Team Top Chef's Editor recognizes that her affinity for the Voltaggios is completely irrational.

Nov 18, 2009

Jennifer's dish was very, very pretty, and dare I say it the most feminine. So much purple! Her salmon unfortunately wasn't evenly cooked. She kept saying her fish was cooked unilaterally and it almost seemed like the judges didn't know what that meant. Did anyone else get that impression or am I crazy? She also suffered from whom I believe to be the harshest judge at the table, Traci des Jardins. Every time she spoke I shuddered!

Bryan's dish just suffered from lack of time. Bryan was apparently totally coachable and it seems like sometimes he is missing just one thing for his dish to be extraordinary. I thought he could've taken this one home actually. Michael's dish didn't work at all for the judges, and his Mediterranean theme was lost on them. Tom kept arguing that cauliflower is not Mediterranean. Mmm, for some reason I think it might be, but I'm purely basing this on the fact that my dad used to preserve and use a lot of cauliflower in his Persian cooking. I guess that's Middle Eastern cooking? I guess it's a fine line.

And, finally, there's Eli. Although Gail seemed to be very impressed with his sauces, the meat was just wrong. It seemed that the overall consensus was that his cooking just wasn't as refined as the rest. So, we say farewell to Eli. I think he has quite a career ahead of him.

And, we have our Final Four! Perhaps some of you knew who would be moving on to the finale all season, but even if you did, hopefully you'll agree that it's been a pleasure watching them get there!

Here's a sneak peek at next week's Finale Part 1. And let me know, who's going to win the whole thing?!

P.S. A few of my colleagues and I went to Ajna Bar to check out Hung's new spot, and the food was absolutely delicious. We got to try a lot of things, but I have to say the sauce on my pork loin was to die for! Oh, and the drinks are pretty amazing too. Order the coconut mojito if you go! I could go on and on, but, well, I don't know if you care. If you do, I'll go into more detail next week! Until then, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Tell me what you'll be cooking/eating!