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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.

My Kitchen Rules – Monday to Thursday nights on SEVEN at 7.30pm


1 Anna { 02.07.13 at 5:27 pm }

Daze, made that comment in jest.

Reality TV leaves all doors and windows open for people to complain about the show and the contestants.

May be sculptured the body of the his ideal woman 😉

2 A.P { 02.07.13 at 5:29 pm }

The sculpture scene was kind of creepy, wonder whose idea it was to push this angle?
Its just like Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher and he finally wised up!

3 Daisy { 02.07.13 at 5:50 pm }

Yes AP creepy. Fondling a block of wood. But he doesn’t mind being creepy.
Remember he said breast made him think “Mummy”.

4 brain dead dave { 02.08.13 at 6:42 pm }

I love how Golo and Muststopwatching are both so fond of the phrase, “I’m willing to bet”.

5 Anna { 02.08.13 at 7:19 pm }

Spice Girls just refuse to go away. In the latest interview they (a) blaming pressure for failing (b) want their own tv show YEAH AS IF!

It’s newspapers and mags… Enough Already!! They weren’t funny nor interesting.

6 Georgie { 02.08.13 at 8:37 pm }

Agree Anna they’re not worth a TV show – a sideshow maybe, or a freak show.

7 Anna { 02.08.13 at 8:58 pm }

We’ve put up with their crap for a week. Enough! My guess they only went on MKR to get exposure and to get a TV deal. Well 15 seconds of fame are over!

8 Littlepetal { 02.08.13 at 9:21 pm }

They already have their 15 seconds of fame. Please give us some peace but I don’t think that the last we see them on MKR. I think the producers would love to have them with the Cupcakes and the Beauty Queens together. Sure fireworks.

9 Daze { 02.08.13 at 10:37 pm }

I agree Littlepetal, they said something about ‘when we come back the second time’. I’m going to run for the hills where there is no tv reception if they do, lol

10 Georgie { 02.09.13 at 9:16 am }

Another Sybil bdd.

11 donae { 02.10.13 at 3:53 pm }

Lisa and Stefano in white matching bathrobes; just like on holidays and it turns out they were; in a rented flash house

12 Daisy { 02.10.13 at 4:08 pm }

Donae I wonder if he’s a rental?

They’re my new favourites so far. They lay themselves wide open. Tee hee.

13 A.P { 02.10.13 at 4:45 pm }

They remind me of Bob and Blanche in those bath robes!

14 brain dead dave { 02.10.13 at 4:50 pm }

I guess Stefano doesn’t spend much time in the kitchen…unless it’s to put Lisa over the bench.

15 Daisy { 02.10.13 at 4:54 pm }

AP was that Blanche from Golden Girls? Or is it a duo from Days?

I wouldn’t be letting the camera crew in when I had just gotten up.

16 Daze { 02.10.13 at 5:00 pm }

A.P #63, lol (not that I was wanting that ‘flash’ back)
Daisy, Bob as in ex PM Bob Hawke (who ran off with the autobiographer, Blanche, now wife)

17 Daisy { 02.10.13 at 5:18 pm }

Bending over the bench with a wooden spoon. Other way round. Stephano you’ve been a naughty boy.

BTW just recieved caterers’ catalogue in mail and am drooling over all the kitchen goodies. Thanks a lot MC and MKR . Stacey there were some good pasta machines.

OH yeah AP I remember. Yeewww!

18 A.P { 02.10.13 at 5:28 pm }

Yeah, how could you forget the PM Daisy?
Golden Girls, another show I liked Daisy, maybe we are getting like them now.
Imagine eating at Stefano’s kitchen bench BDD!

19 Daisy { 02.10.13 at 5:53 pm }

Imagine the patterns they would leave when they had spread the flour to make the dough. Art works. Steff’s an artist.

20 Daisy { 02.10.13 at 5:55 pm }

MKR, up late.