Masterchef Professionals – Was That A Dummy Spit We Just Witnessed?
Well that was one of the best dummy spits that has been seen on an Australian reality TV show in quite sometime so bravo to Anthony for saying what he really thought however he did end up looking like a bit of a tool
In fact it was disappointing they eliminated him as it looked like he could give good reality TV, well more than Nathan is going to give us as the expression on his face just continues to be blank.
This pair were the bottom two in tonight’s episode where they had to cook a dish from the heart.
Only the green team from the from yesterday’s tram challenge were up for elimination, the others watched from the balcony. I note none of the calling out that goes on in the amateur series.
They had access to the biggest Masterchef pantry yet, and there was some good and not so good cooking.
Nathan plated up a weird combination of Lamb Brains and Mussels, it was unclear whether he had cooked this combination before. However he did reveal to Marco that his father died when he was eight, and then Marco commisserated and then told him he had also lost his mother at the age of six. He then added that he thought gastronomy was the greatest form of therapy that anyone can be exposed to. Not sure if that everyone would agree with that.
Nathan served up his brains underdone and Marco told him people had been let go for less. He was peeved that Nathan had not told them when he put the plate down that he thought the brains were under done and apologised.
Anthony was doing a weird seafood tasting plate. He said it was five courses on a plate. He continued to talk himself up saying he cooked for the rich and famous and they demanded great food and he was sought after. Clearly he missed the don’t f**k with the produce talk that Marco gave at the beginning of the episode as he wrapped bacon around lobster. That is something you would see in a bad US chain restaurant. He revealed he was on Masterchef to help him find opportunities to come back home.
Sarah was making Squid Ink Cuttlefish pasta with pipis and mussels, but was struggling to get it finished. Her techniques look good but she needs to calm down. In judging they were critical of the look but liked the flavours. However she did herself a favour as when asked who was her culinary inspiration she answered Marco. So extra brownie points for her. Just as well she had not mention Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliver or it could have gotten ugly. Also the few tears shed helped her get a pep talk from them after they had asked the standard MC question of what her dreams were.
Rhys was making a trio of seafood which looked pretty boring and not a lot in two hours. There was a prawn wrapped in pastry, Tempura Whiting and one other mini dish. However it tasted better than it looked.
Akuc made Spicy Lentil Soup as it was what her family made a lot of at home in Africa. Marco was pleased she had not tried to trick it up and they liked the flavours.
Chrissie was also cooking for her family and after being out of a kitchen fulltime for six years she seemed to lack a bit of confidence. However her Blueberry and Almond Tart wowed the judges however they managed to refrain from eating it all.
Rhett’s Whiting with Papaya Salad with a thai dressing. Marco thought the chilli was too strong, do we have another George Calombaris who has an aversion to spicy? However Matt thought there was too much carrot. He did cook the fish well.
Anthony who was another of the boys talking a big game had burnt his crab souffle.
Now back to Antony, Marco told him the plate looked like a ship wreck. He had burnt his crab souffle, and he still kept it on the plate. Also after the judges had been pretty disparaging particularly about serving stuff up in egg cups, he sulked in the contestants waiting room that they should not try too hard.
Akuc won the challenge with her soup and Anthony was eliminated.
And he did not take it well. In his farewell speech he disparaged Akuc soup saying ” I thought my dish had a lot going on compared to two hours to make a soup…”, and said next time he would “remember to cook like an amateur”. Unfortunately Marco did not fire back at him, but just told him to go and hang up his chef whites.
In the voice over as they showed him leaving he said that Penelope Cruz and Tommy Lee had never had a problem with his crab souffle. Maybe he had not served a burnt one to them. Anyway he swaggered off into the Masterchef sunset saying he was off back to his glamorous life and rock and roll lifestyle. Well whatever it takes to make you feel better I suppose.