Isis Serrath became the fourth to be eliminated from the kitchen of Top Chef VIP 2, in the first farewell of the season that does not take place on a Monday. The news that they would face a challenge for permanence shocked all the participants, who were not prepared to face such a challenge today.
Carmen Villalobos announced that with this elimination a new stage of the competition begins, while she recalled that Laura Zapata, Sebastián Villalobos, Génesis Suero and José Gumbs they gained immunity days ago, so they weren’t at risk of leaving the kitchen.
On the other hand, Helen Ochoa won the last golden knife of the season, so she and up to two companions could be saved. However, her luck was not on her side and with tears in her eyes, after taking number one from her, she followed the advice of her companions and it was she who went up to the cellar.
To save themselves from going to the elimination challenge, the participants who were still at risk had to cook only with the ingredients they had in a basket. During this challenge there was a moment of tension, because Jesús More suffered a tremendous burn when he prevented his frying pan from falling to the floor.
Finally, the participants who had to cook for the second time at night, seeking to guarantee their permanence were Alana Lliteras, Johny Lozada, Germán Montero, Isis Serrath and Arturo Penichewho had the opportunity to prepare a free dish in 60 minutes, with the market open.
Alana surprised everyone with her basil sponge, which according to the judges had technique, presentation and flavor, for which they immediately allowed her to go up to the cellar. On the other hand, Arturo Peniche made a paste with a dedication to his great friend, Andrés García, who would have turned 82 today.
For his part, Serrath risked everything to stay in the competition, with a paste that changed from lilac to pink, which he named “The magic elimination”However, the chefs did not love his noodles and that led to his final decision to leave the competition.
It was a very hard farewell for everyone and the judges showed their admiration for daring to make such an innovative dish at such a difficult time as an elimination.
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