Last night on Iron Chef America, David Pasternack (Esca, New York City) dropped by kitchen stadium and challenged Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto in an epic fish masters battle. The secret ingredient: wreckfish. The judges were actress Cady Huffman, author Jeffrey Steingarten, and TV host Katie Chin. In a break from tradition, instead of presenting the dishes from each contestant in a row, the chefs alternated back-and-forth with their courses. Watch:
Video: The Dishes, Part 1
Video: The Dishes, Part 2
Video: The Decision
In the end, Morimoto defeated Pasternack by a score of 47 to 40.