We finally have the MasterChef Australia Season 13 winner after 61 episodes. But before we immediately tell you who it is, here’s an update on everything that happened in the grand finale. The three contestants who battled it in the finale are Justin, Kishwar and Pete. MasterChef Australia judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo, look stunning and excited.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 grand finale is divided into two episodes. They are long episodes with exhausting cooks. So kudos to the contestants for not losing their minds in between. For the Indian audience, the finale episode will air tomorrow. But we are revealing the spoilers in our article about the winner.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 60 is called Grand Finale: Part 1. It is divided into two rounds, and the judges will score the contestants out of 30 in every round. In the first round, some guests chefs arrive again with a special ingredient which will form the Mystery Box for Justin, Kishwar and Pete. It’s the last Mystery Box (75 minutes) for all the three cooks, for which they can pick one ingredient from the garden area.
All three contestants want to be the MasterChef Australia Season 13 winner. So they get creative with their dishes using the attractive Mystery Box, which consists of duck, passionfruit, saffron milkcap mushroom, kohlrabi, Pandan leaves, King George whiting, gold chocolate and tomato ponzu. For round 1, Justin cooks Passion fruit glazed duck with pickled kohlrabi and pine mushrooms. Kishwar serves Pandan King George Whiting parcels with Duck fat Mushrooms, crispy duck skin, Pickled Kohlrabi with Tomato Ponzu and Passionfruit.
Pete cooks another striking dish called King George, whiting with kohlrabi, pine mushrooms and Geraldton wax. MasterChef Australia Season 13 judges score the dishes after tasting, and the scores are Pete – 28, Justin – 21 and Kishwar – 21.
In round two of MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 60, the judges invite the finalists family members. Two family members pick up a surprise dish and cooking method for the contestants. Kishwar gets white soy sauce and has to use smoke in her cooking technique. The ingredient Justin gets is grapefruit and fusion style of cooking. Pete has to cook with Quince and has to use the steam method in his cook.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 finalists get 75 minutes to cook one of their last dishes in the competition. Justin and Kishwar have a clear idea of what they want to cook. However, Pete has not cooked with Quince before and is lost for some time. After the judges raise his spirits, he finally gets a dish in his mind. Justin gives a twist to his mother’s fish curry and makes Poached snapper in an Australian native broth.
Pete cooks quince-glazed quail and looks a bit stressed. Kishwar makes a humble Bengali feast for the judges – Smoked Rice Water, Aloo Bhorta and Sardines. The judges love Kishwar and Justin’s dishes. Pete’s dish is also delicious, but Melissa’s quail is undercooked. Pete, Justin and Kishwar score 25, 29 and 30 respectively in the second round. The total scores are Pete – 53, Kishwar – 51, Justin – 51.
We are now getting closer to know who is MasterChef Australia Season 13 winner. MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 61 is yet to air in India. But’s we have shorty summarised everything that happened in Grand Finale: Part 2. MasterChef judges welcome Peter Gilmore, who sets the final Pressure Test of the competition. He brings two dishes (savoury and sweet), which the contestants have to recreate.
Peter’s savoury dish is shaved squid, shiitake custard, koji butter and pinstripe peanuts, and his sweet dish is Golden crackle. The finalists have to cook both the dishes simultaneously for five hours. They will be scored out of 40, and the numbers will be added to their Part 1 scores. Whoever gets the maximum scores will be titled as MasterChef Australia Season 13 winner.
It’s an exhausting cook of 5 hours where all the three cooks have several ups and downs. When the 5 hours are over, they finally heave a sigh of relief, or maybe, they are tensed. The judges taste all the dishes and score them as per the flavours, presentation and how closely they resemble Peter Gilmore’s dishes in terms of taste and looks.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Winner
Kishwar gets 32 out of 40, followed by Pete, who earns 36 out of 40. Justin gets 40 out of 40, and well, he wins MasterChef Australia Season 13! Often tagged as the competition’s underdog, it was one of the happiest moments for Justin and his family.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 winner Justin took to his Instagram page and shared the pics of lifting the trophy. The MasterChef 2021 winner wrote, “ind people that believe in you. Back yourself. Go hard and hopefully you’ll surprise yourself! Whoever’s reading this I love you.”
Congratulations to Justin Narayan for winning the competition. Pete and Kishwar also put up some mouth-watering dishes from the start till the end.
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