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MasterChef: The Professionals

Series 10

Episode 20

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Available for 4 days

It is finals week and the competition is racing to the finish line. After six weeks of intense culinary battles, just four talented chefs remain from the original 48. As the tension rises, the chefs need to pull out all the stops for presenter Gregg Wallace and leading chefs Monica Galetti and Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing. Only one chef can be crowned MasterChef: The Professionals Champion of 2017.

In the penultimate challenge, the four remaining chefs fight to secure their place amongst the final three. First, they must face a cook-off against each other in the MasterChef kitchen. For one chef, this will be the end of the competition, as only three can take the next step - being sent to the south of France to learn in the two Michelin-starred kitchens of the 4th best restaurant in the world, Mirazur.

The judges begin by setting the four finalists a simple brief in the MasterChef kitchen - they are tasked with creating a single showstopping dish which draws inspiration from where they are from. In 90 minutes, they must go all out to cook the dish of their professional lives. At this point in the competition, there is nowhere to hide from the judge's scrutiny and one finalist is sent home.

The remaining three finalists then travel to Menton in the south of France. This small town sits close to the Italian border and it is here that inspirational Argentinian chef Mauro Colegreco came in 2006 and established restaurant Mirazur, putting the town firmly on the culinary map. Within a year of opening, Mirazur had been awarded its first Michelin star and within five years it achieved its second. Inspired by its situation in the stunning landscape, Colegreco's food highlights his love and respect for the land, sea and mountains of the region. The restaurant regularly makes it into the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants list and, in 2017, sits in 4th place. It is frequented by diners who travel there from across the world, and who have to book months in advance to secure a table. Show less

Contributors

Narrator:
Sean Pertwee
Executive Producer:
David Ambler
Executive Producer:
Franc Roddam
Series Producer:
Rachel Palin
Production Manager:
Claire Fletcher
Unit Manager:
Clare Elliot
Editor:
Adam Lyons
Production Company:
Shine TV

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