||The challenger is a chef at a popular restaurant among the celebrities in Tokyo, Basta Pasta. (Sorry I don\'t have more information about it. Almost every search for this restaurant lead to results for the New York City location.) It has been a while since they had an Italian cuisine challenger and The Chairman expects a \"high-tension\" battle.
And did The Chairman make a \"Tomato, Tomahto\" joke in the theme announcement? I thought he said \"Ue kara yonde. Shita kara yonde. Onaji.\" I think that means \"Read from the top. Read from the Bottom. Same.\" (And now that I think about it, Japanese would be read top-to-bottom as opposed to left-to-right, so that would make sense.)
This episode is in Japanese with no subtitles.