MKR gatecrashers send 'The Captain' and Corinne packing
CLASSY gatecrashers Cathy and Anna have sent controversial Cairns couple David and Corinne packing on My Kitchen Rules tonight.
The mother and daughter easily beat David and Corinne's record-breaking low score of 27 with their traditional Country Manor menu.
When their picture-perfect entrée was served David could only joke about how they hadn't cooked anything because of the rareness of the meat.
But judge Pete Evans called the first dish "simple and elegant".
"You managed to just sear that beef perfectly," he said.
"The fennel chips were delicious but where were they? But seriously, near to perfection."
The main was another course of rare red meat, with the table split on whether or not the lamb was too rare.
"I've eaten raw lamb a few times in my life and I really enjoy it," Evans said.
"I think for a loin it should be a little bit more cooked than that, but you're very lucky because it's tender. It must be very good lamb that you're using."
But fellow judge Manu Feildel took the two women to task over their unusual orange and mint sauce.
"You know how much I love sauce; I'm not a big fan of this one," he said.
"I find it overpowering. I find it too sweet and I find the combination of orange and mint in a savoury dish really doesn't make sense. It's pretty much pouring sugar over a little piece of meat."
But the women redeemed themselves with their simple, but classic apple pie.
While they reached "near perfection" with their entrée, they achieved the perfection Anna was striving for with their dessert.
"What we're looking or in this competition is perfection and you delivered it with this dessert tonight," Evans said.
"This dessert tonight is the best dessert we've had in the competition"
At Kitchen HQ, both judges gave the mother and daughter perfect scores of 10 for their apple pie.
"If I was to have one dessert in a year, that would be it," Evans said.
The high scores sealed the fate of love birds David and Corinne, who have been one of the most talked about teams of the show this year.
"The Captain" David called his elimination a "humbling" experience.
"We've just got to take it on the chin," he said.
"It's a fair competition and we blew it. It's time to go back to our boring life on the waterfront in Cairns really.
"It's humbling but it's also my first lesson in humility."
Tomorrow night, all of the remaining teams are reunited for their first challenge at the new MKR Food Truck under the supervision of returning guest judge and task master Colin Fassnidge.
Entrée: Seared scotch fillet with eggplant caviar, fennel chips, baby herbs and homemade aioli.
Main: Walcha lamb loin with potato galette, beetroot, asparagus and orange and mint sauce
Dessert: Petit apple lattice pies with spiced crème Anglaise