Sunday, 29 May 2011

Kitchen Nightmares - Mojito - CLOSED

Kitchen Nightmares Mojito


Episode Recap


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




Extra Reading


Mojito FB Page

Mojito Yelp Reviews

Ending on a Highball at Mojito's

A “Nightmare” of a meal at Mojito



Read About More Kitchen Nightmares

13 comments:

  1. Chef Maria Katalina was on an episode of Food Network's "Chopped" in August of 2012:

    http://badmoonowl.com/2012/08/14/ted-allens-chopped-oui-oui-confit-recap-8-14-12/

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/chopped/oui-oui-confit/index.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She was also on Cutthroat Kitchen just recently - using a new name, but after seeing her in three other shows, you knew it was her. Are we sure Mojito's is still open with her there.

      Delete
  2. If I am not mistaken, besides flirting with one of the other competitors didn't she cut her fingers with a knife not once but twice?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. On both Chopped and Cut throat kitchen, someone needs to take her knives away before she kills her self.

      Delete
  3. She seems insane.

    ReplyDelete
  4. She was also on a recent episode of "Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell" (she was either the first or second chef eliminated)... which, I guess, means she and Marcelo went their separate ways (if Mojito IS indeed still open). : ?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Last time I passed mojito it was still open. However after seeing my favorite Chef Ramsay make an appearance and give the rest. A makeover, i went to the rest with my friend (we live in the area) to show off to my friend about Chef Ramsays work, we walked in and there was one table having dinner and I could not believe no one turned around to greet us. One server was on his phone the others were gathered around chit chatting. We stood there for a few minutes and I showed my friend what had been changed, I basically gave my friend a tour.....no one noticed. I decided to ask for a menu and without loking at us one server turned around and pointed to the front desk and said "they are over there". IT WAS THE MENU FOR TAKE OUT!!!!!!! We left and I browsed through the menu...although I did not eat the food their prices are ridiculous. I know I'm latina and as a foodie know, cuban food is not that expensive, looking at their location rent should not be a problem. Do not think I will go back.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The episode of chopped that she was on was Season 12, Episode 15 if anyone is curious.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Katalina ALSO recently appeared on a THIRD Food Network show, "Cutthroat Kitchen"... and, lo and behold, this time she WON. : O

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She only won because the other chefs kept messing up and/or sabotaging each other instead of her. I think she made it through the entire ep with only 2 sabotages.

      She most definitely did NOT win based on her abilities. She's obviously a "tv whore", doing anything to get her face on any channel. I've seen her somewhere besides Food Network, too. I just can't recall where. I hate when networks give these ppl the unnecessary attention that's so undeserved.

      If Mojito's is still open, let's all hope that Marcelo is the chef. I definitely wouldn't pay to eat anything she made, not on Chopped, Chef Wanted, nor Cutthroat.

      Delete
  8. As everyone said... Yes, she was on the episode of chopped... but it mentioned that she's a chef at Mojito... so, I guess they're still together?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. no, they're split.
      They work together but only as business partners not as a couple.
      They told that at the revisited-episode.

      A big, big thank you to the blog-owner for all the work & energy you put into this for us KN insanes!

      Delete

All comments are moderated, those with swear words and racist language will not be approved.