Here we go folks, it’s week… something? This is the big one, the final countdown for The Finals, which is next week. Let's face it though, every week on MasterChef: The Professionals is a big week. It's non-stop, exhausting entertainment.
Luciana and Brian sent to the London kitchen of the bloody lovely king-of-cheffy-sideburns Nathan Outlaw. The scales were potentially weighed from the start in favour of Brian - not only, unlike Luciana, does he work in an actual restaurant kitchen, but he’s a seasoned seafood chef. Perhaps to try and redress the balance, though, they put him in front of a 450°C oven - the man is Scottish.
But did he melt in the fiery heat? No! Luciana had a few issues - mainly wonky quenelles and cold octopus, but again, no one died.
My love for Brian has steadily grown throughout the competition, and when he makes a bang-on version of Nathan’s signature dish, he looks all pleased and you just want to fist-bump him. Luciana missed the word ‘hot’ from ‘hot tartare sauce’ recipe, but again, it wasn't too shabby. Incidentally, if you want to learn how to make Nathan’s dish, check it out here!
Now for judging time, and Marcus is having a great time watching the chefs cook. He stops off at Brian's bench to give his gingerbread madeleines a good sniff, allowing us to add to the gallery of ‘Marcus sniffing things’