Masterchef Australia – The Two Hatted Challenge
George and Gary busted into the Masterchef contestant’s house but they refrained from going into their bedrooms. Instead they spent their time making smoothies (not green ones) and fruit in a bowl.
Then they gave the contestant’s a mensa test asking them what they noticed. Apart from the product placement they recognised the different red and blue bowls. Hence they had been assigned teams.
They then had to assign captains. Jamie was the captain for the red team and for some bizarre reason it was argued that Sarah should be captain again for the blue team. And she accepted was she being thrown under a bus?
The challenge was each team to go to their appointed two hatted restaurants Cutler and Co or Ezard and memorise three dishes, an entree, a main, and a dessert. The Blue team had Ezard where the entree was a Trout with Olive Jam and Smoked Yoghurt with some Quinoa thrown in there. The main was Mullaway with a Broth and noodle salad and dessert was Fromage Frais Cheesecake with honey jelly and a crumble.
The red team had Cutler and Co their dishes looked like they had less elements in them. The entree was Marron with salad and a Watercress Puree, main was Wagyu Silverside and dessert was a Sauterne Pannacotta.
They then had 30 minutes to get each course out, and to be fair what came out was pretty good.
The red team had time pressure with their marron dish and it was unclear whether they were going to penalised for not getting it done. Their entree did not look like Cutler & Co’s, but Andrew McDonnell the chef there said he was happy with the flavour. Matt said his marron was undercooked and Gary thought the watercress puree lacked balance.
Gary, George and Matt loved the blue’s trout entree but we did not get to hear what Ezard’s chef thought. Their main was not so praised with George saying he did not like the sweetness in the broth that the blue team plated up.
The red team clawed back on their main which was Wagyu Silverside with Matt saying he would be happy if he had that dish served to him at Cutler and Co. It did look good.
Both teams had issues with dessert. Amy had carriage for it in the blue team and was getting a bit antsy at Tash to do the honey jelly. She did forget and only allowed her 20 minutes to get it set so it turned into a blob on the plate. However the judges liked the rest of the elements and apparently the crumble was even better then Teage’s. Well so Gary said.
The red team were having a disaster with the pannacotta as the caramel would not come out. Emelia the pannacotta queen saying she was feeling bad about handing the sauterne pannacotta over to someone else to do. Which was her way of saying this is not my fault.
The red team’s dessert was a miss not only the lack of caramel but also the lack of syrup. It was obvious the blue team were going to win and they did.
Does this mean Sarah will end up being captain again?
Elimination challenge tonight on TEN at 7.30pm