Masterchef Australia – Three Chefs, Three Dishes, No Meltdowns.
Adam and Aaron were taken into mini kitchen stadium and given a Chairman Kaga pep talk by telling them last week they were boys, but were now fighting gladiators. Seems they skipped the men part.
The challenge tonight was pretty tough, and the person who won did deserve immunity.
They had 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete three top chefs requested dishes. Matt Moran kicked it off lemon tart, and the tough part was they would not have a recipe. Matt Moran decided to mine fuck them by saying to them that took you guy’s ten minutes, I thought it would take two.
He also was bemused when they started separating the eggs, and queried their style. This probably saved them from having a complete disaster. Also Aaron who had been copying Adam’s technique, should have learnt that cheating never gets you anywhere. Also I was amazed Aaron had not ever tasted lemon tart, it was THE dessert of the ’90’s, and now resides in every cafe and patisserie in Sydney beside the portuguese tarts.
Just as they were settling into that dish, in walked Kylie “Cook from the heart” Kwong and her requested dish was silken tofu with mushrooms. Adam was fairly confident about the dish as he knew how to make it.
Lastly Ian Curley from The European came in and told them they had to cook Chateaubriand. Interestingly enough they both knew it came with a bearnaise sauce, but then they are the best amateur cooks in the country. Ian did give them some assistance by showing them they had to bash out the meat.
I note during the challenge the peanut gallery were not allowed to yell out. I would have loved to have seen the dishes without the chef’s assistance, particularly the tart, as Matt had to remind them to blind bake the pastry.
It was a pity the episode was not a bit longer as I would have liked to have seen more of the cooking. I don’t think I saw Aaron’s tofu dish at all.
Adam showed he was a meticulous and organised cook, and Aaron’s work station was chaotic. His bearnaise sauce looked like glue when he was spooning it on to the steak.
In a nice change the three guest judges cast the votes for who would get the immunity pin. And they only judged on the dishes they had requested. Matt voted for Adam saying it came down to the pastry, and Aaron’s pastry was undercooked.
Kylie’s vote went to Adam, she thought the tofu was cooked perfectly, and his flavours balanced.
Ian also voted for Adam so he convincingly won the pin, and deserved to.
Will they be able to force the pin out of Adam as quickly as they did Marion?
Also tomorrow nights molecular gastronomy challenge looks like it is going to be very entertaining.