Bravotv.com TV: But it felt like a complete dish?
Yeah, it tasted complete enough and we liked it. I might have chosen Sang's had I had a vote, but I didn't have the vote, so it didn't matter. But I did remember really liking what I ate in Sang's dish, the pieces that were there. And we didn't know at the time that there were some things left off his plate. Doug's
dish was salty in the same way that Odette's dish was a little bland, so it's sort of a toss-up.
Bravotv.com TV: OK, so the Sex category.
GS: David Burke's
dish was sort of bananas. Maybe that's how he likes sex? Ha! It was a classic David Burke dish in that it probably had 15 different ingredients, and I'm not totally sure how they all went together, but I didn't think it was very successful because there were too many textures, too many elements, too many flavors. To me it was quite off-balance. Lynn's
dish was fine -- it did have a few elements that I think were a bit sloppy. The way that she plated it the carrots steamed the duck underneath it, which wasn't very appealing and detracted from the texture and the flavor of the duck. But it wasn't the worst.
Bravotv.com: For Greed, we had Bryan's concept that people seemed to appreciate.
GS: Yes, greed, I thought, was an interesting category because it's harder to articulate. Greed is a little more intangible than sex or murder. Bryan's interpretation was really about sustainability and how we are being greedy as a human race. I thought his dish was actually really tasty -- quite lovely and refined.
Bravotv.com TV: You and Lesley said the green cardamom flavor was very strong in Doug's dish.
GS: We all got a very strong taste of green cardamom in Douglas' dish, which is the cardamom pod when it's still raw, and it tasted unripe so it had a bit of an aggressiveness to it. I thought it overpowered everything -- the crab and the shrimp being so delicate -- so that was an issue. I think that it was too aggressive, too strong for the diners. They really didn't enjoy it. I thought Bryan and Sue
both did very good jobs. Out of the three, I would probably agree with our cast which one I liked the least. One person from each category has to be in the bottom, so they had to pick someone, right?