Stress levels are sky high as one team will be eliminated at the end of tonight’s instant restaurant on MKR.
The competition began when 12 teams opened their doors to cook and critique each other’s meals. Two groups battled it out. At the end of it all, the bottom six teams found themselves in the danger zone.
And so began the elimination round. In a cut throat strategic war, playing dirty was fair game.
Tonight, it’s back to the Gold Coast to see doctor and lawyer Peter & Gary serve up the last supper. At their last instant restaurant their take on French cuisine started out really well. But when it came to main – the night spiralled out of control. The boys’ time management was completely blown. Will it be their undoing again?
Their score will determine which team will be the first eliminated from the competition. It’s a bitter fight for survival. Who will be the first team to go home?
Off having breakfast again, Manu remembers how they had to wait 3 hours last time and they know that time is of the essence. For entree this evening they are making Moreton Bay bugs with lemon and garlic ith a fresh baguette, Pete hopes the garlic won’t overpower the delicate meat. Oooh they aren’t making the baguettes – they just bought them. Peter already thinks that people will sabotage them tonight but thinks they can beat the kiwis.
They have set up their restaurant when BOOM the power goes out. They call an electrician to fix it – this has to be a set up! Peter starts with dessert which will be a rhubarb creme brulee, Pete thinks that adding rhubarb to the brulee may be a problem, Manu is worried about them. For main course they are serving duck galantine with orange sauce with duck fat roast potatoes and snow peas. Pete is very impressed with the gallantine (the duck is deboned, stuffed andsewn back together)
With an hour to go Gary stuffs the chicken and sews it back together, Peter is on Gary’s back about time. The guests arrive and sit down at the table and everyone has a laugh at the strategic placement of the little kiwi Peter adopted from Meg and Simons placed in the mouth of a shark. Gary goes all snobby again with his champagne and they head back to the kitchen and check on the brulees. They are not set and as Gary goes to put them back in the oven burns himself and gets water over the desserts – a big no no. I think Peter is going to kill him! A hissy fit ensues!
Emma and Andrew are worried about being on the bottom, but things are looking up. The bruless are still not set and therefore thats delaying cooking the duck – deja vu anyone? Pete and Manu arrive and can tell the boys look stressed and hope they don’t have a repeat of last time. Gary reads the menu in French and the look on Manu’s face is priceless, like he’s thinking – you stoopid Auzzees! Everyone around the table is having a good chuckle at them. The brulee is finally out and ducks are in. They start on the bugs and the garlic butter has alot of garlic in it, but they love it.
Entree is served and Manu says it’s definately french inspired with all the garlic, but thinks there is far too much in this dish, plus the bread that has been dumped on the plate is not a baguette. Petes was overcooked and Emma and Andrew feel optimistic. Scott likes his and Megan thinks they wasted a good bug. It’s been an hour since entree they are all getting a bit restless while Gary performs surgery on the duck – removing it’s stitches. They plate up and it looks great.
Manu starts of with – let me correct your French – this is a Ballonttine not a galiuh. Both judges though think the duck is wonderful but the sauce is a let down. Thomas is off – hates the sauce, hates the peas and everyone is on to the game he’s playing. Doesn’t this little twerp realise that by putting everyone down he’s not only jeopardising his future score but people are going to maybe vote higher to compensate for him. On to dessert and it looks great – this will have to be good! Pete asks who’s idea the rhubarb was – as it made it exciting and was a pleasure to eat. Manu thinks it’s wonderful and Emme and Andrew look despondant.
Thomas is off againn with Carla saying they are going to vote strategically again – I wish the public could vote because I think we would all strategically send him packing!
Now for judgement and the boys dont look confident – ohh a twist – they will al head to Kitchen HQ’s for the resuls. So all teams are at HQ and it’s elimination time. If Simon and Meg win – they will be safe from elimination next round.
First the judges
Manu Fieldel –
Pete Evans –
VIC - Thomas & Carla: 7/10
NZ – Simon & Meg: 6/10
TAS – Megan & Andy: 7/10
WA – Emma & Andrew: 6/10
QLD – David & Scott: 6/10
The contestants give them – 32/50. Giving Peter and Gary a score of 69/110
Therefore Emma and Andrew from WA are eliminated. They will be missed, I think they were genuinely nice people unlike some others in the competition.