Sunday, September 21, 2008

TV: KITCHEN NIGHTMARES "GIUSEPPI'S"



Chef Ramsay heads to Macomb Twp, Michigan to help a father and son turn around their Italian restaurant, Giuseppi's, which is in much need of help before they have to close the doors in "Season 2 Ep. 3" of "Kitchen Nightmares".

This episode is more about fixing a family than a restaurant. The son cooks and is in line to run it, while his father and mother who are supposed to be retired by now, can't let the place go to their son that easily. The father doesn't think his son's heart is into it and doesn't yet want to give the place to him because he still wants to run it himself, even though he shouldn't be with his current medical condition.

Chef Ramsay doesn't have much to work with considering that the restaurant is located in a mini mall next to Wing Wong's. A tiny place that has bad looking food that one chef likes to nuke in the microwave a lot, Ramsay doesn't show them how to cook it better but gives them better recipes.

He makes over the place like usual and it's nice but just a new paint job would have been an improvement over the horrible 70's theme the place had before. Little time is spent on those things and more time is spent with Ramsay trying to get the father and son on good terms again. If I wanted to see a father and son cry while hugging each other, I would watch Dr. Phil, but things do get emotional toward the end and it is rather touching. I just wish that the next restaurant that Ramsay visits, he acts like a restaurateur and not a peer counselor.

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES "GIUSEPPI'S": 6 OUT OF 10


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