My Kitchen Rules – It Is A Cooking Competition Not A Congeniality Contest
Quick couple of questions: Were any of the ingredients that Kelly and Chloe cooked with bought from Coles? And is it really fair that teams only a few weeks away from winning $250,000 are scoring their competitors meals?
Chloe and Kelly may not be popular but they have not entered Ms Congeniality Rules but My Kitchen Rules. The scores the teams gave last night particularly the three from the twins and the four from the Queensland boys was bollocks. Considering the average of Manu’s meal was 8 and they ate the same thing as him.
Sure the menu they cooked was very “look at us see how clever and sophisticated we are” it was also high end and risk taking. Not a pureed vegetable to be seen. Props should be given for cooking with Bone Marrow, Oxtail, Goat, Marron, Venison and putting Truffle in the dessert. In most cases the dishes worked. In fact there was no criticism of their Bone Marrow with Oxtail entree at all and Manu gave it a perfect ten declaring it the best dish in the competition.
Sure Pete’s said his entree of Marron with Scallops felt like a bit of an after thought but he was the only one who ordered that dish.
Most of the contestants ordered Venison with Blackberries. It looked small on the plate but Manu thought it was perfectly cooked. It should be noted Blair said his piece was medium. Vikki and Helena who must have tried the meat for the first time were not fans and marked them down accordingly. This was based on their personal taste not on how well prepared and sophisticated the dish was.
The Goat with Polenta sounded like it was delicious. The SA mums were happy with it and the only criticism from Pete was the sauce was too acidic.
Their desserts were a bit of a disaster and the patrons had to wait over two hours for them. People were yawning and the late night would not have been helped that all their body clocks being on Eastern States time would think it was two hours later.
However long waits have occurred before in other instant restaurants and the penalty for this has not been too severe.
The dessert of Truffle, Truffle, Truffle was over the top. Manu said the ice cream was “to die for” however the other elements on the plate including a truffle ball and white chocolate truffle ganache ruined the dish. Pete had the Doughnuts with Elderflower Curd and he said they were not cooked all the way through and the curd tasted fake as they used Elderflower cordial.
- SA Mums – 6
- Tassie Girls – 5
- Qld Boys – 4
- Twins – 3
It was a combined total score of 18/40. This was just wrong their menu was worth more then that.
Manu scored the entree a ten, for main an eight, and dessert a five and Pete scored the entree a six, for main an eight, dessert a four.
They received a total score of 59 which places them at the bottom of the leading board and put them at risk of elimination.
If it is a popularity contest it will be interesting to see how the other teams score as it looks like the girls have a disaster in the kitchen including dropped plates and lots of tears. Will suddenly they get seven’s because they are nice?
My Kitchen Rules back on SEVEN on Easter Monday.