Queen of Denial I
enjoyed watching the chefs relaxing around the fabulous penthouse when the reviews came in. The reactions to the critical comments were what I would expect -- chefs are very sensitive. As the negative reviews were read, I noticed three distinct stages. First, there was anger: "That reviewer was so wrong. She just didn't understand what we were trying to do." The second stage was denial: "Those oysters were perfect!" And then finally came the acceptance. (Sara and Hung seemed to really get this.) Regardless of how they felt about the criticism, their answer was "Let's review what the judges said and fix the problems."