Some of the details that you might have missed in Corey’s room were spectacular: The authentic farmer’s table and real ranch fencing really gave us a trip to the outback. Corey mentioned that his grandmother always used a real lace table covering for their country dinners growing up, so I made a lace runner to accent his dining table along with fresh arrangements of assorted wild flowers including daisies and thistle arranged within old mason jars. There were even some faux roosters and chickens milling about!
Corey brought in some of his own candles that were known as traditional “home candles” along with his own “home” signage. Even amongst all of the pressure of getting his meal out, Corey didn’t forget his design concept and his personal connection to his dining environment. He stayed consistent and true through out the competition.
When the guests walked into Corey’s room they all said, “Oooh Country!” The whole ambiance screamed it and as the party continued the guests had no question about where they were and where they belonged.
Corey’s “Mummified Shrimp with Avocado Citrus Salad” were encased in texture and taste; his design concepts and room certainly affirmed his signature style with a playful and gregarious approach.
I don’t know what airline Corey cooks for, but I will certainly be boarding that plane with my fork and knife party ready!
Spring Time in New York!!
After sitting with Nicole, I had to edit out a lot of words and try to hone in on the design. I loved the fact that Nicole was completely convicted, about her décor, but I wasn’t sure if she was listening to herself enough while she was quickly trying to get her concept out into the room. I felt like she was really stuck in the literal definition of "town," and not in the abstract creative versions of what "town" could be, and how to make it a “Nicole version” of the concept rather than what the world thinks "town" should be. This is not a bad thing because what Nicole chose to do was completely lovely and digestible, but I feel like we have all seen this before and it may have been a safe reinvention of the wheel.
you did AMAZING! love how you got all my ideas in! Wish you had of sat a the table and eaten my food. I really believe that the decor helps set or prepare your taste buds...
I think after the show is finished you should bring back all the chefs who won for a cook off I think that wouldn't great. I would love to see Corey again on the show to see him cook something else also he is good tv I would definitely watch him again. I would even throw my own party to watch him. Love the show this was the best episode yet.
I loved the show last night with corey. I think that was the best episode. He is good tv. I think they should have the winners come back and compete in a winners competition. I would love to see that, a matter of fact i would have a dinner party to watch the dinner party. Bring back corey!!!
I enjoyed the response that you received from each contestant last night. Knowing that thier creations were going to be exhibited in such magnificent settings must have given them a sense of well being. I believe that this is an indication of your importance to the success of the evening. The concept of combining food with decor was brilliant.