Tonight is the elimination to beat all eliminations so far…Sarah, Byron, Ben and Steven who was sick yesterday and they’re facing 2 chefs…Scott Pickett and Joe Grbac from Saint Crispin restaurant and there are 2 courses.
Venison, fig and beetroot is the first dish…oh hell they also have to butcher everything as well…bugger that for a bad joke.
The second dish is…rice pudding, parsnip and Jerusalem artichoke and it is a dessert…there are a mere 11 components in this dish alone… pannacotta, marshmallow, crisps and foams…oh shite!!!
Thankfully they only have to cook one of the dishes and they get to choose. Byron chooses the savoury dish, Sarah chooses the savoury dish, Ben chooses the savoury dish and Steven chooses the dessert. They get 2 hours to cook…oh and the dessert recipe is a mere 4 pages long.
Looks like the cutting of the venison is going to be a killer for the 3 that are cooking it.
Poor Steven has the messiest kitchen going on and has used all 15 pots and is still all over the place. Now the ice-cream hasn’t set and the pannacotta is lumpy and the rice hasn’t boiled down…oh dear.
Byron seems to be stressing too…actually now I think about it they’re all struggling.
Time is up and everyone is stressed…time to taste.
Sarah is first…she’s all emotional and worried and the judges notice there are no figs…and the venison is undercooked and there is some gladwrap left on the venison.
Ben is next…it’s not the prettiest of dishes and the venison is undercooked and the crepinette is burnt on the bottom.
Byron is next…and they start by saying that they may have thought of him as a drifter given his career choices before Masterchef and then there’s a long winded story about him being slower at reading and comprehending…well there’s a lot of people like that. The presentation isn’t great…there’s no figs and there is string on the plate and there’s grapes on the stem…oh hell.
Up last is Steven with the dessert…oh hell…the foam went everywhere…all over him and the judges including all over their faces…causing laughter…but of course there’s also the runny ice-cream which frustrates Matt as much as the savoury dish without fig and lumpy pannacotta.
Decision time…they start by saying all four of them made mistakes. Ben was the only one with all the elements on the plate so he’s safe to cook another day. Sarah had a perfect crepinette and a perfectly seasoned dish so she’s safe. So it is left to Byron and Steven. Byron cooked perfect venison so he’s safe…time for Steven to go home. Oh look he’s working in the food industry now that he’s left Masterchef…and is doing work experience at a restaurant.
As for tomorrow there’s a cheese challenge then an immunity challenge against Matt Stone.