My Kitchen Rules – Kooky Carly And Tresna Know How To Cook
My Kitchen Rules have hit the mother lode with the amount of annoying people they have managed to cram around a dinner table. Chloe and Kelly are back. Kelly with her cheshire cat grin said she was going to play nice but what she meant was play nice to the diners around the table. The girls have realised that was part of the reason they scored so low in their first instant restaurant round.
Chloe took an instant dislike to Anna the 26 year old food critic from Sydney. It suggests Anna and her mother Cathy are being set up to be the villains of this round. Anna looks likes her idol is Gywneth Paltrow and aspires to have a pretentious blog like Goop. Currently she is a Senior Editor at Best Restaurants and to show she is on trend she bagged out dude food saying it was a cliche and tacos which admittedly both those cuisines have over run the Harbour City. The question is will she serve up Peruvian food at her instant restaurant which is meant to be the next big thing?
It is unlikely, as she is cooking with her mother who definitely has the twin set and pearls vibe about her and would see BBQ as something beneath her. And she already has become a reality TV cliche saying we are not here to make friends. Mildy ironic considering in this article from the weekend they said they were on the show to make friends.
It was another of the intruders cooking tonight, Tresna and Carly they were from NSW and their instant restaurant was called “Inspire”. Carly spoke like she had inhaled a whole shelf of New Age books, it was all about positivity and blessings. Thankfully Tresna was there to balance kooky Carly out and also do most of the cooking. Even though Carly was the Home Economic teacher, Tresna was the one who had responsibility for the entree and main as well as stepping in when things got a little crazy.
The other intruder team are Josh and Danielle who have left their jobs as medical reps to follow their food dream. They seem palatable which can sometimes mean bland.
David and Corinne were back with David becoming the whipping boy for the WA girls and Harry and Christo. In fact David was one of the lesser annoying characters tonight whilst Corinne was mainly mute for the whole episode.
Harry finally displayed some culinary knowledge by saying that Anzac Biscuits were made out of oats.
Carly and Tresna had a fairly sophisticated menu they started off with Beetroot Tart with Goats Cheese Mousse, followed by Beef Fillet with Beetroot and red wine discs, and Red Wine Jus. The dessert was Caramel Devine a over the top multi layered caramel concoction.
They appeared to arrive back from the shops after their three hour cooking time commenced but they were fairly efficient in the kitchen except for the fact that Tresna thought she was cooking for fifty people. She made two giant bowls of Butterscotch custard which they would have used two cups of.
Since Tresna does not like goats cheese she mixed it with cream cheese to decrease its flavour something Pete Evans commented on. He did think the tart was gorgeous but criticised them for their undressed rocket on the plate. Manu thought the pastry was not buttery enough and not enough cheese mousse.
Anna was not happy she did not have a fork and Chloe and Kelly were critical saying she should have just shared with her mum instead of making a fuss. If that had happened to them they would have made of voodoo doll of the people whose restaurant it was.
Something only David whinged about was the Beef Fillet main. It looked delicious with a generous cut of well cooked beef teamed with a sauce that Manu described as the best sauce he had tasted this series. David said the gravy did not have enough seasoning and he thought he could do a better one. You would think by now he would know not to talk himself up.
The Caramel Devine looked delicious in the glassware but it was a sugar overload partly due to Carly doing a Uel and losing track of how much sugar she had put in the Brownie.
Both judges criticised them for this.
Chloe and Kelly – 7
Josh and Danielle Vic – 7
Harry and Christo Vic – 7
David and Corinne – 6
Cathy and Anna – 5
Total score of 32.
Manu gave them a 7 for entree, 8 for main, and a 6 for dessert and Pete gave them a 7 for entree, 9 for main, and a five for dessert.
They got a grand total score of 74 so chances are Carly and Tresna are here to stay. Tomorrow night Chloe and Kelly are back in the kitchen. Will they improve on last time?
My Kitchen Rules on SEVEN Monday to Wednesday night at 7,30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm.