Read Time:1 Minute, 46 Second Masterchef Junior Finale Recap for 6/23/2022 I am so glad all the kids are back to cheer Grayson and Liya on. So, the kids get a trophy, $100,000 and a state-of-the-art kitchen with top of the line appliances and gadgets….and an all expenses paid Caesar’s Palace trip? WOW. Liya and Grayson must make an entree and dessert in three portions for each judge. Ivy is in the audience in a cute sailor outfit…I think I had a similar one as a little wee one. I love that both Grayson and Liya are paying homage to their cultures and hometowns. It is a beautiful thing. Grayson cooking venison is such a risk, but I think it might work. Oh no! Grayson’s smoking gun isn’t working properly. Come on, you got this honey! Oh, good, it’s fixed! Liya’s scallion pancakes look delightful! Grayson’s dish: venison loin with whipped potatoes and a blackberry garnish. The venison is a hit, but the potatoes could have been creamier. Liya’s dish: Duck breast with scallion pancakes and miso eggplant. Her dish is a huge hit all around. Dessert round! It all comes down to this! I have mad respect for these kids for being able to focus and work with all this noise. I would be having the mother of all anxiety attacks….not even kidding. Liya seemed to have a scary moment with her panna cotta, but it seems like it worked out. Grayson’s dessert: grapefruit curd with sorbet. Adding the crunchy cereal ‘for fun’ was such a cute idea. It is a refreshing dessert that wins the judges over. Liya’s dessert: coconut pandan panna cotta with tapioca and passionfruit. It is simple, rich and delicious. Liya, Grayson…I will be the first in line behind the judges for all your restaurants. LIYA WINS!!!!!!! MAZEL TOV, GIRL! Westchester, NY REPRESENT! Grayson is a class act in how he hugged her and stepped aside so she can have her moment, like a true gentleman, my hat goes off to him and his parents too. Here is to a very happy season!