MasterChef Australia – So They Are All Up For Elimination Tomorrow Night?
I am completely confused what was the point of tonight’s episode if they are ALL in the elimination challenge tomorrow night? The only person who was a winner tonight was Chris who gets to know what the ingredients are in the mystery box challenge . Also it must have been a world first to have pixelated ingredients on the screen.
After the negative media article in the Sunday Telegraph today Chris was again portrayed as a touch arrogant on the show
“I always thought I would be walking out of the house at the end of the competition,” Chris said and “I will be very disappointed if I am not in the final two.” Were these the kind of comments that made him a trending topic on Twitter tonight with a title of chris is a douche?
From tomorrow night there will be a person eliminated each night until two people are left to go head to head in the finale.
One of the interesting things tonight was that Lucas and Julia were back. Julia was weeping as she has now seen all the episodes and now knows what she has been missing out on. She said “Hard missing out on what everyone else has been doing,”.
The first challenge was the budget challenge where they had to cook a meal with ingredients that were only worth $10. George and Gary kept on going on about no one picking a protien, except Julia. Personally I think the other contestants took the challenge as a “budget” challenge where their dish would feed at least two people for $10.
Julia’s dish of salmon on pureed beans did look lovely, however to feed a family a family it would cost you a lot of money. Most guys would need two serves of what she dished up so not so budget.
Justine’s capsicum and feta omlette was described as disappointing. Chris’s French Onion Soup was just seen as not good enough for the final week’s competition. Poh’s stuffed roti with caramelised leeks looked interesting and did get some praise from the judges. Also Julie and Lucas both made potato and leek soup. Julie’s was a disaster – too salty, whereas Lucas’s was apparently quite nice.
Just in case we had not quite worked out who was going to win, the Coles ad just as it was going to the break flashed up Julia’s dish saying the recipe of the winner’s dish was now up on the website.
I thought the judges gave Julia a lot of loving tonight. I wondered if this is because they thought they had better justify her disappearing from our screens since week three of the competition.
Anyway Julia won the “budget” challenge, therefore she got to pick the ingredient for the invention test. She picked the goat, instead of the sardines or eggplant. The kicker was they all had to choose a different part of the beast. They were to cook it in a Greek style.
Julie made a goat pie with tomato and mint salad. “Presentation needs to be worked on but I really enjoyed the flavours,” said George Calombaris.
Lucas made Goat Cigars with walnut and yoghurt salad, Matt Preston said “Love the idea and concept but question the execution, so from me close but no cigar”. I don’t think Lucas is long for this competition.
Chris made stuffed goat leg with potatoes. “Stuffing is nice and sweet, all components work quite well.” said Gary Mehigan.
Justine’s dish was well received, except her meat was overcooked, but they liked the presentaion. Personally I thought it was a bit of a mess. Poh struggled with the challenge from start to finish.
The top three were Julia, Justine, and Chris. With Chris the winner. And this is where the format changed from previous week’s as usually the bottom contestant’s then fight it out in a pressure test tomorrow night. But it will now be a mystery box challenge. It was unclear to me whether the mystery box was going to be the elimination challenge as well or there would be two cooking challenges tomorrow night.
The advantage for Chris is the prize for winning tonight was to see what was in the mystery box so he could think about what he is going to cook.