Come Dine With Me Australia – Season 2 Blasts Off To An Entertaining Start
Series two of the Australia version of Come Dine With Me Australia has started on Lifestyle Channel this week, but seriously it could really be called Come Drink With Me, as they are all so sloshed by the end of the evening. But seriously if I was stuck with some of these people for five nights in a row I would be drinking heavily as well.
In episode one of the week I had high hopes for Helen with her slowcooked lamb with feta, but then I saw her massacring the lobster with sweet chilli sauce and her wild abandon with the salt and I knew there were going to be a few misses at her dinner party tonight.
I would like to know the rules of the show as her appetizers of Dolmades were made a week prior and the koupes her mother basically made them.
The big gripe about Helen was that she did not offer a drink until everyone had arrived. That is a big fail considering no one knew each other and they must have been pretty nervous.
Also the other fatal flaw of bringing out the belly dancer whilst everyone was sober at the beginning of the evening. I think if she had unleashed her at the end of the evening dream analyst Joan Hangar would have really got into it.
But maybe we should be thankful that did not occur as young 18 year old Taylor may have found it far to exciting. I thought at some stage the sub-plot to the first two episodes was going to be some sort of Harold and Maude type scenario between him and Joan.
Ok back to the food, well it is meant to be a cooking show, Helen served prawns and smoked salmon with tomato, cucumber and tango mayo for entree, followed by the lobster which got mixed reviews.
Taylor does not like seafood, but thought the mayo was ok as it covered it. And then whinged he could not taste the lobster – which should have been a positive for him considering he hates seafood. But it wasn’t. Ray did not like the prawns and poor Paula was struggling for screen time.
Joan thought the lamb and feta dish was too rich, but the others thought it was nice.
Except for Taylor who was expecting a fine dining experience and bitched about the lamb and that the icecream served with dessert was not home made.
Ray who could only keep his inner yob contained for so long started cracking beer bottles with his teeth and skulling beer. I think he could provide some cracker scenes by the end of the week.
The scores? Joan gave her a 7, Ray a 6, Paula a 8, Taylor a 6 for a total of 27. A respectable start to the week.
In episode two it was Ray’s turn to cook which was trad english turn.
The entree was a scallop and black pudding tower, main roast lamb with cranberry and mint sauce marinade and dessert was De-constructed Nuneton Mess naughty boy style.
The other four contestants must have felt nauseated watching this episode, particularly super clean Helen as his hygiene practices were disgusting. He used the same towel to wipe his dripping sweat and then a bowl with it. Not just once but multiple times.
And boy did he sweat between entree and main he had to go and change his shirt. Taylor had a point when he said if he sweats that much over scallops and black pudding what would he have been like being a top gun marine.
Ray was a bit clueless and thought Taylor was gay. Clearly he could not see him flirting with Joan. Joan looked like she was encouraging it with her body language and upper leg flashing. You go girl.
His whole night was a bit iffy, with over cooked lamb and burnt vegetables. Also his Eton mess was a bit more 4 ingredients rather than Masterchef.
The scores – Joan gave 5, Taylor gave a 7, Paula gave a 6, Helen gave a 5 for a total of 23. So the $2000 prize money won’t be going to him.