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With the new format of Iron Chef America, Chef Forgione was ahead by 1 after receiving an 8 for his first dish, while Chef Garces received a 7 for his first dish. Both dishes were disappointing to the judges. The culinary curveball was then announced, in which the chefs had to incorporate straws into at least one of their dishes.
After the judges scored all of the dishes, Jose Garces received a total of 79 points (first dish, taste, culinary curveball, originality, plating), while Marc Forgione received 66 points. Pretty dominating win for Jose Garces. Iron Chef Forgione could not get his record back to .500 and is still the only Iron Chef with a losing record.
Jose Garces will now compete against Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto in two weeks. We are down to the final four with Geoffrey Zakarian Vs. Michael Symon next week. The winners of each battle will face off against each other in the finale in three weeks to determine the champion.