The rest of the auditions happened tonight and then a Top 36 challenge using beef.
Some memorable cooks from the auditions:
husband and wife, blind gal, tall (not basketball player) guy, nearly made it gal, cowboy, Monti, and more.
At the end of the hour, there are some groups. One group of 12 is safe to go to master chef, the other group of 12 is already not staying and then there are a few people back at the stations still who get to come present their dishes.
Going Through - the cocky asian girl, Ryan the unemployed ego maniac...that was all I saw....
David - Italian Beeg Taco with Eggplant - tastes good but simple
Anna - Beef stuffed onions with raisins and horseradish - Lacks colour but tastes good
AJ - Orecchiette pasta with broccoli rabe and fennel meatballs - nice idea but a bit bland
Tanya - Persian Kebab with red onion pickle salad and egg plant - bold but within her comfort zone of persian food
Tanya and David get through. Husband and Wife AJ and Anna step forward and are told to say good bye to each other as one is going home alone is AJ. Anna goes through.
Christine - Thai Basil Beef with rice dish (She is the blind cook) - complex flavours are delicious but beef is dry
Bubba - Ranch Stew with corn bread topping - flavourful but simple
Didn't get her name Nadinni? - Beef and Spinach Curry - cooked well but doesn't explode with flavour
Monti - Beef Roll with greens and almonds - delicious
Monti goes through. I am glad I like her!
Bubba and Nadinni(?) did not make it.
Christine - gets through!!! I love it!
Courtney - (a man) Spaghetti Bolgnese - brave move to try to make sauce in shrot time, it is a bit sweet
Romy - Grape Leaf Patty - pickled well, weird colour for beef, but tastey and bold
David- Faux Bone Marrow - smart idea, savory, but some undercooked veggies
Sharine - Roasted egg plant stuffed with garlic mash and beef with tomato butter sauce - raw eggplant, not a lot of positive reviews
Courtney - sent home, a bit shocking
Sharine - sent home, no shock there
Romy and David - only one goes through.... and it is David!
And now we have our Top 18!!!
So who do we have?
Samantha de Silva
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