My Kitchen Rules – Chloe And Kelly Fail To Fire But The Scores And Criticism Were A Bit Harsh
Please explain how Chloe who gags when she eats cheese has an entree in their instant restaurant called a Trio of Cheese. She even gushed over the beautiful looking buffalo mozzarella. Something seems a bit fishy.
It was a much anticipated episode with the WA team Chloe and Kelly finally getting their chance to cook and the question on 1.5 million viewers mins was would they deliver?
Well they did not but fire on all cylinders but not sure their food was a bad as the scores reflected. I suspect they wanted to keep some tension on an elimination night episode on who was being sent home.
Their meal was far more technically difficult then Andrew and Emelia’s from the ACT and the food did not appear to be that bad. Ok so the contestants did not like their main of Peasant Paella with Rabbit & Snails, but the judges loved it.
Future contestants should take note that you have to work your fellow team mates as they hammered them in the scoring. Using some pretty minor reasons to give them three’s and the two from Vikki and Helena was just petty.
It was fair enough that they were slammed regarding the use of store bought puff pastry as it was the main part of their dessert of Millefeuille with passionfruit custard and lime and tequila curd. But the handwringing and teeth gnashing by all of them about the use of a small bit of bread in the entree was bollocks. As the girls said in TV WEEK other teams use pre-bought stock.
The instant restaurant was called Nouveau which Kelly described as taking the classic and bringing it up to the 2014. It just looked like they had inhaled the latest Gatsby movie five times and was not sure what was “nouveau” about the table decorations or their clothes.
The trio of cheeses were ricotta fritters, baked lemon and mozzarella, and deep fried brie. Jason the cheese maker from NSW must have got a culinary boner when he saw it.
Kelly said they had taken the best from other countries and put it together. Kelly was mangling the ricotta fritters by constantly flipping them. She is a tad manic in the kitchen and Chloe looked by the better cook.
The bread issue occurred at last minute when they decided the buffalo mozzarella would run out of the lemon ring once cooked. Had they not made the dish before?
Pete said the entree was mediocre and cracked them off for using store bought bread. Manu thought the brie was fantastic. He did not think there was enough ricotta and it was overpowered by the salsa.
Their mains were far better received…by the judges. Manu said he loved the paella and the rabbit as did Pete. The other teams did not like it and were struggling to get down the snails. Vikki said it was shocking and thought it was the worst main in the competition. She also thought the rabbit was dry.
Dessert also brought further criticism related to the store bought puff pastry, however Manu thought the custard and curd was yum. Pete said it was almost inedible.
Scoring by the teams was:
NSW – 5
QLD – 5
SA – 3
ACT – 3
VIC – 2 – which was pretty petty.
This gave them a score 18/50. It was looking shaky for they, however the judges saved them. Pete scored three for entree, nine for main, two for dessert, with Manu scoring them a five for entree, eight for main and four for dessert.
This gave them 49 out of 110 and it meat Andrew and Emelia were eliminated as they should have been.
The new teams start tonight and I cannot wait to see the older guy with the younger woman interacting.
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