Finally, we get to Clay, who doesn't know why he's there, actually. He stands behind his dish. Colicchio says that with forty minutes to go, Clay had already cooked his wild boar, "Did you think it was cooked correctly at that point or when you served it?" Clay wanted to sear the boar and then par-cook it and he wasn't going for well done. He thinks he should have made the chops thicker. Bourdain steps in, "You're serving a wedding party of a hundred-fifty and you par-cook your chops. Wild boar is a beautiful thing -- why you par-cooking your chops?" Clay looks like a deer caught in headlights. He admits he was playing it safe but he still stands behind his dish. Colicchio thinks he's standing behind his dish but he's also backtracking and adds that the cornbread dressing was inedible as well. For Gail, it wasn't the dressing, it was the chop that was so bad. Bourdain finalizes the discussion with, "This was not a conceptual problem, this was a problem of fundamentals. It's overcooked, too thin, not good." Padma sends the cheftestants back out.
Episode Report CardKeckler: A+ | 543 USERS: C+
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