Masterchef Australia – Jay Versus Colin Fassnidge
As some commenters have mentioned, is it fair that Hayden received his immunity pin going head to head against an apprentice chef (do we even know what year he was)?Whereas Jay has to battle it out against Colin Fassnidge, head chef at the Four In Hand at Paddington.
Ok the producers tried to even it out by giving Jay the recipe and a 10 minute head start, however still a professional chef against and amateur.
Also good the producers have been reading this blog, and picking up on one of the complaints from readers over the last two seasons which was the chef the contestant had to compete against also got to cook his own signature dish.
At least tonight Colin had to cook steak and kidney pie, and pastry was out of his comfort zone. Also he was not given a recipe. I would be interested to know if the food was judged on taste or how close he got the flavour to Gary Mehigan’s pie.
Speaking of Colin Fassnidge why have we not seen him before. This irish chef was kind of cute with an engaging personality. Maybe he can take over from Manu or Gary on Boys Weekend.
Even Danielle from Brisbane was simpering over him up on the balcony.
He was also very helpful towards Jay, who had been “working” at the Four In Hand prior to going on Masterchef. He helped him when his pastry was breaking up by giving him his.
However Jay was having a disaster and plated up a cracked pie. However Matt Preston thought his side dishes of mashed potato and carrots were better than Colin’s. But let’s face it the pie was the main dish.
No surprise that Colin romped home with the win, scoring nine from George Calombaris and Matt Preston, and an eight from Andrew McConnell of Cutler and Co and Cumulus. Jay scored sixes from Andrew and George and a seven from Matt.
By the way guys I am trying to respond to comments but I am swamped. However I am reading them and hopefully in the next few days I will get back on top of things and respond.