Matt and Luke Win My Kitchen Rules 2019

Newcastle cricket  mates Matt and Luke have won the title of My Kitchen Rules champions after defeating Ibby and Romel

Teams have to produce a five-course menu, producing more than 100 plates for a packed restaurant of family, friends and previously eliminated teams plus, for the first time, 10 judges in celebration of 10 years of My Kitchen Rules.

Menus were as follows 

IBBY & ROMEL

1st Course (2hrs to plate): Kibbeh Nayeh with Nigella Seed Lavosh

2nd Course (60mins): Lebanese Shish Barak with Pine Nuts

3rd Course (60mins): Chargrilled Octopus with Muhammara

4th Course (90mins): Spiced Kangaroo with Freekeh and Labneh

5th Course (45mins): Knafeh with Pistachio Ice Cream

MATT & LUKE

1st Course (2hrs to plate): Confit Salmon with Peas

2nd Course (60mins): Duck Ravioli with Wild Mushroom

3rd Course (60mins): Barramundi with Roasted Fennel

4th Course (90mins): Beef Cheek with Parsnip Mash

5th Course (45mins): Peach Bellini

Matt and Luke won the battle with a score of 92 compared to Ibby and Romel who scored 88/100

Our experience has been nothing short of a miracle, from where we’ve come from to where we are now, this is something I’ll never forget. We bloody worked hard for this. This is going to change our lives forever,” said Luke.

Matt added, “It’s literally the toughest thing we’ve ever done in our lives, absolutely insane. This takes the cake against any cricket final I’ve ever been in.”

Luke said of their opponents, “Throughout the competition Ibby & Romel have been the benchmark for everyone, everyone’s chased them so to be standing here next to them tonight is an honour.”

Ibby said, “We’ve given it everything we have and we are proud with what we served so we have won in our heart. Before this competition we were friends but now we are best friends. Honestly I don’t think I could have done it with anyone else.”

Romel added, “We are so happy for the boys, We’re not ashamed of losing because I’m so proud of what we have done. This is one of my biggest achievements, something that I will never experience in my entire life ever again. It was an absolute honour.”