My Kitchen Rules – Natalie And Marc – Self Combust
Marc may be a teacher but I think he finally learnt the meaning of the saying “People in glass houses…..” on tonight’s episode of My Kitchen Rules.
It was the Western Australian teams turn to cook, and Marc and Natalie who had been snarky about the other teams efforts were about to find out how difficult it was to produce good food within the allotted timeframe.
Pete Evans said it was the most ambitious menu they had seen so far on the show.
The menu was:
- Twice Baked Cheese souffle
- Confit of duck breast with cherry sauce and wilted greens
- Kulfi – Indian Spiced Creme Brulee with a Pistachio macaroon
But maybe they should have saved some of the money they spent on food and hired a life coach to get Marc through the evening as Natalie had to waste precious time trying to get him to keep it together.
First he forgot to get duck fat, so they lost precious time going to buy that and only gave themselves two and half hours prep time. And it all went downhill from there.
When I read recently that Pete Evans and Manu Feidel had eaten MacDonalds a few times together, I had presumed it was related to excessive alcohol consumption, but now I think it is related to them having to duck out of filming to grab a cheeseburger to tide them over until the meal finally makes it to the table.
It was over an hour until the entree of gorgonzola souffles hit the table, though this was given a resounding thumbs up by all contestants.
Though Paul from the South Australia team had to give them a bit of a swipe he said “Even thought the entree was presented very well, I was hoping to see something more contemporary”. I will expect nothing less then some Heston Blummenthal creation from Paul on Monday night. But knowing Paul he will probably use sumac in one of his dishes as this will be his idea of modern and trendy cookery.
To be fair to Mel and Paul may be bitchy but they are by far the most generous scorers in the competition.
The diners did not get their mains until three hours after they arrived. And one of the downsides of the show is there does not appear to be much chemistry around the table. Conversation or camaraderie seems to be non-existent around the beautifully decorated table. You get the feeling they have been sitting around the table not saying anything, just waiting for the food.
The duck the judges liked – “Doesn’t look good but tastes good” said Manu Feidel. But they were more critical about the sesame oil on the wilted greens. Manu and Pete were not the type of chefs who were into the french/asian fusion.
Again the sesame oil was a Marc stuff up, Natalie had tried to advise him against it.
Manu was also dubious about french/indian fusion with the creme brulee. He did say the dessert did look like it restaurant quality. And he also educated his fans with this little tidbit “Creme means cream”. Thanks for that Manu. By the way can someone tell Manu that to become a bona fide reality TV star he needs to have a sex tape circulating on the internet.
The brulee was too grainy something Natalie confessed to Marc that she had over cooked the creme mixture. She had not told him earlier as she had not wanted him to grab the Xanax.
- Paul and Mel – 8
- Mossy and Gabe – 6
- Clinton and Noah – 5
- Gen and Tanja – 6
For a total of 25
Manu scored the entree 8, main 5, dessert 3.
Peter scored entree 9, main 5, dessert 3.
They scored grand total score 58, which means they are coming last and are in danger of being eliminated, which will be a pity as they give much better TV than the Victorian boys Noah and Clinton.