My Kitchen Rules – Scott and David – They Tanked
Unfortunately for Scott and David it is not a voting show, because if they were they would have the whole of the defence forces pushing them to the top of the leader board. But they had to stand on their own two feet and their army cliche sayings.
These cliches went with the predictable army theme of their instant restaurant. Thankfully there were no human collateral damage but some red-claws felt their defence force skills as they were put to sleep by the silent assassins.
Props to the pair who actually appeared to get a lot of stuff done in their three hour prep time, including stuffing up their pastry for dessert twice.
Also loved the improv rolling pin which was a wine bottle.
There entree was Red Claw with a fruit salsa, their main was Surf and Turf, and Dessert was Mango and Macadamia Nut Flan.
The guests on arrival were given sherry as this is what officers get in the mess at the start of dinner. Jennifer piped up that it should be served cold. I had always thought room temperature, but to be honest sherry is not my specialist subject.
Angela went off to get an ice cube to put in it, and Jennifer helpfully said to camera “if you don’t know anything about it zip it.” I was not quite sure she was talking about herself or Angela.
The entree of red claw was served and they loved the presentation and also Pete thought it melted in the mouth. However neither judge liked the tropical fruit with seafood, and said it clashes. David and Scott said this was North Queensland cuisine.
The other contestants laid the boot in as well.
The guys also had issues with their steak of the surf and turf as they over cooked the steak because they relied on a meat thermometer. Well actually the meat thermometer was accurate it was the people using it that stuffed up. They thought medium rare was 68 degrees, in fact as Pete Evans told them it was 55 degrees. Pete did not like the presentation and he thought it looked dead. Manu did not like the Bearnaise sauce and also he was not happy with a well done steak.
The two army guys looked like they were about to weep.
However the did well with the dessert, and Pete managed to get a “bullseye” comment in. The SA girls got a tart with raw pastry, but the NZ team thought it looked exactly the same as theirs.
The NZ team scored them a five, Vic gave them a six, SA a six, WA gave a five, NSW gave a five.
Pete gave four for entree, five for main and nine for dessert.
Manu gave five for entree, four for main and ten for dessert. I thought this was a bit over the top as it did not look like a perfect dessert. Leigh looked underwhelmed by this, and Meg from the New Zealand team did not look real happy either.
This gave the a total score of 64. Which means the New Zealand team are still on the bottom of the scoreboard.