Tom Colicchio

Anthony Bourdain on Hung's talent, Camille's exit, and why foam is dead.

on Jul 12, 2007

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Poor Dale. The SAS motto is "He Who Dares Wins." Well...not in this case. It was a bold move, picking dessert. He took a chance...and got burned. Or rather Camille did. Her "pineapple upside down cake" being the worst of a bad lot, she got the chop. Still, you've got to admire Dale (or I do anyway) for a) taking a chance, thereby erring on the side of creativity and b) taking responsibility: assuming guilt when a teammate took it in the neck as a result. These are good qualities in a chef. You take responsibility for a bad decision. You learn from it. Then you move on. Best of all -- you manage to survive.