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‘Top Chef: Just Desserts’ finalist Matthew Petersen. Sweet.

And . . . that’s a wrap, with a big chocolate bow on top. Seems it was only a few short weeks ago that my colleague Tim Carman interviewed Matthew Petersen before Washington’s hometown contestant appeared on Season 2 of Bravo TV’s “TCJD.”

The 32-year-old executive pastry chef of CityZen and Sou’Wester in the Mandarin Oriental lost bythismuch in Wednesday night’s finale. (We’ll save talk of the winner here for those who haven’t yet seen the last episode.) Considering he’d never participated in formal pastry competitions like his co-finalists, Sally Camacho and Chris Hamner; that he won a quickfire and two elimination challenges; and that he’s the betting man’s pick for Fan Favorite, if that happens, we’d say chef Petersen had a pretty good run.

He stopped by The Post earlier today for a video chat, which you can watch right here.

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