Masterchef Australia – The Mega Date Challenge
Here’s a hint Masterchef producers if you are going to do shots of the contestants in the Masterchef house, the viewers don’t want to see Kelty topless, it is Rishi or Lynton we want to see.
It was love week and two teams had to cook for 50 people who have been set up on first dates. The setting was the Yarra Valley and Lucy and Kelty were told they were to be the team captains as they had yet to do it.
Gary picked the teams and on paper Lucy’s did look stronger getting Lynton, Christina, Daniel and Vern, while Kelty got Samira, Noelene, Rishi and Emma. If Samira and Noelene want to ark up they will but they worked really well today and it looked like Samira had a lot of input into the meal. The red team (Kelty’s) randomly selected the ingredients sardines, liquorice, almonds, garlic and coffee.
Blue team had chilli, red wine, jerusalem potatoes, figs and berries. They decided to make lamb with jerusalem and chestnut chips with a red wine jus. They had to order the lamb to get delivered which gave a nice bit of product placement for Coles. However the problem was the wrong cut arrived and it came with bones so Vern re-ordered it. This put them behind.
Christina was not happy with the main being lamb as she did not think it was pretty.
Red team went for a mezze plate with spatchcock done two ways – the body roasted and the legs confited. Also there were almond crusted sardines as well as olives. It was a feast for the pairs at the table compared to the size of the blue teams dish.
Kelty boasted to camera that he was de-boning and that he was confident with doing it as it had just been shown in Master class. He must have tuned out as he yelled out “Samira can you give me a lesson”.
Kelty was relishing the captain role as and said he was making the decisions. I suspect if the outcome had not been quite so positive he would have been slating the blame on his fellow team mates.
It is no surprise that Daniel has managed to be safe up until now as he never takes the lead on anything and floats in on the coat tails of the others. But this happens each year on the show.
Both teams desserts were ice creams which melted, well it fact it did not set in the time frame.
The red team’s dessert was chocolate chilli sorbet and fig ice cream. George being a chilli phobic nearly choked on it.
The blue team’s liquorice and coffee ice cream had better flavours.
No surprise for anyone either the contestants or the viewers that Kelty’s red team won.
However what I really want to know is whether the meal faciliated any long lasting relationships?