Oh, my. I couldn't really tell from the swordfish dishes which chef would win: John Besh or Michael Symon. Frankly, I thought Jeff's plating looked better but I think he hurt himself by remaining so silent during the competition. I've been rooting for colorful Chef Symon all along, so I am glad he won.
However, am I wrong in thinking that neither one of these chefs quite measure up? That they fall just short of being able to compete with top chefs across the country who will challenge them? Call me a skeptic, but until I see Chef Symon perform I will harbor doubts.
Meanwhile, congratulations to both men for a classy performance. It was a pleasure to watch them compete in this short competition.