Amy and Tyson have won the 2017 My Kitchen Rules Grand Final in an epic battle.
The serious sibilings fellow Queenslanders Valerie & Courtney to take out the 2017 title and the $250,000 prize. Amy & Tyson scored 57 out of 60 points -including three perfect 10s- ahead of Valerie & Courtney’s 52 points.
The result came after a marathon cook-off where each team had to plate up a five-course degustation menu for the judges — a cold entree, hot entree, seafood course, meat course and dessert.
Amy and Tyson served up a winning menu that consisted of
COLD ENTRÉE: Parmesan & Truffle Mousse with Mushrooms
HOT ENTRÉE: Pea & Ham Soup
SEAFOOD COURSE: Butter Poached Marron with Jerusalem Artichoke and Rhubarb
MEAT COURSE: Veal, Sweetbreads and Marrow
DESSERT: After Dinner Mint
Valerie & Courtney served up a Menu that stuck to their strengths of Indian cuisine.
COLD ENTRÉE: Samosa Crisp with Chat
HOT ENTRÉE: Salmon Tikka Skewers with Coriander & Pea Soup
SEAFOOD COURSE: Spiced Spanish Mackerel with Khichdi
MEAT COURSE: Pork Vindaloo with Turmeric Cabbage and Beetroot Raita
DESSERT: Pistachio Kulfi
The cooking was consistent among both teams with the judges having high praise for both teams.
Amy and Tyson
Karen 10 “To call your menu stunning would be an understatement”
Guy 9 “Your cooking is evolved, you’re on a road to success”
Liz 10 “I feel privileged to have eaten your meal tonight”
Colin 9 “Bold, inventive and delicious”
Pete 10 “De licious and exceptional”
Valaire and Courtney
Karen 9 “A delicious masterclass in the use of spice”
Guy 9 “You pulled on my heartstrings tonight with your cultural insights”
Liz 9 “Your whole meal was authentic from beginning to end”
Colin 8 “Your menu spoke of family and love”
Pete 9 “Thank you for taking me on a delicious adventure through India”
“I’m just so proud of what Amy and I have achieved together,” Tyson said “We couldn’t have done it alone and I’m just happy to be sharing it with her. This is just the beginning. I can’t wait to see what the next chapter is going to be for me. Being crowned the winner makes my dreams of becoming a chef a reality. It’s going to happen.”
Amy added, “To go through so many hurdles, ups and downs, and to come out the champions, it’s like a dream come true.”
But there were plenty of compliments for the runners-up too. Pete Evans said the standard in the finale was amongst the best he had seen.
“My Kitchen Rules has brought us even closer together and we’ve really enjoyed these last few months,” said Valerie.
Courtney added, “I want to say a big, huge thank you to my mum. She’s an amazing person. She inspires me every day.”