesta to a Queens, NY, home. Jim makes Hearts of Palm Salad, Leftover Burritos and Ice Cream with Guava-Rum topping.
Gordon and Chef James Burns of Jay's Bistro in Mount Pleasant, SC, doorknock a house of post collegiates in The Bronx, NY. While the guys learned to Tango from Fabienne Bongard of Dance Manhattan, James makes Fettuccini in Vodka Sauce.
Gordon and Paula Deen of The Lady and Sons Restaurant in Savannah, GA, doorknock a home in Henderson, Las Vegas. Over Sirloin Pasta Casserole with Apple Turnovers for dessert, the home was treated to the Houdini-style act of Vegas regular Dixie Dooley.
Chef Michael Jordan of Rosemary's Restaurant joined Gordon in celebrating a matrimony performed by Elvis Impersonator/Minister Ron Pokruwka and two showgirls. For a reception, the family and guests were treated to Sauteed Spicy Meatballs and Baked Ziti.
Chef Jim White of Casa Vieja Restaurant in Albuquerque, NM, joins Gordon as he doorknocks a home in Boulder City, NV. Jim creates the perfect picnic feast for a family and they then take a desert tour in a Hummer provided by Rebel Adventure Tours.
Gordon and Chef David Walzog of Michael Jordan's Steakhouse in NYC head to Katonah, NY, with a 500 pound sheep in tow. As the homeowners sheer the sheep, David makes a Southwestern Feast out of the Lundy leftovers.
Gordon and Kerry Heffernan of 11 Madison Park Restaurant in NYC invade a home in Jericho, NY. Kerry creates Chicken Pot Au Feu with Truffle Pasta while Orange Custard of Stonybrook University's Taiko drum band play Japanese drum music.
Chef Kenny Johnson of Rustic Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY accompanies Gordon to Peter and Susan Vilardi's home in Bergenfield,NJ. Kenny prepares Jumbo shrimp with entertainment provided by the acapella waiters, Minimum Wage.