Originally Posted by kwilkinson
It's the same technique.
Anyway, it looks like a great meal. Just wayyy too much aeration.
Exactly, which is why overall, the dinner lost some points. I suppose, it could be argued it was used as a "technique theme" for the dinner, but it comes off more as "I just learned this technique, and I'm going to use it on everything," which I know isn't the case with Michael. Again, I'd chalk it up to him trying to make a menu he thinks "Top Chef" viewers are expecting. I bet if he went more classic, people would bitch about how he didn't do anything special, like on the show. When my friend mentioned finding a hair in the spinach at the Bazaar, he did have a good quip about how it probably belonged to Marcel.