Gordon sits down to sample the food, he orders lobster bisque, paella and a chicken and garlic main course. Gordon is not impressed with the bisque saying the lobster looked like it was already dead before it was cooked. Jerry tells him that the lobster came from the tank and when he looks in the tank there is a dead and decaying lobster, a risk as the lobsters will eat the dead one and become infected with bacteria. Gordon tries the dreadful chicken and garlic dish, it arrives swimming in oil and the chicken is dry. It doesn’t get any better as the paella is over seasoned and over cooked. Gordon is astonished to hear that the head chef Michael didn't cook or taste any of his meal.
Gordon arrives to observe a dinner service and Michael is behind the bar. The food goes out at a reasonable pace but is soon returned to the kitchen. Both brothers go into the kitchen to try rectify and improve the situation but instead make it worse. They argue and as Michael gets more angrier he ends up pushing cook Al and is removed from the kitchen and severely reprimanded for his unacceptable behaviour.
Gordon arrives the next morning to have a look around the restaurant. He finds multiple bags and buckets of shellfish in the freezer with no dates on. The walk-in is absolutely packed with meats and the fridge in the kitchen has dead lobsters inside. A rogue pigeon is flying around the kitchen. Gordon shows them what he has found and tells Michael that he is wasting money buying so much food, he admits he is to blame but he is overwhelmed. Gordon teaches Michael a garlic chicken dish and Michael makes a octopus special that Gordon loves, both dishes become the specials for that evenings service. Server Joe struggles to learn the new dishes as he has been used to the same menu for 20 years!
For the evening dinner service, Michael is working behind the line and Jerry is expediting at the pass. Michael shows his lack of confidence at first but the customers love the new dishes. Michael begins to fold under the pressure and customers begin to get frustrated at having to wait A chicken dish is sent back to the kitchen and Gordon discovers they have used spoiled chicken! Jerry steps up and the food begins to leave the kitchen and customers are happy. Gordon is impressed with Jerry but the quality control needs to dramatically improve.
Overnight, the restaurant is given a makeover with new furniture and china. Michael and Balbina love the new makeover. Gordon shows them there are 40 Spanish restaurants all 2 miles, the market is saturated they need something that will make them stand out. Gordon introduces a range of home made tapas dishes and tells them no more tuxes for the waiters!
For relaunch night, both brothers are excited but worried. The kitchen gets off to a great start as customers love the food. But as more diners arrive the kitchen begins to fall apart with Michael getting confused and not listening to Jerry. Michael starts to get angry and Gordon pulls him aside to tell him to get it together and respect his brother, he turns it around and the relaunch ends a success. With a final pep talk from Gordon he tells them they can turn this around and praises them for the good job they did at the relaunch.
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