My Kitchen Rules – Chris and Sam Cook But Were They Really Running Out Of Eggs
The second round of home restaurants kicked of in Melbourne with cousin Sam and Chris cooking. They were presented as cool and urbane, however if you want to pass as an inner city wanker you really should not put as much sugar as they did into good coffee.
The other teams were the domestic goddess from South Australia, Jenna and Joanne. Jenna reminded me of Alice from the Vicar of Dibley in look and in intelligence. Joanne was a stay at home mum and Jenna worked in an upmarket patisserie. In fact most of the teams did not seem that bright but will give them the benefit of the doubt as it was their first time in front of the cameras and they would have been nervous.
However the South Australian team may not be the biggest ‘villian’s’ of round two as the Western Australian team of Lisa and Candice look pretty bitchy. Why are all the villain’s this year female?
The Tasmanian team of Allie and Samuel seem to be the Thomas and Carla of this series except Allie appears to be in love with Samuel rather than Tom being in love with Carla.
Sam and Chris called their restaurant Food Alley to give it a inner city vibe complete with menu on a chalk board.
Their entree was Spinach and Ricotta Runny Egg Ravioli, main was Lamb Roulade with Mint and Pea Puree, and dessert was Coconut Creme Caramel with Almond Praline.
As any savvy MKR viewer knows they like to flag the up coming plot lines this time it was about the eggs for their dinner. They said they had to ensure they had enough, fast forward and of course they kept on cracking yolks and low and behold we had the tension of whether Sam would be able to keep the last yolk intact to have twelve ravioli to serve for entree.
But was their poetic licence being used for this plot line? Let’s have a look at the eggs they were using.
First the boys are in Coles buying the 36 eggs they think they require, this was two packets of eighteen.
Then we get to the “oh my god we only have eight eggs left” shot.
And then we get to the close up of the only one egg left shot.
Hmmm all different egg packets. Looks a bit suspect to me.
Lucky for them they did present the ravioli with runny yolk, but the judges said it was flavourless. Jenna’s egg was hard, and Candice from WA does not like egg.
Their main of Lamb Roulade with pea and mint puree, was cooked rare, medium rare and well done quite a feat but not in a good way. That was not their only woe as Manu found a piece of string in his meat as did some of the others. Manu also wanted sauce. Maybe those boys need to lay off the Corona the beer sprinkled throughout the kitchen, something that is as ubicuous as the Campbells Stock in the pantry in this series.
Manu as not happy that Sam kept on smiling when he was giving him a negative critique he thought it meant he was not taking it seriously. Sam clearly did not get the memo that he was on a reality show so he was meant to cry.
The dessert was a success bar one, and this would not have been a problem if they had not eaten the first one that had been perfectly turned out!
Even though Luke was shown to be pissed off when the dud one was placed in front of him this was not reflected in the scores that NSW gave.
NSW gave them a six, as did WA and Tasmania gave a 6, whilst Qld and SA scored them a five. This was a total of 28 out of 50.
Manu gave five for main, and a nine for dessert, with Pete giving them a five for entree, four for main, and eight for dessert. In the end they received a total of 64 which is not great but not a total disaster.