Masterchef Australia – The Correct Decision Was Made
For a while there it looked like Sam was not going to have many happy memories of Tassie as he has been done over all week. Firstly if it had been a “normal” Masterchef week he would have had the opportunity to cook for an immunity pin but he didn’t. Then tonight he landed in the bottom two because the format of the elimination challenge allowed for people who were strategic to avoid getting their food judged at all.
The red team were up for elimination and tonight there were three parts to it.
The first one was for the contestants to cook a steak medium rare however the twist was the first four that did not cook it perfectly would being going into the next round. So if you were strategic you could delay putting your hand up and hope every one else fell over before it was your turn. And that is what occurred the more mediocre cooks were safe.
Jules was the first one to ask for her steak to be looked at and it was judged to be fine so she was safe, however the next four Kylie, Ben, Andy and Sam were told their steaks were over done or under done. Hence Andrew, Dalvinder, Emma and Tregan were safe without even having their steaks looked at. In fact they could have gotten through without putting one on the grill.
I note there was no mention of the fact that Dalvinder does not eat beef due to religious reasons so she was probably quite smart in not putting her hand up early.
What was a worry that there were now four stronger cooks at risk of elimination. Well perhaps not Andy, but who else can provide the gratuitous topless shots at the beginning of episodes?
The next challenge was to cook the perfect onion ring, which Kylie and Ben did.
It was then Sam and Andy duking it out to remain safe in the competition and it was a mammoth challenge.
Andy and Sam were to cook for a full restaurant at the Stanley Hotel and they would have to cook for 50 covers each. They did not have any sous cheftestants to assist them.
Andy decided to cook Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks so he would not have to do any cooking at service which was a smart move.
Sam cooked Aromatic Roasted Cray Fish this resulted in him cooking 25 crayfish he was under a lot of pressure and he admitted a few times the felt like giving up.
George Calombaris was at the pass for them, and in fact he did a great job mentoring them through the challenge, they would have come out of it learning a lot.
“Support each other, and you will get through it?” yelled George. What was that all about, as one of them was going to be eliminated.
The judges deemed that Andy’s dish was the best he had cooked in the competition by a country mile, and Sam’s was great as well.
For once I agree with the judges not being able to make a decision and not eliminating either of them, as it would have been unfair for both of them if their time on the show had ended tonight.