Masterchef: The Professionals – The Immunity Pin Is Given Out
You cannot criticise the cooking on Masterchef: The Professionals, last night in the service challenge the food looked fantastic and both guest judge Stefano De Piero and Matt Preston were gushing over it, but last night was a bit dull, in fact I fell asleep in the episode – twice. An episode where an immunity pin being awarded does not have the same tension as an elimination.
The winning red team of Nathan, Sarah, Rhys and Nick were battling it out in a service challenge to win an immunity pin. The green team must have been relieved to be getting a rest. Though Rhett, Luke and Michael may have been wanting to give it a crack.
The theme for the service was Italian food with 120 “Italian” diners however it was not the diners voting but the judges selecting out of the four who should get the pin.
Sarah was paired with Nick, and he decided to be captain, and Nathan was captain with Rhys. Nathan and Rhys did a far more labour intensive menu particularly the dessert which was a twist on Cassata. This involved candying fruit and making the cake layers.
Their entree was Orrichette with Clams and pork, and main was veal. The green team’s dishes were less complex with a Tuna Crudo for entree, Rabbit Ragu with Pasta for main and Yoghurt Pannacotta with Raspberry Sorbet for dessert.
Sarah was all over everything she single handedly made the dessert, and made sure Nick got all the bones out of the rabbit. She insinuated she was not confident in his eye for detail to do this. Props to Nick for finally finishing prepping the fish before service had started. Regular viewers will know on other occasions he has been prepping the fish way into service.
In the end the judges thought the orrichette was the best entree, and the rabbit the best main. I did wonder if this was because the episode did involve the sponsor Barilla.
In the end the judges decided Sarah stood head and shoulders above the rest and she was awarded the immunity pin. Have to say I was happy with that.
Next week three of Marco Pierre White’s alumni will be appearing. They are Shannon Bennett from Vue Du Monde, Donovan Cooke and Curtis Stone. Matt Preston in the promo said he had been voted “Sexiest Man Alive”. Huh? What happened to George Clooney did he die?
Masterchef: The Professionals on Sunday to Tuesday on TEN at 7.30pm