What did you think of the final episode of Top Chef?
Tonight, I was struck by the desserts which are usually the weakest link in reality cooking shows. Bravo has posted simplified recipes for Marcel's Blini with Kona Coffee Caviar & Hawaiian Chocolate Mousse and Ilan's Tangelo Soup with Hawaiian Fruit, Surinam Cherry Sorbet & Bay Leaf Fritter (Learn more about the Surinam Cherry here).
Would you deep fry a bay leaf in donut batter to make Ilan's entry? Create a culinary chemistry set to make Marcel's coffee caviar?
Spoiler alert: The winner . . . after the jump.
Leadership skills gave Ilan his narrow victory tonight. Ilan is the Top Chef. He came out on top in our own poll too.