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January 30, 2017

My Kitchen Rules 8 (2017)

Filed under: Miscellaneous & TV Shows — SeaDragon @ 4:00 pm

Season 8 of My Kitchen Rules starts Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:30pm on Channel 7…

As with last year, instant updates of Instant Restaurant scores at my forum.

MKR8 Group 1

Group 1 contestants, Season 8

Ep 1, Monday, January 30, 2017
Instant Restaurant: Sound Check
Damo & Caz (Group 1 – Tassie Sweethearts – Tasmania)
Ben Pobjie’s recap

Truffle & Cauliflower Soup with Rustic Crusty Bread (Damo & Caz)
Steak with Duck Fat Potatoes, Green Beans and Bearnaise Sauce (Damo & Caz)
Apple Crumble Cheesecake with Stewed Rhubarb (Damo & Caz)

Score: 62/110

Ep 2, Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Instant Restaurant: Anchor & Palms
David & Betty (Group 1 – Just Friends – New South Wales)
Ben Pobjie’s recap

Crispy Pork Belly with Steamed Bun and Pickled Cucumber (David & Betty)
Barramundi in Sweet and Sour Broth with Crispy Rice and Asian Greens (David & Betty)
Green Tea Cream Donut with Chocolate Glaze and Matcha Affogato (David & Betty)

Score: 61/110

Ep 3, Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Instant Restaurant: Procreations
Karen & Ros (Group 1 – Midwives – Victoria)
Ben Pobjie’s recap

Ricotta Gnocchi, Sage & Walnut Sauce with Blue Cheese (Karen & Ros)
Middle Eastern Lamb with Couscous Stuffing and Orange Jus (Karen & Ros)
Spiced Pavlova with Roasted Fruits (Karen & Ros)

Score: 65/110

Ep 4, Sunday, February 5, 2017
Instant Restaurant: Wild Fields
Bek & Ash (Group 1 – Flirty Flatmates – Western Australia)
Ben Pobjie’s recap

Roasted Vegetable Tart with Balsamic Glaze (Bek & Ash)
Goldband Snapper with Fennel, Fig and Pear Salad (Bek & Ash)
Profiteroles with Orange Custard and Chocolate Sauce (Bek & Ash)

Score: 26/110 (Lowest score ever in MKR history!)

Ep 5, Monday, February 6, 2017
Instant Restaurant: The Boys’ Backyard
Tim & Kyle (Group 1 – Pub Mates – South Australia)

Tuna Ceviche with Puffed Wild Rice, Avocado Purée and Wasabi Mayonnaise (Tim & Kyle)
Spiced Kangaroo with Beetroot & Walnut Purée and Weed Salad (Tim & Kyle)
Key Lime Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream (Tim & Kyle)

Score: 100/110 (Highest score ever in MKR history!)

Ep 6, Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Instant Restaurant: Mosaic
Amy & Tyson (Group 1 – Serious Siblings – Queensland)
Ben Pobjie’s recap

Lambs Brains with Cauliflower Purée, Sriracha Aioli and Pickles (Amy & Tyson)
Pork Jowl with Eggplant Purée, Pumpkin Purée, Pommes Frites and Apple Cider Sauce (Amy & Tyson)
Chocolate Raspberry Discovery (Amy & Tyson)

Score: 102/110 (Highest score ever in MKR history, eclipsing last night’s record!)

And here comes this year’s twist, the bottom two teams from Group 1, Bek & Ash and David & Betty, will face Sudden-Death Cook-Off tomorrow, and one team will be eliminated.

Ep 7, Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Elimination: Sudden-Death Cook-Off
David & Betty vs. Bek & Ash

Team 1: David & Betty
Lao Raw Beef Salad (David & Betty)
Mok Pah (Steamed Fish in Banana Leaf) (David & Betty)
Chilli Salt Fruits with Green Mango and Pineapple Sorbets (David & Betty)

Score: 34/60

Team 2: Bek & Ash
Mushroom Crêpes with Brie Sauce (Bek & Ash)
Venison on Black Rice Pilaf with Cumberland Sauce (Bek & Ash)
Biscotti with Pistachio Ice Cream and Lemon Curd (Bek & Ash)

Score: 31/60

Eliminated: Bek & Ash

Group 2 contestants, Season 8

Group 2 contestants, Season 8

Ep 8, Sunday, February 12, 2017
Instant Restaurant: Laughing Out Lau
Albert & Dave (Group 2 – Brothers – New South Wales)

Eight Treasures Fortune Bag with Scallops (Albert & Dave)
Hainan Chicken (Albert & Dave)
Hong Kong Egg Tart with Warm Banana (Albert & Dave)

Score: 60/110

Ep 9, Monday, February 13, 2017
Instant Restaurant: The Bright Side
Kelsey & Amanda (Group 2 – Sisters – New South Wales)
Ben Pobjie’s recap

Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli with Saffron Burnt Butter (Kelsey & Amanda)
Crispy Skin Snapper with Potato Mash and Lemon & Chive Sauce (Kelsey & Amanda)
Chocolate Fondant with Berry Coulis (Kelsey & Amanda)

Score: 95/110

Ep 10, Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Instant Restaurant: Gastro Turf
Court & Duncan (Group 2 – Married Hipsters – Victoria)
Ben Pobjie’s recap

Beetroot Gravlax of Ocean Trout with Radish & Pea Shoot Salad (Court & Duncan)
Smoked Lamb Ribs with Crushed Kipflers and Parsnip Purée (Court & Duncan)
S’MORE! (Court & Duncan)

Score: 62/110

Ep 11, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Instant Restaurant: Longshore Drift
Josh & Amy (Group 2 – Seafood Lovers – Western Australia)
Ben Pobjie’s recap

Chorizo Stuffed Squid (Josh & Amy)
Beer Battered Barramundi with Shoestring Fries and Tartare Sauce (Josh & Amy)
Cape Brandy Pudding with Chantilly Cream and Strawberries (Josh & Amy)

Score: 43/110

Ep 12, Sunday, February 19, 2017
Instant Restaurant: Pepper Tree
Della & Tully (Group 2 – Foodie Friends – Queensland)
Ben Pobjie’s recap

Score: 58/110

Ep 13, Monday, February 20, 2017
Instant Restaurant: Birdcage
Alyse & Matt (Group 2 – Ambitious Newlyweds – Queensland)
Ben Pobjie’s recap

Score: 52/110


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