IMDB: MKR: S8E32 (maybe) – 2018 *Season 8 not on IMDB
IMDB Rating: na/10 *Season 8 not on IMDB
Rotten Tomatoes: na% *Not on Rotten Tomatoes
Tonight is Date Night at Barangaroo’s lush xxx restaurant where group one will need split up a bit, as they need to dedicate 3 teams to the mains, and 2 teams to cook desserts, all the while working under Manu as Head Chef.
Running straight into prep, everyone is super pumped, except for the NSW plastic brigade (has anyone worked out that I just don’t like these two women?) who are more concerned about looking “pretty” than getting their shit together.
Kim and Suong keep admitting that they don’t do fine dining, and it keeps getting brought up, but as they say, “their kids are more important”.
Matt and Emily: Duck with tamarind and orange sauce.
Josh and Nic: Spicy basil trevalla with citrus cauliflower
Stella and Jazzy: King prawn pasta with chilli oil
Jess and Emma: Panna cotta with poached figs
Kim and Suong: Floating stands, poached meringue on a bed of creme anglaise.
When group two walks in they hear Manu yelling at the other group and decide to throw some shade of their own in the direction of the kitchen (exactly as you would expect) and then Hadil and Sonya start throwing their doubts at Kim and Suong as they wouldn’t know fine dining if they ate it. It doesn’t help when Kim forgets about her caramel, and leaves it on the stove to burn.
Josh and Nic are just not having a fun day, as every time Manu looks at Josh, he’s getting in trouble. And Jesus Christ, sticking the fricken ladle in the blender?!?! What The actual Fuck?!?!?!?! Are you mentally incapable of common sense?!?!?!?!?! I was waiting for it to catch and take his hand off. Could have been a contender (for the Darwin Awards if we’re lucky).
And just as the time for prep finishes up, Josh just can’t figure out the stove top and the ovens, and destroys 2 or 3 pieces of fish trying to work out how to cook his fish. And then just to top it all off, Jess and Emma’s sauce for their dessert begins to crystallise. They have made it far too early, and it will not work with what they have done.
Now it is on to the main’s being cooked to order, how will they perform?
Matt and Emily’s dish is quite nice, a bit too sweet, but it is a very pleasant dish overall, reminding one customer of Christmas with the cinnamon. Group two were impressed with the sauce though.
Josh and Nic’s dish just has waaaaaaaaay too much garnish on it. They have done quite well now, the fish is bordering on overcooked, and the cauliflower is good. Again Group two aren’t happy with it.
Stella and Jazzy’s dish just doesn’t have enough chilli in it, the pasta is slightly over cooked and there just isn’t nearly enough sauce, but really, it’s just ok as a dish.
Onto desserts, the first thing we see is Jess and Emma decide to just drizzle a bit of Maple syrup over the top of their figs. Next is Kim’s flat globes, she quickly decides to make flat designs as there is no chance to get her globes rebuilt.
Jess and Emma’s dish has great wobble in the panda cotta, it’s great and silky and flavoursome. “It’s not really fine dining” (courtesy of Hadil and Sonya).
Kim and Suong’s dish is just not good. The meringue is too soft despite being so light. The anglaise is waaaay too sweet, and the caramel is over cooked. All in all it was too much sugary sweetness. “I can’t take one more bite, this is not fine dining” (yep you guessed it, that was Hadil and Sonya again).
It was hilarious seeing snippets of the groups two’s scoring. “1, 1, 1, 1, 1.” Do you want to guess who that was? Yep the sour pusses.
But ultimately there needed to be a choice of the lovers, and that honour tonight belonged to Alex and Emily, so they manage to escape the Elimination House this week. However with the good there is always the bad, and the bad was just terrible, and tonight that dishonour sits somewhat unsurprisingly with Kim and Suong.