Masterchef: The Professionals – Curtis Stone Finally Cooks On A Show He Is On
Curtis Stone said he was nervous about cooking in front of Marco Pierre White his excuse was because it was his dish, however it may have been that he doesn’t actually cook professionally that much these days, but then again nor does Marco.
Curtis Stone is doing more hosting jobs and why not, it is good work if you can get it. It exactly what his mentor Marco has done, and they both do have a lot of endorsement deals as well. Why would you want to schlep it out in a professional kitchen.
Marco who was doing some of the prep showed he still had the knife skills. His chopping of the mushrooms was fast and precise and he even showed off by looking up at the cheftestants whilst doing it.
Tonight the chef’s had to re-make a Marco Pierre White dish the Snapper Vienoisse with Sabayon Sauce. They were not given a recipe nor were they allowed to take notes as Curtis demonstrated how to make it. They had 90 minutes to complete the dish.
Rhys said his memory was not the best, hinting at his drug taking past. He also thought Nathan, Sarah and Michael were the biggest threats to win the Masterchef title. Interesting he did not mention Rhett. Though Rhys was right when he said french was not Rhett’s strong point, as he tanked on the tomato fondant it was far too thin.
Rhys’s strategy was to take it slowly going for perfection. Gee Rhys was getting a lot of camera time tonight…
Rhys must not have watched the amateur version of Masterchef as he thought it he was giving the viewer a revelation when he said he had figured out how the competition worked. He said it was not about who had travelled overseas or what chef training you had had, it was about not stuffing up on the day. For years it has been about not being the best cook, it was about just not being the worse one on the day.
Marco who would think he was quite a classy cad, tasted Nathan’s tomato fondant, found a thyme stem in his mouth took it out and handed it to Nathan. Gross. There are a lot of people out there that would like to be in contact with Marco’s saliva but not in that way.
Rhett thought the biggest threat in the competition was Sarah, however he of course thought he could cook better than her.
Tonight he did a good dish. The judges told him his fish was cooked perfectly as was his sabayon, however there was not enough tomato fondant and his crust was overhanging a tad.
Bonny’s presentation was sloppy and Curtis said her tomato fondant was too thin.
Rhys was told all his elements were good except there was not enough mustard in the sabayon. Nick was told there was lots of positives but it was not the best he had tasted today. He did not receive any extra points for using a blow torch to finish off his crust.
Sarah’s gratin was under done and Nathan was told his dish was one of the worse with his fish over done and his gratin under done.
Michael’s gratin was nice and crunchy and he was told his fish was under by seconds but Marco said it was a good job. Top three were Rhett, Michael and Rhys, with Rhys winning. It was no surprise as he had been getting so much camera time tonight. He is the first person into finals week. Well so he thought then there was the twist, if Sarah played her immunity pin tomorrow night he would have to take her place in service. Hopefully she won’t be nice about it and play it to get herself through to finals week, because you know everyone of those guys in the competition would do the same thing in her position.
Masterchef: The Professionals – On Network TEN Sunday to Tuesday at 7.30pm.