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Gordon Gino & Fred: American Road Trip

  • Episode:

    1 of 4

  • Title:

    The Three Amigos (Mexico)

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 02 Apr 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.15pm

  • Week:

    Week 14 2020 : Sat 28 Mar - Fri 03 Apr

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 18 Mar 2020

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Series overview

With a BAFTA-nomination and TV Choice Award under their belts following series one last year, Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix are back and this time their RV is hitting the highways of Mexico and the USA for their most outrageous road trip yet.
  
Taking in the sights and culinary delights of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Texas and Tijuana, the trio’s antics will include wallet-busting burgers, dune buggy racing, goat yoga, spear fishing, cowboy capers, fine wines and wild wrestling. What could possibly go wrong?
 
Featuring extreme adventures, sumptuous feasts and their own distinctive brand of bickering and ego-bashing, this is food on tour like never before. And with all three amigos battling it out to be king of the kitchen as well as king of the road, prepare for more bad behaviour, banter and bromance than ever before.

Produced by Studio Ramsay for ITV.

Episode 1: The Three Amigos (Mexico) 

In episode one, the guys pick up their mammoth new RV, nicknamed ‘Betty the Beast’ and begin their trip in Mexico in search of ‘The Best Breakfast in the World’. 

On the way they sample Mexico’s most famous drink – Tequila. Fred explains: “Tequila back home has got a bad reputation, it’s all about getting drunk. But here it’s totally different.”

As Fred does his best to explain the distilling process and get them to appreciate the different flavours, Gino is busy knocking them back like water and Gordon complains it burns his throat… 

Next the trio head to one of Mexico’s most famous food markets but on the way, argue about who has the most discerning palate.

Gordon tells Gino: “I’ve got a better palate than both of you put together. You know that. I saw the Gino’s Great Escape and it’s just tomato and mozzarella in every episode.”

To put them to the test, Gordon and Gino decide to take part in a blindfolded chilli-tasting session at the market, with eye-watering consequences.  

One-hundred-and-fifty varieties of chilli are grown in Mexico, so Fred has many to choose from as he feeds his friends chillies which get hotter and hotter….

Afterwards, Gordon says: “You’ve just destroyed my palate. One of the finest on the planet!”

Gino says: “Ah that’s not fun. I’m sweating. My eyes. We’re gonna go. We need to go and get toilet paper.”

Next the boys pull on their wetsuits and climb aboard a game-fishing boat to try their luck with spear fishing. But with Gino suffering from a hangover, he stays on deck leaving Gordon to dive in with the spear gun.

Gordon naturally spears every fish he aims for whilst Fred is in charge of putting them in the net, but afterwards Fred says: “It was full of fish down there, like a supermarket. Even if you were blind and couldn’t fish and couldn’t swim, you were sure to get a fish.”

After catching the fish, Gordon and Fred hand over to Gino to cook them and serve up lunch. 

Gordon gets back behind the wheel of the RV and after a few arguments, scrapes and near misses, they pull up at a desert racing track to take part in a Baja 400 race and work out once and for all who is the best driver.

Gordon says: “Three laps of the track and the winner gets the biggest prize of all – bragging rights.” 

Strapped into desert buggies and fuelled by petrol, testosterone and competitive spirit the trio set off at full speed, bouncing and flying around the course and doing whatever it takes to get into pole position. The stakes are high but none of them are prepared for what happens next…

After their race Gordon, Gino and Fred get back on the road and finally arrive at Valle de Guadalupe the site of ‘The Best Breakfast in the World’ which is a dish of spiced shredded beef with refried beans scrambled eggs and fresh tortillas. 

Restaurant owner Doña Esthela says she serves 2000 customers a day, so, to give her a break, Gordon offers to cook her a full-English breakfast with a Mexican twist and Gino as his reluctant sous chef. 

As the boys head towards the border, they stop at Caesar’s Restaurant, birthplace of the Caesar Salad, where they sample the original recipe before Gordon decides to create his own version. 

And finally, before they leave Mexico, Fred takes Gordon and Gino to watch some traditional Mexican wrestling. They are soon persuaded not just to watch, but to take part. Wearing their very own personalised costumes…it’s time for the three amigos to step up to the plate.