I'm late here, but I had to post about the recent elimination. Ashley had to go folks. As the judges say in some form or another, this is Top Chef, not Top Saint... Ashley demonstrated character and seemed to know food, but didn't really show her culinary stuff till much later in the competition. Once Robin Leventhal is axed--which I predict will be this week--the game/kitchen will really start heating up.
See ya, Ash! Work on those flavor profiles.