The Knockout Specialty is the 258th chapter of Shokugeki no Soma.
Plot Summary Edit
In a flashback of the night before the final bout, Erina suggested that Sōma could make a Pâté de Campagne if he is to make the appetizer for the final round. Sōma presents his appetizer, which looks similar to a pork loin on a bone, something a caveman would eat. Its appearance suggests that it could be the main dish. Sōma's dish is actually a fusion of his best dishes, the Quail Stuffed with Risotto and Eggs ~Brazen Youngster Style~ and Time Fuse Mapo Curry Noodles. He received plaudits from all the judges, including Azami himself. However, since the dish was supposed to be an appetizer in a two course menu, Azami gives Sōma zero points for his dish. The crowd is shocked and Eizan wonders how Sōma could be this reckless in not planning for Erina's dish as well. Erina questions whether Sōma understands the meaning of teamwork. Sōma then claims that Erina will not be able to match the impact of Tsukasa's dish as none of the dishes she has cooked thus far are worthy of being labelled as a specialty. He challenges her to a Shokugeki, spurring her to come up with a dish that could beat his own.