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Bravotv.com: Would it have meant more to you to win this challenge behind judged by Charlie?
It would have meant a lot to win. It means a lot to win each challenge. The pigs and pinot event is something I am very familiar with because I worked for Charlie during the creation of the event. I would have liked the opportunity to go to Healdsburg and participate.It's a great event and my wife would have loved to opportunity to get back to wine country for a few days.
Bravotv.com: How upset were you to see the exiting chef go?
Ash was fun to be around. He had this comedic approach to almost every challenge that just kept you laughing to yourself or sometimes uncontrollably out loud. I must say after the Picasso comment he might have checked himself out. I thought it was a great compliment but it seemed he was not expecting to go much further. I would not say I was upset more realizing that some of the people that I have become friends with will also have to go.
Bravotv.com: Who do you think your biggest competition is at this point?
Bravotv.com: Why did u remove the bones from the ribs?
I removed the bones thinking I would present a small square block of braised pork rib. This would not only be easier to eat during the event with a fork especially accompanied by the puree and mostarda. The bone serves its purpose during the braising but could be left off the plate. I wanted to also take something that traditionally is served on the bone and plate it in a different more refined presentation.
Bryan, You are so mature and thoughtful. You are also a very good brother. I appreciate that you didn't become part of the gossip monger pack against Robin as most of the rest of the cast has. So far, you dishes have seemed inspired and fabulous. (I wish I had a taste-o-vision set)... Best of luck to you!!!
I must say Bryan, your comments at the end of the previous show when your brother was on the chopping block also showed a great deal of maturity when you listened to someone's comments; asked if they had actually tried it and then said that as someone hadn't tried it, not to comment upon them. I agree that it's good that you didn't join in to badmouth Robin whom I can understand can be very annoying.
I've enjoyed this season much more than previous seasons and you have been a big reason why. You are a very mature & thinking type of chef as opposed to blaze of flash that lets their mouth do the work for them. You let your food do it instead. It is also appreciated that you are not getting drawn into a Robin bashfest like the more immature chefs are. No one really wants to see that. It's been done on previous seasons and it actually turns people off more than draws them in. Speaking for myself I watch to see the food and see different techniques not the drama
"Why is Kevin so caught up in what we're doing?"
Your approach is to keep your eyes forward and not worry about the competiton. It's a good strategy. But not everyone is that disciplined. Or maybe it's boredom. Either way, Kevin is analyzing his toughest competition, and you and Michael represent two third of that group (with Jen being the other third). That "focus on the toughest competition" approach seemed to serve Hosea and Stefan well last season, so I don't think it will hurt Kevin too much.
"Why is Kevin so caught up in what we're doing?"
Kevin is not caught up in what you're doing. He was merely answering a question that was asked of him by a producer for the interview.
I love this season of Top Chef. I think everyone is awesome, but Ash it was your time to go. I do think that Robin or Laurine are next on the chopping block, bring your A game because you never know what can happen. Brian and Michael your both Fantastic Chefs, and so handsome :-) your cooking is exquisite. Kevin and Jen your also Fantastic chefs, I think your work is awesome, and may the best Chef win !!
You and your brother are both so talented and very creative chefs. I really don't envy the judges this season.There is so much talent in the Top Chef kitchen.Even though you, Michael V.,Jen and Kevin seem to be the front runners and all of you have really shown how good all of you are, don't forget the story of the Tortoise and the Hare.
Bryan, My daughter lives in Frederick Md and recently had the opportunity to visit your resturant there. Unfortunately, they had no reservations and couldn't be seated however, she did get to see you sitting on a couch talking to someone. she was thrilled as she always watches Top chef and of course is rooting for you. Thank you for sticking to cooking and not competition bashing. You and your brother both seem to be very nice gentlemen.
Bryan and Michael, I have had the pleasure of working with your father for the past six years at the Sheriffs office. I have never seen a prouder father. He loves to talk about you both as well as his grandkids. I feel like I know you guys as your dad has told me so much about you both, myself as well as my wife and children have not missed an episode and are your biggest fans. Good luck to you both!!! Keith
Bryan you are thoughtful, and measured in your responses to a very heated battle. You're a great chef , but your competition are heavy hitters. Best of luck.Your consistancy is feaky !
I, PERSONALLY THINK YOUR MOTHER SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF BOTH OF YALL. You are both amazing chefs.. and, YOU ARE BOTH SOOO HOTT !!
You should have shown your usual grace in accepting your brother's classy gesture. It di not look nice. He is your brother at the end of the day.
Bryan, I'm impressed by your cooking on the show and recently had the pleasure of dining at your restaurant. Your brother is also quite talented, and I'm rooting for both of you. I would actually love to see a tie and have 2 Top Chefs this season. Regardless of whether you win (or rather have won!) the competition, I have no doubt you'll go far. It's been a real pleasure watching the show and seeing you work your magic! All the best, Tinkerbell
Bryan, both you and Michael belong in the finale, skill shines brightly in both, but i have to say you show much more maturity the Michael, he does seem to want to push your buttons, and has shown a rude attitude at times, Robin should be treated like all others, the judges will decide when she leaves, and i liked that you did not join in with the Robin bashing, best season to date
I am addicted to this show and can't wait for each new season to see what new talent awaits us. I was dubious at first with so many"self-taught"..I thought it would be boring. but with each competion I wonder who will pull it out of the hat. Kevin, Jen Bryan and Michael are the top dogs and this could go down to the wire-pending any serious blow ups. Good luck to all it will be a pleasure to see who ends up as "Top Chef"