My Kitchen Rules – Does Megan Have A Memory Problem?
It went from the sublime to ridiculous tonight on My Kitchen Rules. Last night Nic and Rocco produced a near faultless performance presenting a classy Casino themed dining experience, and tonight it was Megan and Andy’s cricket style restaurant where ingredients were forgotten. It was slightly disasterous show for Tasmanian pair Megan and Andy. I got the feeling they were not cooking in their own house with the way they were clucking over the stove, but could be wrong.
But before we get onto the food is there romance brewing on the set? Those Victorian girls were definitely flirting with Nic and Rocco. They were mucking around playing cricket with Carly swooning when Nic said “Boys let’s hit the showers”. Maybe a romance could be developing there.
Megan and Andy appeared to live outside the major towns of Tasmania as they were having trouble sourcing some of the ingredients for their menu, like ruby grapefruit and baby potatoes so they had to go to a couple of supermarkets. I note neither of them were a Coles.
Their menu was interesting. For entree they served Crispy Skin Rainbow Trout with Ruby Grapefruit Salad, main was a rabbit, chorizo and mushroom ragu, served with World Cup vegetable stack and dessert was Tarte Tartin.
At the start they were having trouble getting the trout’s skin crispy which was noted by Pete and he also criticised the tiny amount of ruby grapefruit in the salad. Manu said the fish was cooked to perfection but did not like the raw onion in the salad.
Peter from Qld said the salad looked a little bit ordinary.
The main was rabbit, chorizo, and mushroom ragu, with world cup vegetables. For some reason the rabbit did not cook properly, it appeared to need longer.
Pete Evans did not put the boot in too much and was trying to remain positive saying his favourite part of the main was the vegetable stack. Manu said the dish was not cooked enough.
Pete was getting into the theme by throwing a few cricket euphamisms in. He said he was not bowled over by the entree, and the main was a wide.
Most contestants did not eat the rabbit, for Gary it was undercooked, for others just far too tough. Sue used the opportunity to get flirty with Manu and suggested he cook rabbit for her.
Emma from WA struggled as she has a meat on the bone phobia, and Andrew unwisely said on camera “you always struggle with my bone” unlucky for him it was not edited out.
Now to the dessert Megan had made plenty of times. First she forgot to put the eggs in the pastry and then the butter in the caramel.
However props should be given to them for making vanilla ice-cream with out a machine.
However the ice-cream could not save it as Manu declared it not a Tart Tartin.
Pete thought the pastry was undercooked. However Andrew thought it was quite nice. Gary thought the other guests did not know what a proper Tart Tartin was so that is why they were not so scathing of the dessert. They are definitely getting the other teams hackles up so Wednesday nights episode where they cook is going to be a cracker. Though to be fair to the Queensland pair the scores they have given everyone in judging have not been too harsh or the lowest.
Tonight SA gave a six, WA gave them a 6, Vic gave them a 5, NSW gave a 4, and Qld gave a 5. Which was a combined score of 26 out of 50. This was not as disasterous as Megan thought it was going to be.
Manu gave a seven for entree, five for main, and three for dessert.
Pete gave a seven for entree, four for main, and four for dessert.
I suspect they were both generous with the entree.
This gave them a total score of 56 which places them at the bottom of the score board. And how sweet is Emma who was weeping in empathy for the pair, when in fact it should have been joy as it meant they were no longer at the bottom of the scoreboard.