Channel Ten's MasterChef competition is almost over.
And on Sunday night's 'finals week' episode, finalist Tessa Boersma's winning dish left viewers with a bad taste in their mouths.
After a rocky night in the kitchen, the 27-year-old decided to add caviar to her John Dory meal with almonds, capers and grapes.
"She just added caviar": MasterChef fans have mocked Tessa Boersma, 27, (pictured) after she received high praise for her 'fish and butter' dish from the judges on Sunday night's episode
Tessa appeared anxious as she presented the dish to the awaiting judges chef Gary Mehigan, chef George Calombaris and food critic Matt Preston.
'Facing the judges, I feel really nervous,' she said. 'I'm hoping I've done enough.'
The New Zealand-born chef, however, didn't need to be concerned with her effort, as the judges immediately praised the dish.
Nerves: 'Facing the judges, I feel really nervous,' she said. 'I'm hoping I've done enough,' Tessa herself had a huge amount of trepidation handing over the John Dory to the judges
Upon tasting the dish, it was Gary who started giving the praise, saying Tessa deserved a place as a chef at a top restaurant.
'Tessa, be careful. Be careful, because you know what's happening here? You are setting yourself up for a very inglorious and very hard career in the kitchen.'
He continued: 'And a top kitchen somewhere, much like Kylie Millar, you know, who went off to Mugaritz, did a couple of