My Kitchen Rules – Mel and James Who?
It is amazing how quickly on reality TV your 15 minutes of fame is finished. This week it is Mel and James who? It is all about pissed off Ash and Kelly from Vic, the Mother and daughter from WA, and urban hippies from Qld who are turning out to be the smiling assassins.
The NSW boys are coming across really well, they know it is a game but are also having a lot of fun, and Anne-Marie and Nick from SA appear to be a pair of sweeties.
It was Esther and Ali the Tasmanian cops turn to cook. Esther appeared to be the one who had the major input into the menu. She has a cheese fetish so it was significant part of the dishes.
For entree there was seared scallops served with cheese arancini, main was pork saltimbocca served on creamy polenta, and dessert was a raspberry bavois. One of the criticisms was there were no vegetables serve, which was a major oversight.
I hope their decision making skills are better when they are on the job otherwise they are putting themselves at risk, as the freaking debate over the scallop roe whether it should go on and off went on far too long. Seriously leave it on as you are not going to please every one. and you would have to guess the judges would prefer it that way.
They did so deciding people who didn’t like it would chop it off. Holly from WA was “horrified” it was left on. Also what was with her young Helena Bonham Carter look tonight?
Other than the roe debacle their prep went very smoothly except for Esther realising she had forgotten the champagne.
This meant they served their guests ginger beer on arrival, if it was a hot day that may have been ok.
Ash and Kelly were niggling about the night, clearly not happy about being on the bottom. They moaned about the wine service, the ginger beer on arrival , and not eating any food they don’t particularly like.
Ash just comes across as a dickhead with his face scowling each time anyone says a positive mark about a dish.
The entree got mixed reviews Manu Feildel wanted a sauce, and Pete thought the cheese arancini was over powering.I have to agree I thought the arancini was a weird accompaniment to the scallops.
The main pork dish the flavours were said to be lovely, but Pete was critical about the no vegetables on either the entree or main. Manu liked the feta in the saltimbocca something he had been dubious about. Manu also thought they had used the wrong cut of pork and hence it was too dry. Alex from NSW agreed.
Dessert was a success, even thought Manu thought the King Island Cream was too heavy for the dish. Holly from WA loved it. Does anyone else think she is a very young 26 year old. I am presuming she is still living at home.
Kelly and Ash thought there was something fake about the mousse.
WA gave them 7, SA gave a 7, NSW gave a 6, Qld gave a 5, Ash and Kelly a 6 for a total of 31. Now I know the Brisvegas couple are all sunshine and roses to camera but their scores a bit low. I wonder if this is their strategy. Considering tonight their main was actually cooked you would think they would give a higher score then they did the Victorians.
Manu scored the entree a 5, main a 7, and dessert a 9
Pete gave the entree a 6, main a 6, and dessert a 8. Which meant a total of 72 and they are now in the lead.
I am loving that the scores are so close with two points between first and last. However I am also hoping the two Victorian teams have to go head to head in the elimination cook off.