Firstly let me say, I LOVE L.A., and I love the L.a. food scene. There is such great Asian food in L.A., as there was at the Asian night market, where our incredible chefs cooked.
Douglas Keane served a dessert that seriously made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.. (Tthat’s a good thing!) This guy can cook, and I can't wait for next week to taste more. I was also seriously impressed with Sang's dish. Wow -- what talent! Also amazing to see Bryan make it into the top three. Let's see if the little boost of confidence kicks his cooking on even more. I know it's a huge jump up in class and competition from Top Chef to Top Chef Masters, but he is handling it great so far.
I am so bummed that Jenn Louis had to leave at such an early point in the competition. She is very talented, and I personally Iove her attitude towards food. The truth is, I didn't think there were any bad dishes served at the Asian night market, which always makes the critics' jobs even harder. I have to say I personally thought Odette was a little lucky to get away with the mussy fish balls and noodles.
Finally, it was good to have Kathy Lee with us at the Asian night market. She is an absolute doll.