Ariane: "Leah Should Have Gone Home"

Ariane answers our questions and doesn't hold back her feelings about her elimination.

Bravotv.com: What did you think the Quickfire was going to be when you saw Hung? Were you a fan of his on Season 3?
You know I had no idea what to expect. I do remember seeing all the canned ingredients and thinking what is going on??!!!

Bravotv.com: What made you pick Turkey Spam?
I thought of Gene. That is what he cooked in the house all the time!!

Bravotv.com: What was the inspiration for your dish? (Did you even know they made turkey Spam?)
I thought of open face hot turkey sandwiches from the lunch cafeteria in catholic school. Had no idea. Never touched the stuff.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of the guest judge Dan Barber and the farm challenge in general?
I was very excited. He is an inspiration!! The farm was just breathtaking! I hope to work on the farm with him in the spring!! Ill start with some butchering lessons!! Ha!

Bravotv.com: Be honest, did anyone think they'd actually have to kill the animals themselves?
I am sure that went through a few chefs' minds. And I am sure some would have enjoyed it!Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to roll up the lamb?
I think Hosea and Leah were so afraid it wasn't going to cook in time. And that was what they had put in my head. Brainwashing I tell you!

Bravotv.com: Can you elaborate on the roast stringing incident?
I don't need to elaborate; Leah made a mess of it!!

Bravotv.com: Did you think Leah did a good job when she helped you?
No.

Bravotv.com: Who do you think deserved to go home?
Leah

Bravotv.com: What did you think of the other teams' dishes?
Chicken did a good job! Clean seasonal flavors of the meat and veggies.

Bravotv.com: What do you think of your whole experience on the show?
I am so grateful for the experience. I am so glad to have had this once in a lifetime opportunity. It has inspired me to be the best I can be. My business will thrive. And to my cheftestants, every one of you is a winner in my book, and I am proud to call you my friend!!

Bravotv.com: Where can your fans find info about you, your food?
CulinAriane Restaurant, 33 Walnut Street Montclair. NJ 07042, 973-744-0533. We hope to see you all soon. And to my fans, thank you for all the love and support and really believing in me. DON'T FORGET  TO VOTE FOR ME FOR FAN FAVORITE!!

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