luca manfe natasha crnjac masterchef season 4 finale 'MasterChef' Season 4 winner: Luca Manfe or Natasha Crnjac, who took home the trophy?It all came down to a panna cotta-off on the Season 4 finale of “MasterChef.” Finalists Natasha Crnjac and Luca Manfe battled in the kitchen thunderdome — who emerged victorious?

After a hard-fought battle, Luca was declared the winner of “MasterChef” Season 4. He is the first male home cook to win the coveted title.

The two finalists put forth amazing dishes in the finale:

Natasha: Pan-seared scallops with seaweed salad, couscous and an heirloom cauliflower puree
Luca: Pan-seared duck liver with toasted french brioche

Natasha: five-spice monk fish with infused jasmine rice and a coconut curry sauce
Luca: Tamarind and balsamic braised short ribs with chanterelle mushroom puree

Luca: Basil panna cotta with tomato jam and mascarpone honey cream
Natasha: Coconut panna cotta with passion fruit coulis

In the end, it comes down to Luca’s “wacky” dessert that the judges say could not have represented who he is as a chef any better.

Do you think the right chef won?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."