My Kitchen Rules – Did The Right Team Get Sent To Sudden Death?
It was pop up restaurant time on My Kitchen Rules and for once the judges had the luxury between picking the worst of the best dishes rather then the best of the worst. Each team had to do a pop up restaurant and had to serve one dish each. One of the team was head chef the other maitre d, which for most teams meant just taking the dish out and placing it in front of the customer.
The strange thing that even though there was one dish on the menu some teams were taking down orders on a pad. OK I get it for Danielle, as she and Josh were cooking steak and they were doing it to order. However Carly made a rookie error asking how people wanted their lamb done. This is unusual even in proper restaurants. This left Tresne having to cook them medium as well as medium rare. She did do a good job of it.
The problem with their dish was the pesto that went with it. They made it with walnuts instead of pine and put mint in it. Therefore it had a bitter flavour.
The other team with a flawed dish was Chloe and Kelly’s which was Tuna with a salad and Mac and Cheese Ball. Pete did not like the deep fried ball but Manu loved it and thought it was naughty however did query that did was mismatched with the rest of the dish. It was like a fusion of chick food and dude food. They had a hard time getting bums on seats at first.
Paul and Blair who have barely put a foot wrong in the competition cooked a delicious looking Lamb with Masala Sauce and Smokey Eggplant. Pete really liked the complexity of flavours in the sauce. Also the lamb was cooked well and I note they did not ask their customers how they wanted it cooked. This did not matter as they were the team who received the most money and therefore get the advantage in the next challenge.
Josh again tried to Hestonise a simple steak dish. He cooked them in a sous vide first before cooking them over heat. Manu queried the need to do this. They were cooking them to order and of course there was on customer who wanted hers well done. After the Josh and Danielle meeting her culinary requirement she only put $5.00 in their honesty box.
The other team that had a difficult customer was Vikki and Helena who made Snapper with Celeriac Puree and Capsicum Sauce. The lady thought she was going to get restaurant quality and also sent it back because it was cold. The judges thought all three elements of the dish were done well.
Cathy continued with her undercooking of protein. This time it was salmon. Anna was getting snippy and said she was insulted that people were sending back medium rare fish. However some of them looked more like sashimi. The judges received a perfectly cooked piece of fish and their accompanying Freekah Salad looked delicious. Good enough to even check out the recipe.
Tahlia and Bianca showed you only have to please the judges in these challenges. They had customers leaving as they were not ready when the crowd came in as they were still making the pasta for their Tortellini with Prawns. However the judges said it was dish of the day.
In the end the judges had to decide between Chloe and Kelly and Carly and Tresne to send to sudden death and they decided the pesto was the greater sin with the NSW girls having to cook for their life.
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