Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Lido Di Manhattan, Manhattan Beach, CA, where the young owner bought the restaurant keeping the menu and staff but hiring her boyfriend as bar manager. Gordon isn't impressed with the microwaved Egg Plant Roll, the Frozen Tuna or the salad cooked by the Martinez Brothers. They use a very old computer system to place orders, the servers have to check if tickets are received and hate the computer! A lot of food is sent back and Gordon finds old food in the walk-in and freezer. Gordon realises the kitchen is dirty but Lisa doesn't seem to think that is a problem so Gordon calls the customers into the kitchen to show them the dirt. Lisa then goes and cries in the toilets for hours and refuses to come out. Gordon takes a bat to the old computer and all the servers have a whack at it. Gordon puts Lisa in the kitchen to cook a special and a new menu is put in place but the kitchen staff can't run the kitchen and they stand there not cooking. They then decide to leave but come back a little while later, Gordons Chef Scott comes down to the restaurant and he's going to stay for a month to help train the staff. The relaunch was a success after a few hiccups.
What Happened Next? They focus on the wine bar and Chef Scott worked on training the chefs. Gordon revisits a year later, Lisa has fired her boyfriend and there are new dishes inspired by Gordon including the Mushroom Flatbread and business is up. She has also expanded into Lido brand wine. They cook a duck dish together and Gordon tells her to keep up the good work.
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