Thursday, July 15, 2010

ATC Love to Chef Timothy Dean

It would have been nice to see a Maryland-based chef make it to the final three in this Washington DC competition, but alas, it was not to be. Chef Timothy Dean has faltered under the heat of competition these past few weeks, and his Roasted Turnips and Asparagus with Honey was too rustic and bland for the judges this week.

For the Quickfire Challenge, Chef Tim's simple, straight-forward approach to blue crab looked like it would be a winner, but guest judge Patrick O'Connell appeared indifferent to Chef Tim's Beer-Steamed Crab with Avocado, Passion Fruit, and Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette. Despite these setbacks, Chef Tim showed himself to be a cool and gracious competitor. He will be missed on the show, but it is certain that he will be visible in the Maryland restaurant scene for some time to come.

This post is only for positive comments about Chef Timothy Dean. If you have anything negative to say about him or the competition, please leave a comment here.

1 comment:

theminx said...

Personally, I had high hopes for Chef Dean. Maryland represent and all that. Although I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I have never eaten at any of his restaurants, I think he's probably a good chef, just one who doesn't respond particularly well to working under the pressures of competition.