Burning Questions

The French chef reveals who he thinks really should have won the Elimination. (Surprisingly, it's not him!)

Jun 23, 20090

Bravotv.com: Were you worried at all about making a quesadilla having never made them before?
I have made quesadillas many times. During the show I had a quesadilla on the menu at the resetaurant. People just assume a French guy never made one before, but I assure you I have made thousands.

Bravotv.com: What do you usually make with pig’s ear?

Head cheese terrine

Bravotv.com: Did you get to try the other chefs’ stuff? What did you think?
I tried Cindy's and Rick's dishes. I loved Cindy's soup. It was brilliant. Rick's taco just tasted like avocado. He just covered up the taste of the tongue. Cindy's was much better and she deserved to win the Eliminination Challenge (although I did not get to try Wilo's.)

Bravotv.com: What is your favorite type of offal?
sweetbreads

Bravotv.com: What was your reaction to the judges’ comments?
I don't think the judges took into consideration that we were instructed to prepare "street food." They wanted me to make head cheese terrine, but that is not street food and not something the people on the streets of Universal Studios would flock to. I ran out of my quesadillas so I think I nailed the street food aspect. I think the judges wanted to see something that was not part of the criteria.

Bravotv.com: How did competing differ than you thought it would?
The timing was really difficult. 30 minutes in the Quickfire goes so fast. I also expected that they would have us compete more in the areas that showed high skills and the techniques of the masters.

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