MasterChef season 8 episode 16 exclusive: Dino pays Gordon Ramsay a compliment

MasterChef season 8 episode 16MasterChef season 8 episode 16 airs on Fox Wednesday night, and today, we are with what may very well be our favorite CarterMatt exclusive sneak peek of the entire season.

At the center of this one is none other than Dino, whose cooking skills have rivaled anyone from the very beginning. He’s continually impressed, and found a way to make delicious food time and time again. He’s also apparently found a way to unsettle Gordon Ramsay: Paying him a compliment on his gym body. Gordon isn’t stunned by much these days, but his response to this is pretty amazing as Dino also talks about his dish.

Does it ever hurt to butter up the chef when he’s one of your judges? Probably not, and it’s also probably true: Given how much food he eats on these shows, Gordon is in pretty darn good shape! (We like to think that he gets most of his workout from running around kitchens and smashing under cooked fish with his bare hands.) Dino also has a lot to be confident about at the moment when it comes to his skill in the kitchen: He’s performed very well in many of the challenges, and both in terms of his ability and his personality, he’s a standout. It really wouldn’t come as much of a surprise at all if he finds himself standing in the finals which is coming up in just a few weeks.

One of the biggest things to remember going into tonight’s two-hour affair is that we’re going to see the field whittled down in a big way. We may be starting tonight with seven home cooks, but by the end of the night, we may only have five left. These five will then be whittled down potentially to three for the finale, where everyone will go head to head in what will be the most epic showdown of the season. We’ve said this a few times over, but all of the remaining home cooks have shown the ability to put something great on a plate and there’s a nice bit of ambiguity in terms of who’s going to make it to the end. We’ve got our favorites (Dino, Jason, and Yachecia are near the top of the list), but everyone left is dynamic and could easily run away with the win. Even someone like Jeff, who has struggled lately, has shown what he can produce when he gets his motivation and focus on point.

What do you think is going to happen on MasterChef season 8 episode 16?

Do you think that Dino is going to find himself in good graces with Gordon and the judges based on what you see here? Let us know some more of your thoughts on that subject with a comment in the box below!

Meanwhile, be sure to head over here if you want to catch up on what happened last week courtesy of our two latest episode reviews. We’ll have one for MasterChef season 8 episode 16 online shortly after the episode airs. (Photo: Fox.)

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