The two finalists on Season 4 of MasterChef Canada faced off last night (June 1), and both had connections to Vancouver.
Vancouver broker Thea VanHerwaarden (originally from Comox, B.C.) went head-to-head with Edmonton plumber Trevor Connie (originally from Vancouver) in a test to make a three-course meal in only three hours.
VanHerwaarden served a Mexican street corn panna cotta with zucchini blossoms and jalapeno-lime purée, braised pork belly and pork cheek tamale with pineapple mole sauce, and a café de olla–inspired orange cake with sponge toffee and cinnamon ice ceam.
Connie created an octopus and chips appetizer with a deconstructed lemon tartar sauce, braised lamb shank and lamb tongue with celeriac purée and seasonal vegetables, and a whimsical take on a fallen ice cream cone with mint chocolate gelato and a crème fraîche whip.
Ultimately, Connie was crowned the winner, winning the title of MasterChef Canada and a $100,000 grand prize.