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I'm really not sure about how I feel about Brian making it to the finale. Obviously, he's an accomplished chef, but I feel that he's the most unremarkable (i.e., "forgettable") chef from any of the three seasons. I was always surprised to see him around every week, thinking to myself, "Oh, yeah... I forgot about him." I really wish that CJ was still there, instead.
I loved the Quickfire from this episode. Very creative... Very unique, in my opinion.
I guess it seems I'm the only Brian fan around here...
Honestly, I thought the Quickfire wasn't a good way to impress Eric Ripert. I mean, serving on a stump. I just don't think it's realistic and won't help the chefs much. Casey's dish was the best, though. Won't deny her that.
I will deny her the Elimination though. Undercooked meat is just something I can never abide. That would make a customer leave in disgust and never come back. Elk's a lean meat, and it's true that it's not going to be cooked as much (I don't like the meat personally, because I don't have my meat cooked lower then medium. I've gotten sick before) because it will dry out. Still, if Ripert said it was too rare for him, I would have immediately booted her.
Dale impressed me, his dish was positively breathtaking. I'm glad to say he impressed me, but it's unfortunate to mention that it wasn't until now that he did it.
Hung's dish disappointed me. As soon as he said "I'm going to cook for the judges and not the cowboys" I was turned off. In a restaurant, you don't have judges, but you do have customers, and customers are necessary to satisfy. Like Collichio said, I was turned off by Hung's lack of persona. I have no idea who Hung the chef is, and I've seen him win challenges. I see Hung the cocky badass who runs around nearly stabbing people in the kitchen. That's just about it.
First off, I think Brian is a great showman. He put on his cowboy hat, was comfortable speaking, and burned sage for it's scent. I thought his dish was complicated, and he'd have done better to just leave the cheese off the plate. I was disappointed with his answer at Judge's Table: We knew who Brian was. Brian the Showman, along with Hung the Badass, Dale the dark horse, and Casey, who I don't believe should win.
I'm rooting for Dale now, but now I'm watching the finale mostly to see the old chefs returning as sous-chefs, at least barring any stupid twists. I'm guessing (if we assume as it's been previously), we get Brian, Sara, CJ, Howie, Tre, and Sara N., pick two and choose. It'll be fun to see them again.
I guess it seems I'm the only Brian fan around here
|Does anyone know if there will be a chat on this site following the finale tomorrow night?|
|It's interesting though, Hung could have cooked the elk like deer meat. I've seen plenty Vietnamese restaurant with deer on the menu. They don't taste bad at all. He could have sauted something great.|gabfan31 wrote: Hung's arrogance continues to astonish. He's done over five minutes early, so he's too busy patting himself on the back for his awesomeness to finish the dish with a key ingredient?! Hung, you are NOT as good as you think you are if you're going to make rookie mistakes like that!
I agree: Hung's hubris is just over-the-top, and it has been from the beginning. I believe that it's going to turn out to be the fatal flaw for him tonight. He had no doubt whatsoever that he was going to make it to the finals, and I'm sure that he's just as confident that he's going to win.
A major part of the challenges is to make the customer happy, and he's said several times that he cooks with only the judges in mind. If he sees a challenge as "beneath him", he completely disregards his clientele and only tries to impress the judges.
|Hung wins, in your face people. haahhahahah.|