Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi was very happy with the food this week. But she can't say the same about the chef's behavior.

on Jan 16, 2007

I was proud of Marcel for trying something he's never done before. Those potato cannolis were crispy and perfect. With a hint of salt, they really encased the two fillings well. Both the chocolate mousse and coffee whip cream were light and airy, while still feeling quite rich and luxurious on the palate. His dish was polished, and his sauces were spot on. As always, his presentation looked very professional, clean and pretty.

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Chef Ripert chose Sam's dish as the winner and I concur with his decision, but Marcel's dish was very close behind.

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