MasterChef Australia – Justine v Guy Grossi
After MasterChef Australia judge Matt Preston’s lascivious caressing of a paella crust on last night’s episode, the sauciest it got tonight was when Gary Mehigan described an aspect of guest chef Guy Grossi dish as “Tight, round, firm.”
I felt very sorry for Justine when it was revealed the dish for the challenge tonight was Lobster with a Russian Salad, Beetroot Emulsion and Poached Quail’s Egg. If it had been a diving event at the Olympics the dish its degree of difficulty would be rated a three.
I have to confess not a great love of Russian Salad it reminds me of something that would come up after a big night out with its bits of carrots and peas in it. However I am sure Guy Grossi from Grossi Florentine version would be delicious.
So poor Justine in 90 minutes had to cook a lobster, make a beetroot emulsion, cook the vegetables for the salad, make the mayonaise, poach a quails egg, plus plate the dish. Thank god Julie did not win the invention test this week, because she would have had a physical, emotional, and spiritual breakdown in the first 15 minutes.
It looked like Justine was running out of time, but since they never showed us any clocks it was hard to figure out how much time she had left. Guy finished first and came around to assist. Whilst this was occurring one of Guy’s lobster’s medallions slid off his plated up dish into his beetroot emulsion.
Sam whispered “That they should not tell him,” but then Poh had a passive-aggressive moment when she yelled out to Justine “His medallions fallen off his dish,” and Guy was standing right next to her. I don’t think Poh wanted Justine to win….
Judging was very close, and did anyone else think that Gary Mehigan was getting some pleasure about telling Guy that he had not liked the texture of his mayonaisse.
It was very close and Guy only won by 1 point as each judge gave him a seven to take his score to 21. Personally I don’t think that was very good for a two hat restaurant dish. Also Guy did not look very happy with this score.
Finally as host why does Gary thank and say goodbye to Guy when really it should be host’s Sarah Wilson’s role. If she is going to host let her.