It is the My Kitchen Rules Grand Final and Tasia & Gracia take on Carmine & Lauren in the ultimate cook-off. Who won MKR 2016? Will the winners be Tasia & Gracia or will Carmine & Lauren take out the prize?
Warning: Contains Spoiler
It has been an intense season, but Tasia and Gracia have sailed through almost unscathed. Their asian heritage has played a big part in their dishes, will we see them cook to their strengths tonight, or try something new? Carmine and Lauren, however, have been in countless elimination battles and have managed to succeed each time. Will this make them the MKR winners tonight?
The teams have to cook a five dish menu that will tasted by the guest chefs.
For first course, Tasia and Gracia are making seared scallop with betel leaves and Carmine and Lauren are making beef carpaccio with porcini cream. It’s a great first course, who will be the winner?
Next is Tasia and Gracia’s seared scallop with betel leaves. Colin says there’s a bit of kick in it. Guy says its one of those dishes that go “bang” to prepare them for the next courses. Colin says it was sweet, salty, they nailed it, he ate the whole thing. Karen says it’s utterly delicious.
It’s on to course 2. Carmine and Lauren are making Milk Braised Pork Belly with Scallop and Apple. Tasia and Gracia are making Chicken Ribs with Chilli and Sweet Soy.
Lauren gets straight on to blitzing their cherries for another course. They start on the apple and fennel salad and take the pork belly out of the oven. It doesn’t have any crackling, the skin is soft. they put it in a pan and fry it to get the skin to crackle. Tasia and Gracia are flying through their dish. Time goes fast, they’ve only had 30 minutes and they need to plate up. Both teams get their dishes on the plate. What will the MKR Grand Final scores be? Who will win? Let’s get onto the scores for this course.
The teams get back in to the kitchen to commence cooking the next course. Carmine and Lauren are cooking saffron linguini. Tasia and Gracia are cooking a prawn dish. The teams are struggling to plate up this round, Carmine is taking his time getting the pasta onto the plate. Gracia is stuck peeling quail eggs and tells Tasia to plate up alone. Gracia finally gets the eggs done but Lauren and Carmine are still plating up with a minute remaining. Tasia and Gracia seem trhilled with their dish and Lauren and Carmine seem pretty happy as well.
The contestants get back into the kitchen for their fourth round. Carmine and Lauren are cooking beef sirloin steaks with madeira jus. Tasia and Gracia are cooking crispy skin duck with green chilli sambal. Lauren is working on dessert while Carmine cooks the savoury dish. Tasia and Gracia are using a cold pan method to cook their duck breasts. Carmine takes the meat out of the sous vide pot and is happy with how it is cooked. Tasia and Gracia are yelling in the kitchen again. There’s 16 minutes remaining. Lauren is also barking out orders at Carmine. Tasia and Gracia start plating up leaving the duck until last. Time is running out and both teams are trying their best to get their food on the plates.
Next is Carmine and Lauren’s bee dish. Karen says it is a “stunning piece of beef”. Colin says they’re a very confident team to give you a piece of meat, some mushrooms and some sauce. Manu says it’s restaurant quality and Pete says it’s perfect.
It is down to dessert. Who will be the MKR Grand final winner? Tasia and Gracia are making a pandan pudding topped with raspberries, tapioca, freeze dried raspberries, edible flowers and coconut. Lauren and Carmine are making a chocolate, cherry and coconut dessert, she says to make it like a cherry ripe bar. It’s her own creation. Tasia and Gracia are arguing again about how many raspberries to put on the dish. Carmine is taking the chocolate domes out of the moulds. Both teams assemble their desserts. That’s it, they’re done! They’ve completed their final dish in the MKR finals.
It’s time for the scores and to unveil the winner of My Kitchen Rules 2016.
MKR Grand Final Scores
Carmine and Lauren
Karen – 8/10
Liz – 9/10
Guy – 8/10
Colin – 8/10
Manu – 9/10
Pete – 9/10
Grand total score of 51/60
Tasia and Gracia
Karen – 9/10
Liz – 10/10
Guy – 9/10
Colin – 9/10
Manu – 10/10
Pete – 10/10
Grand total score of 57/60
Tasia and Gracia have won MKR 2016