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Kerry is up next and the plate looks good. Maybe the Kerry’s School of Hard Knocks will pan out. This chicken and spinach rocks… much better than the chicken and chard from this morning.
One taster says it best: “They’re (all) winners.” True. Now let’s viciously let one of these three chefs pack their knives and go.
It’s interesting to see whether the judges will have any harsh words for the chefs. Curtis is wondering whether Lorena would serve the lasagna in a high-end restaurant… sometimes I wonder what Curtis means when he says high-end restaurant. For most of America, Olive Garden is a special occasion. There are many different types of high-end restaurants. I think that lasagna would be great to serve in a fancy little place, shared with three friends and a great bottle of Riserva Chianti. Nothing wrong with that.
Kerry is in with a win. Evidently leadership can take many forms. Somebody has been taking notes while reading Who Moved my Cheese? He pushed those kids to the limits and maybe that anti-coddling was good for them. They are crying in the corner right now after being yelled out for hours by Kerry, but hell Kerry won so who cares. JUST KIDDING… Good job, Kerry!
This is a hard one. Though Chris’ dish looks pretty good and his team had great chemistry, it was plated too soon and was not his best showing. Francis loved it and James did not. Lorena on the other hand led her team pretty well and the dish was just maybe too simple, yet her salad gets described as a “quilt of flavor” by James. James quits because he likes both chefs. But he’s kidding, he ain’t quitting this gig! He loves this job!
I'm with you, Hugh, I loved this elimination challenge. It was so interesting to see the chefs' different mentoring styles. While watching, I really thought Kerry was doing the "in it for myself" thing, but in the end, he did win. And his students seemed to feel like they really learned a great deal. So I revised my opinion. I really admired Chris' style, though, and would have liked him to be my mentor. He really took the teaching element seriously. Lorena did very well, too.
She seemed very patient with her students and seemed to enjoy teaching.
Loved the quickfire, too. So fun to see the critics as the "mystery cookers." One of the most enjoyable episodes this season!