My Kitchen Rules – At Least Sophia and Ashlee Are Forthright In Their Views, Unlike Lisa.
Melina in the middle of the fracas with Sophia and Ashlee, asked them if they were playing a game and to please tell them, but Melina was asking the wrong person. They should have been asking Lisa this question. Lisa and Stefano are being as sweet as pie to everyones faces but when it comes to the scoring they are being cunning.
Tonight Stefano suggested to Lisa that they give Allie and Samuel a seven, she said “that is not so great for us I was thinking more along the line of a four”, and Stefano acquiesced. This was a meal that Pete Evans gave two perfect ten scores for. Though Pete might have been a little bit excitable that he was getting something decent to eat for a change.
Tonight it was Samuel and Allie’s turn to cook and again they did a Wonderland theme, complete with menus with characters from the book on them. This time Ali did not wear her Queen of Hearts collar.
The Tassie team had a spicy menu, for entree Pink Ling and Abalone Ceviche, main was Steak with Cacao and Chilli Harissa with a broadbean salad, and dessert was churros with an avocado and chocolate dipping sauce.
Ashlee call it Alice in Latino land. Ashlee and Sophia said they did not like raw fish, but almost looked bemused about it saying they knew someone would serve raw fish at some point. Theoretically ceviche is not raw fish as the lime or lemon cooks it.
Ali and Samuel were really calm and organised in the kitchen they both knew what they had to do so did it. Samuel even did a good job of filleting the fish until he cut himself and then bled on it.
There looked like a lot of spanish onion in the ceviche, however Manu loved it. Ashlee said it was average, whereas Angela thought it was the best entree she had had so far, and Dan thought it would be great in a sausage. A ceviche sausage, not sure about that.
The chilli heated up things around the table. The NSW team were deliberately placed opposite the Italian girls and since no one appeared to be making conversation around the table they decided to fire up. Angela kicked it off asking Sophia and Ashlee why they were so rude, and then added “can you explain to me what that is about?”
Melina chimed in and said ” Don’t put your head down to the table and roll your eyes and saying whatever.”
Um they are not you toddler children. Then Angela did the childish everyone else here hates you chat well that is what she was implying when she said “go around the table and asked everyones experience of meeting you and they would say they found you cold and rude.
Angela who needs to realise the diploma on her wall is for eyelash administration not a psychology one said “You’ve got a personality disorder or something or just bad manners”.
“If you think I am a bitch, that is fine, leave it at that.” retorted Sophia.
Sophie said she just zoned out when Lisa was talking as she is just so boring she could put fish to sleep. She is just a buzzkill.”
Sophia take on it was ” The bitches come after the top dog”.
The main course looked fantastic, Pete thought it was amazing – “Quality, creativity, and consistency”. No complaints from any of the diners on that one. Dessert were Churros and even though it took them a while to get the oil the right temperature the judges again loved the flavours.
Though Ashlee thought it was “just churros” and Lisa did not like the dipping sauce, but of course she would rarely make a critisism out loud.
Vic, NSW and WA gave a seven, Qld scored them an eight and South Australia gave them a four.
It was a total of 33 out of 50, Samuel and Ali were a tad confused how this was only three points more than their disasterous first instant restaurant. Surely they would know by now that there is nothing rational on the scoring that has occurred this season.
The judges were more generous. Manu gave all nines, and Pete gave an eight for entree, and two tens for main and dessert. He has been very generous with his ten’s this year. Not sure what he is going to do when he tastes even better dishes later on in the competition.
Ali and Sam received a very high total of 88 nearly 30 points more than the nearest person on the scoreboard. It was also good to see some great cooking.