My Kitchen Rules – Carla and Tom Cook Again But Did They Learn Anything From Their First Round?
So Peter and Gary are those sort of people that to make themselves feel superior they nit pick at minutiae. Tonight they had a go at Carla and Thomas’s grammar on their rules for their Grazed instant restaurant. It is if they have some deep seated insecurity complex and feel the need to think they are better then other people so celebrate their weaknesses rather than their strengths. Ok they may know where to put an apostrophe but compassion, empathy and humbleness are far better qualities in a person.
It was Carla and Thomas who until Peter and Gary came along were quite bitchy, however I am sure they will ramp it up again in these instant restaurants. This week see the start of the bottom six, ie the bottom three from each round, battling it out again and having to hold an instant restaurant. The team with the lowest score will be eliminated.
Tonight Carla and Thomas are cooking for entree Asparagus, Leek and Tarragon Soup with poached egg, for main fig and pistachio crusted lamb with parnsip, beetroot and goats cheese roulade, and for dessert lemon and lime tartlets with passionfruit coulis.
A lot of the criticism of their menu was to do with the complexity of the menu and the amount of ingredients, however were they allowed to submit a new menu or were they told what to cook from the menus they had submitted previously?
Tom is poaching the eggs however his technique was a bit dodgy, he just dumped the eggs in some shallow water. However Tom said that was how he knew how to do it and did not want to change it.
Manu thought the poached egg was OK and said “I enjoyed the whole soup but I did not know what I was eating”. Pete said it is quite an average soup. Apparently Tom had added tarragon to his mother’s recipe. Peter from Queensland said it was not a competition dish.
However the worst thing was that Andy found a piece of glass in his soup. Tom thought he had put it in himself, and Carla thought who knows what people would do for $250,000. It was a mystery as they said they had not broken anything that day and she had wiped out all the dishes.
Again Carla and Thomas were having time issues – they did not get their lamb in on time and it was going to take an hour and a half to cook. It was about two hours between entree and main.
Also when Pete went in to check out the kitchen, he thought the lamb was over cooked, however Thomas and Carla thought it was undercooked and chucked it back in the oven. A fatal mistake.
Pete said the lamb was overcooked. Manu said less is more when it came to all the ingredients on the plate. Also he said there was a no crust but a christmas pudding on the side. Pete did like the goats cheese roulade but it did not save the dish.
Again the time issues were evident as they were working on the lemon and lime curd between main and dessert. However Peter said he liked the simplicity of the dessert but he would have liked a more sugar in it as it was too tart. Manu said he loved it. Peter and Gary were the only two of the contestants who concurred with Manu.
WA scored a four, NZ gave a four, Qld army guys gave a four, Qld couple gave a four, Tas gave a three for a combined score of 19 out of 50. Thomas was ropeable and thought people were scoring strategically.
Manu gave a five for entree, a three for main, and a nine for dessert.
Pete gave a five for entree, a two for main, and a six for dessert.
They received 49 points which was three points more then they received in their previous restaurant. If they think this time around people are scoring on strategy what did they think their fellow contestants were scoring on in the first round.