Mathieu eliminated, tensions … What to remember from episode 3?

TOP CHEF 2021. Episode 3 of Top Chef was rich in twists and turns, between Charline’s frustration and Arnaud’s daring trompe-l’oeil. It was finally Mathieu from Philippe Etchebest’s brigade who left the competition.

[Mis à jour le 25  février 2021 à 9h11] The episode 3 of Top Chef, broadcast on February 24, 2021 on M6, was rich in rebound on the side of viewers. The candidates had to decide between themselves on two tests before the last chance: a duel of brigades on the theme of the potato, then the test of the trompe-l’oeil. During the first round, the brigades of Paul Pairet and Hélène Darroze qualified with flying colors. On the side of the brigade of Philippe Etchebest, tensions emerged within the blue team: Charline struggled to impose herself and give her opinion on the recipe, while Matthias did not listen to her recommendations. The Objectif Top Chef winner, on the verge of tears during the event, felt left out.

The trompe-l’oeil test also made the followers of Top Chef react a lot. Spanish chef Andoni Aduriz challenged applicants who did not qualify to make a trompe-l’oeil that is not edible at first glance. Arnaud, from the brigade of Michel sarran, took the concept very far by giving an aspect of excrement to its recipe. If the risk-taking has greatly amused Internet users, this is not the case for the chief of the event who disqualified his dish on the visual. He then praised Matthias’ candlestick, who automatically qualified for the rest of the M6 ​​culinary competition. It was finally Arnaud and Mathieu who faced each other at the last chance. The young Belgian candidate from Philippe Etchebest’s brigade was finally eliminated from Top Chef 2021.

Fifteen candidates hope to win Top Chef for this 2021 season. They are between 19 and 37 years old, some work in starred restaurants with the greatest chefs, others are still in apprenticeship or have opened their own culinary establishment. Among them, we find the chef of the best vegetarian restaurant in the world, candidates from Japan, Belgium or the United States, or the winner of Objectif Top Chef, Charline, who automatically joins Philippe Etchebest’s brigade. Discover the portraits of Top Chef 2021 candidates by clicking here.

Since the show’s inception, the Top Chef jury has changed a lot from season to season. For this 2021 edition, we find the same chefs as last year: Philippe Etchebest (blue brigade), Michel Sarran (yellow brigade), Hélène Darroze (red brigade) and Paul Pairet (purple brigade). As a reminder, the latter joined the Top Chef jury in 2020, replacing Jean-François Trap. Each juror takes under his wing three candidates, whom they will advise throughout the culinary competition and try to take them to the final. During the program, the successive eliminations often lead to the reconstitution of brigades.

The winner of Top Chef 2021 is not yet known, as the final has not yet been broadcast. On June 17, 2020, Top Chef faithful were able to discover the name of the last winner of the M6 ​​culinary competition. David Gallienne won the eleventh season, with 56.41% of the votes, against Adrien Cachot of Paul Pairet’s brigade (43.59% of the votes). Aged 31, the candidate of Hélène Darroze’s brigade was the only starred chef of this season 11, chef of the gourmet restaurant Le Jardin des Plumes in Giverny (Normandy). Thanks to this victory, David won 56,410 euros. It was also the first time

Top Chef is broadcast on M6 every Wednesday. It is possible to watch the show live from 9:05 p.m. either on the sixth channel or by streaming on the site. 6play.fr, whether on computer, tablet or mobile. Each new episode is available the day after it is broadcast in replay. All you have to do is connect to 6play, M6’s replay service, to find the episode. This is however available for a limited time, so it is recommended that you do not delay before catching up.

Top Chef – on the TV program every Wednesday on M6

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