Team Top Chef's Editor shares her love for Rochester and wonders why the chefs didn't make garbage plates.

Nov 26, 2008

The problems seemed to really lie with the desserts. Jeff's dishes kind of fell short, but he really came through in the managerial side of being a chef. And then there were Richard's S'Mores. I honestly didn't think it was that bad, and if chefs were kicked off for things looking like spit, Marcel would never have made it as far as he did, but I guess he not only ruined the very basis of what a S'more is, but it just didn't taste good. I was pretty sad to see him go -- he is hilarious. Don't want to dwell on Team Rainbow (I can tell from your comments you guys aren't feelin' it), but it seems that Jamie is their only hope. Team Euro didn't really shine this episode either.

Overall, a very entertaining episode. The only thing that would have made it better is if the chefs had to recreate the garbage plate.

Next week, Rocco visits! Swoon.

I wish you all a tasty Thanksgiving and as always, leave messages below.

- Monica A. Reyhani

P.S. What's Rochacha?

P.P.S. I just watched the episode for I think a third or fourth time and JUST noticed Melissa totally rockin' out during the concert. Seriously, it's AMAZING.