MasterChef Australia – Taste Test – Sam V Tom
Sam should have been eliminated when he could not identify the dish when it was bought out by George. “Lasagna?” he pipes up. “No” says judge George Calombaris. “Moussaka.” Sam, George is Greek. Yeah?
These taste tests just don’t have the excitement of the pressure tests, where the contestants actually have to cook. This might be the reason Sam, like Jaws from James Bond, just keeps on coming back for more. As Poh said “He has risen from the dead again.”
Or as Julie said “a cat with nine lives.”. Sam has been in an elimination challenge nine times.
I note Chris was starting to be strategic and wanted Sam to stay in as he knows he will never win. Tom was much more of a threat.
I thought Tom was being very smart as he was picking the obvious ingredients. Then he went and picked thyme. Uh oh. Why wouldn’t you go for oregano first or bay leaf? Anyway I felt sorry for him, he just cannot seem to take a trick in this competition. However if he could get his sweating under control I would eat in his restaurant.
The other seven looked like they had a delicious lunch at Marque and here is a great review of their special Friday lunch on Not Quite Nigella. Also Melbourne food blogger Tomatomhas a recent review of Marque’s incredible degustation menu here.