Thursday, September 16, 2010

"MasterChef"- FIRST SEASON FINALE

Semi-Finals: In this round, there were two match-ups. Everybody had to make three dishes chosen by the judges within two hours. Whoever won two rounds first advanced to the finals.

SEMI-FINAL MATCH-UPS:

1. David Miller vs. Sheetal Bhagat
2. Lee Knaz vs. Whitney Miller

David vs. Sheetal:

Gordon Ramsay- Clam chowder
Graham Eliot- Apple pie
Joe Bastianich- Veal Milanese

David won the first round, Sheetal won the second...
































































David
Sheetal

...and David advanced!

Lee vs. Whitney:

Graham: Eggs Benedict
Joe: Chicken Parmesan
Gordon: NY-style cheesecake

Lee struck first blood here, Whitney then tied it up...












































































Lee
Whitney

...and she made it an all-Miller final!

CHAMPIONSHIP: Same as before, except that the two finalists got to make their own dishes, and whoever had the best overall menu won the grand prize package.

DAVID:
1. Sea scallop ceviche w/ cream of fresh pea soup
2. Beef Wellington w/ foie gras mousse & mushroom duxelle
3. Nectarine Crepe Suzette

WHITNEY:
1. Sweet shrimp w/ crispy corncake & turnip green pesto
2. Buttermilk chicken w/ creamed collard greens
3. Bread pudding w/ raspberry coulis & white chocolate sauce

After all was said & done, the winner of $250,000, their own cookbook and the bragging rights of being called the first American MasterChef was...




























































































































































David
Whitney

...WHITNEY!!!!! SPRAY THE CONFETTI!!!

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