Fabio is the last to present. He made a tiny quail egg on a miniature buckwheat pancake for his first dish. The second is coconut milk panna cotta with mango puree made to look like a fried egg. Hmm, almost the same dish as Stefan, but fried instead of poached. Everyone knows that fried eggs are way prettier. The last is lychee soup with melon yolk, served in an egg shell so it looks kind of like a raw egg. Why would you want to eat something that looks like a raw egg? What am I, Rocky Balboa? Wylie and Fabio talk molecular gastronomy for a moment, the only chef we see Wylie discuss his favorite cooking technique with. It looks like Fabio has it in the bag.
Padma asks who's on the bottom. Wylie says that Fabio is. Whaaaaaaat? I guess Wylie thought Fabio made too many non-egg dishes, and instead made a lot of dishes that just looked like eggs. Yeah, God forbid he show some freaking creativity. Hosea, creator of arguably the second most creative dish, is also on the bottom, because Wylie didn't think the dishes went together well. Oh, whatever. He's bugging me. Say that they tasted bad, or weren't prepared well, but I thought both chef's concepts were strong. Wylie liked one part of Leah's dish, but he thought her potato ravioli was too heavy and greasy. See? There's a reason to dislike a dish.
So that means Stefan and Carla are the top two. Wylie liked the humor in Carla's dish, but when they show it, it looks fake, like maybe it's made of plastic. And how did it taste? He never really mentions it. Wylie thought Stefan's technique was top notch, even though half of his dish was the same as Fabio's, which he hated. I wish we were allowed to ask follow up questions, because I'm not understanding his line of thinking at all. Anyway, Wylie chooses Carla as the winner. While I'm a fan of Carla and I'm intrigued by her comeback storyline, I don't think she had the best dish. Of course, I didn't taste them, but the judges didn't talk much about the flavors so I don't feel like that was a big part of their decision. They keep telling the cheftestants to take risks and then the ones that do are told their dishes are too complicated. Carla interviews that she won with a simple dish and no molecular gastronomy. Wylie says that Carla won by focusing on one dish instead of trying to make multiple components. But didn't she make green eggs AND ham? So it wasn't really just one thing. I don't want to begrudge Carla her win, which may have been well-deserved, but I feel like the reasoning presented by editing didn't really gel.