My Kitchen Rules – Bondi Boys Cooked Pete Evans Fantasy Menu
Luke and Scott must have been stalking judge Pete Evans around Bondi Beach cafes last year, to find out what type of food he orders as the well known health nut, Evan’s, must have had a culinary boner (yes it is a technical term) when he read the menu of the boys instant restaurant.
The boys had more super foods on their menu then product placement on The Block.
The menu was Zesty Prawn Salad, main was Twice Cooked Spatchcock with Coconut Kale Salad and faro, and dessert was Spelt, Berry and Macaroon Tart.
Pete Evans thought they may have been using superfood for the sake of using them, well he had to say something negative about it. When Pete was talking about the tart he mentioned that coconut was a super food. Fabulous so that means Cherry Ripes are go. This health food thing is not so difficult after all. It was good to see the super food white wine being used as well
Luke and Scott are very much pushing the healthy lifestyle schtick in fact Luke gave stern lectures to camera about the fats in avocado which did give the viewer a break from the usual bitching from some of the other contestants.
The bitching was going in circles with Candice and Lisa bitching about everything and Joanna from SA bitching about them. Again the mother and daughter pair were in matching outfits, which is amazing they found so many similar outfits for the show. I still suspect they were told to dress that way.
Also it was a wonder they did not bitch about the cheap looking door bell on a multi-million dollar house where the boys were cooking!
There were no issues for the boys in prep time though I noted they did not get their fresh fruit and vegetables from Coles! However they did make up for it by using Campbells Stock when making their faro.
Their first course was prepped well in advance left in the fridge, which made me hope they brought it up to room temperature before serving. Scott who doesn’t eat squid, octopus and cuttlefish for moral reasons doesn’t appear to have a problem with prawns. They also made an chilli lime aoili but what was surprising was half way through the so called personal trainers had to swap the mixing role as Scott was tuckered out.
Also it was no surprise they served the entree on wooden boards which was the big trend in 2012.
The entree was thought to be delicious and even Dan from Queensland who is suspicious of healthy food thought it was fabulous. Candice declared that she too is a health nut and does not cook with butter and oil. Later on she said she was a perfectionist, a healthy self esteem is a good thing but she has it on turbo.
Jenna who finds the boys “inspirating” confessed to a love of dessert so much she wept.
After a perfect start the boys did have a hiccup in the kitchen when they burnt the Kale and Coconut Salad which was disappointing as I would have been interested to know what it tasted like as it did seem a clever way of cooking kale. Also they overcooked the spatchcock and their faro coagulated. Lisa bitching was right this time when she said the kale salad was in fact a garnish.
Her snarking continued saying the Spelt, Berry, and Macaroon Tart was easy to do but as Dan pointed out if it was so easy why didn’t she do it and if she had she would not be bottom of the table.
Again the boys plated the dessert on wooden boards, in fact the ones the prawns were served on so hope they were washed well. No one thought the flat boards were impractical, but it meant instead of pouring the creme anglais, the tart had to be dunked in it.
However Pete thought the dessert was exciting to eat, clearly those super foods in the earlier courses were going to his brain. However Lisa complained there was too much fibre in the meal, quite frankly she could do with a good dose.
For the first time ever the meals got four perfect tens for the judges for their entrees and dessert, however for main with Manu only a four, and Pete a five.
Even Candice and Lisa scored the meal an eight, however Lisa wanted to give a seven due to the miniscule bit of prawn shell she had found in her entree. All other teams gave them eight except for a generous Qld team who gave them a nine.
They scored a total of 90 points which shoots them to the top of the score board and is one of the highest scores ever given for an instant restaurant, only Rocco and Nic from last year scored higher.
It was great to finally see some good cooking on the show instead of bitching, and showed the boys were not just a well honed six pack but are a force in the competition.
My Kitchen Rules on SEVEN, Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm.