DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
AND with 15 minutes left on the clock, Matt Preston turns to Marco Pierre White and asks him how it’s all going: ‘‘ It’s like being the captain on the Titanic.’’ I didn’t see the movie, but they all drowned in the end didn’t they? There are chefs and there are chefs. We meet the whole spectrum tonight, from White, the most influential chef of his generation, to the one who sends a plate of uncooked yabbies out into a roomful of people. You’d think, even though it sounds frightening to a person who isn’t a professional, that cooking threecourses for 120 should be fairly manageable. You’d think . . .