I really enjoyed this challenge. I have often sat in a restaurant and tried to recreate a dish in my head. And if it is really something amazing, I will go back to my restaurant and make the dish with my own spin. This challenge tested technique, memory and the palate. While I have not had the opportunity to dine at the current incarnation of Le Cirque, I did get to eat at Le Cirque 2000. It was a sensational meal. Laura Dern was at the bar and I swear she was making eyes at me! But that is a different story altogether.... I could tell the decision as to the winner was a difficult one for Mr. Maccioni. I got the impression that Casey's dish had the best flavor while Hung had the best technique. He chose technique. How would you choose -- flavor or technique? Difficult call but Sirio was obviously trying not to be swayed by Casey's femininity. Speaking of flavor, I got over to Barton G.'s last week for dinner. Had a fun, entertaining, and flavorful meal. The presentation could have probably worked in Le Cirque as everything is served with a comical, almost childlike inspiration. Barton, I commend you and your wonderful staff. And it was great that Joseph, the chef de cuisine, popped by the table to say hello. Much continued success!