Yet another audience favorite team departed My Kitchen Rules last night.
Harry and Christo’s three course menu didn’t impress the judges with the Victorian best mates eliminated from the competition after scoring 33 out out 60.
With their place in the competition on the line, Harry and Christo served an entrée of tuna carpaccio; a main of wagyu steak with béarnaise sauce and truffle chips; followed by an espresso crème brulee for dessert.
Harry and Christo started strong with their tuna entrée praised by the judges with Colin Fassnidge saying “it had great acidity.” Karen Martini agreed saying the flavours “sing on the plate.” Co-host and judge Pete Evans said: “It was a cute little number to start off a three course meal. It makes you excited about what comes next.”
The boys main of wagyu steak with béarnaise sauce and truffle chips impressed and failed in equal parts.
Co-host and judge Manu Feildel was ecstatic about the boys’ béarnaise sauce, saying “it was as good as I could have made it,” before planting a celebratory kiss on Christo’s cheek. But for Colin, the béarnaise couldn’t compensate for the rest of the dish. “The chips are soggy. The steak is raw,” commented Colin who noted that even the fat wasn’t rendered on his steak.
While the judges agreed Harry and Christo had produced a great flavour in their espresso crème brulee dessert, overall, they said it was “disappointing.”“They did get a beautiful flavour into the espresso mix, but it’s really just a thick shake,” said Liz Egan. Pete agreed saying the flavour of the brulee was “right”, but technique had let the boys down.
On their elimination and farewelling their fellow contestants, Harry said: “Knowing we are leaving these people is probably the hardest thing we have done in the competition.”
“Although it’s a cooking competition, it’s bigger than the food,” said Christo. “Food creates memories and food creates good times. This competition really does highlight that fact we will forever be best mates.”
Only seven points separated the boys from fellow Victorians, twins, Helena and Vikki, who now progress to the next round of the competition after scoring 40 out of 60 for their Greek inspired menu.
Tonight the remaining teams go head-to-head in a BBQ challenge with the weakest team going straight to sudden death.
My Kitchen Rules airs Sundays at 6.30pm and Mondays to Wednesdays at 7:30pm on Seven.