Masterchef Australia – It Was Time To Go….
Do you think the judges have some sort of competition going on to see who can make the most of the contestants cry each season, and they get more points for the contestants who are harder to crack?
Tonight Gary was congratulating Beau for showing emotion aka tearing up about telling the story about turning down a position in the fire brigade. He was probably thinking great I have won another $20 from George and Matt.
Whether Beau has made the right career decision is yet to be seen. Has he mentioned yet whether he wants to work full time in food? He has barely had any screen time so the viewer hardly knows him.
Tonight Vincent Gadan from Patisse was setting the pressure for Amina, Andrew and Beau. Interestingly enough Vincent went over and gave Amina a kiss on her hand. He obviously had not been briefed on not to touch her because of religious reasons. But then the french are not known for their sensitivity towards the Islamic religion as they did ban the burqa.
The other bit of controversy surrounding the episode was the promo saying that Gaden trained Adriano Zumbo. Zumbo has taken to twitter to say this was not true and he has been quite vehement about it. Interestingly on the episode they mentioned Zumbo but nothing about Gaden training him.
Vincent Gaden’s dish was called Essence of a Woman obviously he could not use Scent of A Woman…. It was a work of art but I did not really get the point of it.
It was made up of salted praline parfait, tempering of chocolate, the sugar statue, and moulded chocolate covered in gold dust.
Beau was worried as he had not done many of the techniques in the recipe. He also got the mind f**k from Gary and Vincent about the amount of salt he had put in his praline. They told him to taste the praline with the other ingredients. He did and he added more in.
None of the others got that assistance on what was the most crucial part of the dish.
Andrew really needed some assistance and was getting rather stressed. He was having issues with tempering his chocolate first grating it and then not heating it up for long enough. I thought it had to be heated to a certain temperature?
He was also having problems with his moulding chocolate as well. It melted and he was unable to make the pipe, and then when he finally did it broke.
Conversely Beau was doing well and his finished plate looked lovely.
The judges said Andrew’s chocolate was not tempered properly as it had no crunch. The salt in his praline was perfect but he did not have enough crunch on the violets. He chopped them up.
Beau’s dish looked wonderful and the judges discussed how far he had come from not being able to make a red wine sauce with beef at the beginning of the competition to plating a complex dessert. Matt Preston thought his dish was brilliant.
Amina said her presentation let her down, and Matt Preston said it had to taste delicious to let her stay. Vincent thought it was over salted, however Gary thought she had done a really good job.
Beau was first to be safe and George even told Beau he could even win Masterchef. What? He’s one good dish and now he is being hailed a contender?
Then Andrew was told he was eliminated. Amina was very lucky, and I suspect Amina was kept in because of her overall consistency as from the judges comments it would appear Andrew’s praline was better.
Mindy who was Andrew’s best mate in the house was upset that he was gone.
Andrew went home to his family and his wife who is as he described her – beautiful. His plan is to cook “food for foodies” for when they don’t want to cook.
Tomorrow night Kylie is up against Chef Tomislav what is interesting is she only appears to have one helper and that is Mindy.