My Kitchen Rules – The First Elimination Has Occurred And It Was Closer Than Expected
Is Lisa some type of mother figure to Stefano? At times she speaks to him like he is an annoying child. She smirked to camera that he is good with his hands but that is not putting a smile on her dial.And enough of the constant kissing or pecking of each other it is irritating and does not feel passionate.
Their restaurant was called Carnivale but when the contestants turned over the menus they were disappointed that it was not “Italian” enough.
Elle who claims she is used to fine dining exclaimed “Wheres the Italian? I would have expected some fresh pasta, risotto or scallopini”. Maybe she would have been happy with a chicken Parmigiana? The main of the Duck Breast With A Cinnamon White Wine Sauce was a traditional family dish of Stefano’s. Also even their entree the ingredients that few that there were are commonly seen in Italian food.
Their first course was more an appetizer, in fact it was a dip. It was white bean and eggplant puree with Rosemary Bread. Lisa told Stefano it is such a simple dish and the simplicity has to shine through. It is a pity they didn’t practice some simple hygiene as the tea towel draped over the bread bowl was filthy.
They piped the puree onto a plate and place a flat bread beside it. Stefano then placed flowers on the plate. It was mildly amusing that Pete tried to eat the entree with his knife and fork.
However he was not amused by the entree. Pete told them an entree is meant to be something to show us what you are capable of. He said “I have to judge what is on a plate and it is not enough guys”.
No one like it as it was flavourless. Andi and Kerry were surprised the rosemary they used was not fresh but dried on the bread.
The main of Duck Breast was served with polenta, potatoes and jerusalem artichokes. No one appeared to criticise that there was a lot of starch on the plate.
Jessie of course said she was not a fan of cinnamon – is this girl actually Indian? However when she was critiquing the dish she said she would have liked more cinnamon.
They had made white polenta however the judges thought it was flavourless and under seasoned.
Manu thought the hero on the plate was the sauce. He also like the potatoes and jerusalem artichokes. The duck breast was over cooked. Peter concurred with this.
The dessert was meringue with passionfruit curd and rum cream. The presentation was a bit weird with the curd piped around the plate rather than drizzled over the meringue.
No surprise the spice girls gave them a one, however most of the other teams gave them a four, with Tassie being generous and giving them a five. Which was a total of 18 out of 50. Once Lisa heard the score she said it was completely strategic scoring from all the teams. What she did not realise were the other teams were actually being generous in the scoring so they could kick the Spice girls out.
In the end Pete and Manu saved the South Australian team with some high scoring especially for the dessert.
Pete gave a two for entree, a six for main, and dessert a nine.
Manu gave a three for entree, a five for main, and dessert a nine.
In the end they got 52 which saved them from elimination and Jessie and Biswa were gone.
What was disappointing about the first round of restaurants were there were no real stand outs. Yes the Tassie team received 80 but once they are back in the MKR kitchen will they be able to deliver.
Tonight we see a new set of contestants, the domestic Goddesses from South Australia must be wondering if they will be the new girls to get whipped on social media.
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