Chef Gordon Ramsay visit's Mojito,Brooklyn, NY, to help separated owners, husband Marcelo and wife Katalina, who are both stressed and are constantly fighting. Gordon describes the decor as a "Garage Sale". Gordon gets some cold soup, salty beans and to top it off Gordons fish wasn't cooked, this leads to another huge argument between the pair. Gordon returns for the evening service, the food comes back which leads to even more arguments. Gordon speaks to both of them separately, they both want the other out the business. The walk in is grossly overstocked with food as Marcelo struggles to order the right amount of food for the restaurant. Gordon sets them a task to cook a dish together, they were meant to cook a dish together but cooked one each. Kata's Shrimp dish is chosen for the special and the owners decide to swap roles, Kata feels the pressure in the kitchen but pulls it off. Gordon relaunches with a new menu and a dining room makeover but the Chef isn't running the kitchen properly. The President of Brooklyn Borough is the special guest for the evening and he loves the food, the relaunch after some hiccups was a success.
What Happened Next?
Gordon revisits and the restaurant is doing well, both are more relaxed and the fighting has stopped. They did give the relationship another go but the feelings had changed. Reviews for the restaurant are mixed after Gordon's visit.
The restaurant closed in March 2016, posting on Facebook
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