Harold Dieterle

Harold explains what he would have done in the cactus Quickfire and the camping challenge.

on Oct 9, 20090

In the elimination challenge they went into the wilderness, which I thought was super-cool. I enjoyed watching it, but I would have been a cranky SOB doing that for sure. It was an unbelievable set-up for cooking though. Ceviche sends Mattin home and that dish is kind of a cop-out in my opinion. Plus, going outside changes everything. Don’t try to serve a cold fish outside like that. I don’t know the set-up was exactly, but if you’re going to serve a ceviche it has to be cold.

Tom spit out Robin’s grilled Caesar dish. I’ve had that dish done successfully at a beach restaurant in the Jersey Shore. It was a grilled Caesar Salad and I personally enjoyed it, but I had had a couple glasses of wine at that point… I probably would have eaten my hand. She served spoiled food and I don’t know if she had tasted it before it went out there. That’s bad news bears right there.

2 comments
Jenny Brake
Jenny Brake

It's really neat to read Harold Dieterle's blogs! And nice to know he is still connected in some way with Top Chef.

FanFare
FanFare

Hi Harold,

I like your comments. However, you missed the mark on what Tom disliked enough to spit out: It was Mattin's raw cod. That also made the guest judge sick to his stomach. Robin's shrimp were rancid, though. I thought they both should have been eliminated for serving inedible food!