Although Patricia overintellectualized her food, allowing ideas to trump flavor, I was impressed with the reach of her picnic. Her salad was wonderful: sweet, sharp, a fine mix of flavors and textures. And it was, above all, original. That bison was a nice idea, too, an interesting take on cold steak, and I liked the chile jam. The problem was that they didn’t seem to have much to say to one another. As for the flat bread, that was, flat out, a bad idea. And it was the flatbread that sent her home.
Kerry’s food was smart, I’ll give him that. I especially liked the progression, the way the intensity of the flavors built. I admired the cold cauliflower soup, which was both smooth, tasty, and lovely. The green bean and orzo salad was nice. The chicken skewer? Pleasant enough. But like Lorena’s, not even close to what you want from a true master chef.
For me, the best moment in this entire show comes at the very end. As Patricia walks out the door she says, “Help each other out.” A class act.
I somehow don't think that when Patricia said "Help each other out" she was including Lorena in the mix.
I agree that the quickfire was a fluke. I find Lorena overwhelmingly unkind and would never vote her fan favorite. There were so many negative comments about her dishes ..SWEET...TOOTHPAST CONSISTENCY...ECT. I hate it when judges seem to dislike someone's food so much and then eliminate someone who is a better chef, better humanitarian and flat out better person to keep the fiery Lorena for ratings. I quit watching . No more. I can't take it . Watching Lorena win over and over with poor dishes just upsets me.
Ruth Reichl.............you should buy a clue because there is no such thing in my book with a desert too sweet. Glad that Lore no Garcia did not get sent home. I think the judges that said her sweet desert was to sweet are insane. I'm a connoisseur of desserts and my mother one year made me for my birthday a homemade (not boxed) chocolate cake very moist with chocolate mocha icing with chocolate fudge drizzle around the edge and her secret chocolate cheese cake ice cream. All made from scratch and that was the best birthday I ever had. I am nuts about sweets; I especially love anything chocolate and classic cheese cake with the fruits that Lorena used in her dessert. There is no such thing as TOO SWEET. The judges were INSANE.
I don't think the quickfire was fair. Lorena had her dish and the Kerry sent all the time on his dish and this did give equal time to her dish. Please no more partner challenges...very unfair.