Resident Foodies say: This week, Bobby Flay lost a lobster mac ‘n cheese Throwdown to Cal Hancock of the Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. in Cundy’s Harbor, near Harpswell, Maine.
Dishes: Cal Hancock’s lobster mac ‘n cheese had a nice, creamy mascarpone sauce, with a touch of cheddar, and huge chunks of fresh Maine lobster. The crust consists of panko bread crumbs, herbed butter, lemon zest, and some parmesan cheese. Play the video below to hear Cal describe her lobster mac ‘n cheese.
Bobby Flay used fontina, taleggio, and Parmigiano-Reggiano in his lobster mac ‘n cheese. It had both tarragon and mussel stock to give the dish a very distinctive flavor.
Click here for Bobby Flay’s mac ‘n cheese recipe.
Judges: The judges–Chef Tony Poulin of Southern Maine Community College and Tom Martin of Lucky Catch Lobster–loved both dishes, but selected Cal Hancock’s, the more traditional dish, as the winner.
Resident Foodies say: This is from Summer 2009, but it’s worth watching again!
Resident Foodies say: Another classic episode of Throwdown from Season 4. Bobby Flay lost to David Greco in an eggplant parmesan Throwdown.
Resident Foodies say: This is a classic challenge from Season 5. Bobby Flay lost to Ramiro Arvizu and Jaime Martin del Campo of La Casita Mexicana in Los Angeles. Watch the video!
Resident Foodies say: From this past Season 8, Bobby Flay lost to Very Vera in a carrot cake throwdown. Watch the video of the carrot cake Throwdown!
Resident Foodies say: In a twist, Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, challenged Bobby Flay to a Thanksgiving dinner Throwdown, back at her Oklahoma ranch. It was a visual and culinary feast!
The judges picked Ree as the winner, but it was very close.
For the recipes of Bobby’s and Ree’s Thanksgiving dinner, click below:
Ree Drummond’s Cornbread Dressing with Pancetta, Apples, and Mushrooms
Ree Drummond’s Giblet Gravy
Ree Drummond’s Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Ree Drummond’s Pecan Pie
Ree Drummond’s Pie Crust
Bobby Flay’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spicy Caramel Apple Sauce and Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise
Bobby Flay’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranates and Vanilla-Pecan Butter
Ree Drummond’s Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey
Bobby Flay’s Sourdough, Wild Mushroom, and Bacon Dressing
Bobby Flay’s Thanksgiving Pioneer-Style Herb Roasted Turkey