I think it’s just best to skip over the quickfire challenge. I expected a lot more from all of the chefs. Lo didn’t recognize hoisin sauce? Come on! At least, it seems they all recognized ketchup.
Rick Bayless was in good hands when he chose Richard Blais to be his sous chef. Hubert Keller was Hubert Keller and he’d probably do well no matter who he chose. He just exudes chef-ness. It was apparent that they were doing OK, although I was surprised at Hubert’s scoring surge at the judges’ table. It all came down to whether Anita Lo’s decision to go with a raw bar in the hot sun was worse than Michael Chiarello’s decision to ignore the skills and talents of his team, thus getting well below their best.
Time to hop over toand see who’s commenting there today.