Averting a Pasta Disaster: An MKR Recap

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Weren’t these Perth girls out to prove a point last night?  Not only were they trying to redeem themselves in the kitchen after their dismal first round attempt, they were also out to prove that they have been travelling to many exotic locations (apparently they just got back from Italy).

I think it was punishment for us noting down that not a single travel story was uttered from either Kelly or Chloe on night one of the elimination rounds.  To make up of the lack of stories, Chloe was spewing up many a “I’ve been to Italy” “I’ve eaten in a Michelin star restaurant” etc etc story – after a while, your mind tends to glaze over and it’s just expected that she’ll keep bashing them out.

They also seem to be still bruised after being called “Mediocre” in round one.  Toughen up girls, if you read what everyone is saying about you on social media, being called mediocre is like landing on a soft pillow.

At least they made everything themselves tonight.

The Best Dish of the Night: I have two.  First up – David.  David is really providing some amazing insight into the mind of a senior citizen.  From Monday nights ‘Juzz’ disaster to last nights ‘Marron on a pillow’ impersonation, you can slowly see his mind casually slip away from him.

Second nomination – Chloe trying to talk her way around knowing what ‘confit’ means.  To the general person, confit means to cook meat in fat, slowly and on a low temperature for a LONG time (usually 3 hours).  To Chloe, confit means cooking meat in fat on a high temperature for 45 minutes.  It’s her own version on a Michelin star dish.  Best the chef that created that is smiling right now.

The Food Overall: I feel like i’m sitting on a set of scales here.  The entree earned them two tens from the judges.  It looked damn fine and after averting a pasta disaster the girls actually came through with an impressive first course. But that’s where it ended.  Manu’s perfect timing to enter the kitchen just as Chloe put the confit chicken in the oven (for 45 minutes) showed us all how much restraint one can have in order to avoid slapping someone across the face.  (I’m pretty sure Manu must have almost severed his tongue from biting it).

Desert was a dividing course.  Most seemed to like it.  Carly (Who has become my favorite contestant) seemed quite happy to try pasta for desert (until she was informed it was cannoli and not cannelloni) while it looked like David received the ONLY soggy cannoli out of the bunch.

The Final Result: Better than round one.  Two tens for the entree perked them up and David found his soul mate in Josh from VIC because “finally, someone else around here who knows about food!”  sure sure.

Next Up: Speaking of Josh from VIC, he and his wife are up next. Food scientists.  Expect food that looks like dirt and lickable paintings.

 

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