Eric Ripert

Resident Frenchman, Eric Ripert, discusses his issue with the Quickfire, and why Fabio is wrong about the winning dish.

on Feb 2, 20110


I  am Eric Ripert, chef of Le Bernardin commenting on Top Chef episode 8 New York Season All-Stars.

I was surprised with the Quickfire. I was very happy, actually, to see Isaac Mizrahi because Isaac has a lot of passion for great food. Actually he has a video blog that hosts very often some very good chefs, and demystifies some recipes from those chefs. He's a foodie. He actually, also is coming to Le Bernardin very often as well, and is definitely the proper person to judge a food challenge.

I have a problem a little bit with this challenge because to me food is about, ultimately about, flavor. And presentation comes really, in the least of priorities, much further, firstly the quality of the ingredients, then the flavor that you get for your recipes, then finally the presentation. I have a problem that it was only about presentation, and they didn't have to cook the food. Because to me cooking is, at it's best, and especially in competition like that, it's about combining the great flavors and the presentation, and it's too bad that they didn't have to make their food edible.

However, it was very entertaining. I loved Isaac's remarks. I thought they were really hilarious actually, and congratulations to the winner!

Actually Richard's dish was very appealing to me. It looked like it could be a very good dish and I think he had a good vision about creating, in his mind, the right flavors and then a presentation that was striking.

Some of the dishes looked really appealing and exciting to watch.

Angelo's dish, it was a rough comment from Fabio saying it "looked like vomit in a bag". It really did look like vomit in a bag, I'm sorry Angelo. Isaac didn't like also the fact that he wrote crocodile on the table. I kind of agree with that.

Dale did a dish that really looked like someone ate and didn't even like his food and left the leftover in the plate. So that was not really a successful combination.

But you know art is very subjective, and presentation obviously is very subjective as well, so.

I think Richard deserved to win, it could have been maybe someone else.

I don't think Angelo and Dale would have won that challenge for sure.

7 comments
Viewer2903
Viewer2903

I was so disappointed in Fabio's comments on Antonia's dish and so so disappointed on the men, Antonia won and no one gave her a "hey good work, or hey you won congrats," none they all gave a stupid look on their faces as if the decisions are wrong. And Fabio with his stupid comment, all of them the men as usual are sore loser, never amount to being a good sport on anything. they are so disgusting to me, they are nothing but selfish inconsiderate idiots, sorry, but they are. All other time if someone wins all will clap and say good job, but oh you italian men can't take it when you are the ones who messed up on your cooking but you are so much of a loser none of you can't just be a good sport when Antonia won, who the hell are you men, you think all of you men are the best cooks in the world... Let me say, I would not eat at their restaurant because they are selfish, they only cook for themselves and bad mouth others when not necessary all because they are sore losers, I will not eat at Fabio's, Mike Isabella's, Dale's, Richard's, Tre's, nor Angelo, all of them were very very rude to their other opponets. They are not good men nor good considerate chef, they were evil sore losers.

hungryNOW
hungryNOW

They do have transcripts - although I think it takes a few days, and they're not easy to find.

Below the video captures, you can see the text "Full transcript after the jump" and below that are numbers (1, 2, 3...) The transcript starts on the second page.

hungryNOW
hungryNOW

Viewer#834 - they do have transcripts, although they are sometimes a few days delayed AND they're hard to find.

Below the video shots, you'll see "full transcript after the jump" and below that, page numbers - the transcript actually starts on page 2.

Lizzle
Lizzle

I love Eric Ripert and his comments! Keep them coming and hope you are back on the show again soon.

ViewerNYGal
ViewerNYGal

Merci M. Ripert I liked your comments and Issac M. knows a lot about food and style. He also makes me giggle! Has no one heard of mussels marinara? If that what was fresh. we tried it at my grandmother's table at least once.

Viewer#834
Viewer#834

How EFFING hard is it to put a transcript with these videos?! Does BravoTV.com not realize that not everyone is blessed with the ability to hear?