Season 2, Episode 10
Norman Van Aken returns not as a guest but as chef and host to Robert at his restaurant Normans. Here, Robert assists in the kitchen with such dishes as My 'Down Island French Toast" with Curacao-Scented Foie Gras, Griddled Brioche, Brazilian Creamy Cracked Conch Chowder with saffron, and ending with caramel flan and coconut sherbet. Next is Eddie V's Prime Seafood where Robert treats his dad on his 88th birthday to a gourmet dinner. The menu includes Lobster Tacos, Alaskan Halibut Filet Sautéed with jasmine rice, red chilies and Jonah crab. Dessert is Hot Butter Cake with Bananas Foster flambé. Finally, Heather McPherson, famous food critic, joins Robert at Ravello for Veal Milannaise, stuffed olives, creste pasta with oven roasted tomatoes and herbs, and Asparagus fried egg parmigiano.
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