Masterchef: The Professionals – Jacque Versus The Professionals
What is it with Wallaby? Is it the new trend in food this year? First it was on MKR and now Masterchef. Two weeks ago I did not even know you could eat it.
Tonight Rhett, Luke, Tracey, Bonny, Michael, and Cassie are up for elimination, but everyone can avoid it if they can beat Jacque Reymond and his team in a three course cook off to be decided by the vote of the diners.
Marco Pierre White was not going to be working the pass, so they picked Michael to be their head chef. They also had to design their own menu.
With Cassie and Bonny doing dessert. You get the feeling sexism is alive and well in the kitchen and would like to have seen the negotiations on who did what. Tracey also hinted at it when she muttered she was the one always sent to the pantry.
Buddies Rhett, Michael and Luke seemed to be taking control or over sighting everything. Luke and Rhett for entree made swordfish scallops with cauliflower puree, jamon and asparagus. Now when Marco comes over and queries that your portions are too small you should really listen. The diners were basically given two 50 cent size pieces of swordfish. That was the only criticism of dish. Whereas Jacque’s team had left the poop chute in as they ran out of prep time.
For main Tracey and Michael were making roast veal with fennel onion puree. Michael who was also the head chef, was trying to tell Tracey how to sear the veal, which irritated her. Clearly he did not have confidence in her cooking ability.
He was also concerned that she would over cook the veal, and he was right. Interesting that most of the diners liked the very rare wallaby, as marsupial is always a divisive dish.
Bonny and Cassie made meringues with berry soup for dessert. Bonny had a bit of a disaster with the meringues by accidentally leaving the door open on the oven. When Luke spotted it she did declare she had shut it, so the mystery will have been solved for her last night on what happened. Cassie and her cherry picked the best ones out, with Cassie looking pretty unimpressed by this stuff up.
Their dessert plate did look pretty but both judges were not happy about the meringue but the diners did not seem to care. It was a stinking hot day in Melbourne apparently and Jacque’s trio of desserts looked like they were melting on the plate.
Jacque’s team won the entree getting 16 tables votes to nine.
The Masterchef Professionals were thrashed in the main only winning three of the 25. Lucky for the girls their dessert won by just one table so even thought the meringues were not perfect they were safe.
It was then no surprise when Tracey was told she was eliminated. Even though she had had a bit of stick from her fellow contestants over the past couple of weeks she seemed to bear no ill will and hugged it out before she left.
Masterchef: The Professionals – on TEN Sunday to Tuesday nights at 7.30pm.