Okay, okay … it wasn’t a cookie, per se. It was the “concept of a chocolate cookie” as represented in a plated dessert (see photo here), and some of the judges didn’t quite get the cookie part coming through. But nevertheless, Las Vegas chef Chris Hanmer came out triumphant last night as the winner of Season 2 of Top Chef Just Desserts. Somehow the show hasn’t captured the foodie nation’s attention as much as Top Chef. Maybe it’s that the show opens everyone’s eyes to the obsessive, neurotic natures of pastry chefs? Anyhow, it did make a mini-celebrity out of Season 1 winner Yigit Pura. Check out Hanmer’s reaction, straight ahead.
Also, it should be noted that in his first blog recap of the new season, Yigit picked out Chris as a contender and said he saw himself in Chris.
Below, Hanmer reacts to his win.