"I'm very satisfied," said Juan Ignacio "Nacho" Feibelmann after learning of his elimination from MasterChef Argentina (Telefe, Sundays at 22.30 and Monday to Thursday at 23).
"It is an invaluable experience, for the experience I take and for the affection of my colleagues," said the participant, who was dismissed with applause and hugs from the participants.
By decision of the jury, composed of Damián Betular, Germán Martitegui and Donato de Santis, Nacho, who last week had re-entered through the repechage, was left out of the reality after failing in the test of the day, which consisted of preparing a free savory dish.
Nacho was again left out of MasterChef Argentina. Capture TV.
All in 70 minutes, with the obligation to fulfill different random instructions.
Aquiles González Sviatschi, Antonio López, Rodrigo Salcedo, Daniela Kompel, Juan Francisco Moro and Nacho Feibelmann began participating in the elimination gala. On the other hand, thanks to their good work during the week, Estefanía Herlein, María Sol Ferrero, Rodolfo Vera Calderón, Candelaria Sorini and Silvina Díazson (who gave her a scarf she knitted for Wanda Nara) saw everything from the balcony.
Juan Francisco was the first to face the jury and presented a lentil stew with fried cassava along with tamarind and chipá sauce. "Such a chipá deserves the applause of an entire country," Donato said.
Juan Francisco, happy with his return. He's still in the race. Capture TV.
Then, Rodrigo made meatloaf with corn pastry cream and spicy oil and cassava chips. "The flavors are very well balanced. But that said, MasterChef should be neat, clean and tidy... and your kitchen was chaos," Betular said. "There is a rich taste," Donato added.
Mezzaluna stuffed, with broccoli, blue cheese and lard was Nacho's dish. "The filler lacks consistency," Donato questioned. "Between the repetitive and the lack of flavor... we are in trouble," added Martitegui, who asked the participant to resubmit a paste, anticipating what would later be the final decision of the jury.
Achilles, on the other hand, made Chipa so'o (with cornmeal) with coleslaw and cream cheese with mushrooms. "The dough does not look like that of chipá, it is very dry. Nor is the mixture with coleslaw very happy," Martitegui criticized. "The filling lacks strength and freshness in the salad," Betular continued.
Achilles and Nacho, the worst performers of the gala. Capture TV.
Afterwards, Antonio presented a spicy chicken, with vegetables and tomato sauce. After trying it, Betular judged: "I honestly expected something else. It is not a catastrophe. It's rich, I eat it. Able lacks a little bit of flavor." "Yes, the taste is quite flat. It's lukewarm," Donato agreed.
And finally, Daniela made bao bread stuffed with eggplant with cabbage salad and mushroom zest. Donato highlighted the dish a lot, but Martitegui said that "he lacked something else."
Daniela and Rodrigo accumulated successes and errors, but it was enough for them to continue on MasterChef. Capture TV.
Who continues in MasterChef Argentina
With Nacho's elimination, 10 participants continue in the running in the culinary reality show, which will award a prize of 10 million pesos and the coveted MasterChef trophy.
They are: Antonio López, Estefanía Herlein, María Sol Ferrero, Daniela Kompel, Aquiles González Sviatschi, Silvana Díazson, Rodolfo Vera Calderón, Juan Francisco Moro, Candelaria Sorini and Rodrigo Salcedo.