Masterchef Australia 2016 has revealed its top ten and the unlucky chef that joins the ranks of eliminated contestants Charlie Satori and Miles Pritchett. This was after an elimination challenge that tested the contestants? decision-making skills.
In a recap by the Herald Sun, the newspaper recounted the ?high stakes auction challenge? that resulted in the elimination of Western Australia native Karmen Liu from the cooking competition. Liu was up against fellow members from the Red Team — Mimi Baines, Elise Fanciskovic, Trent Harvey, and Matt Sinclair.
As explained by the Herald Sun, the auction challenge involves one pantry of ingredients being revealed to the contestants every 15 minutes. ?If the contestants chose the first pantry they would have 90 minutes to cook, if they waited for all five pantries to become available their cooking time would be cut to just 30 minutes.?
Liu took the second pantry, and began cooking an ambitious ?tomato and ricotta mille-feuille with a basil ice cream?. However, Liu?s ambitions proved too big to achieve as the judges said her basil ice cream ?lacked depth of flavor?. The judges also ?questioned the need for meringue in a dessert that was already so sweet.? This was enough to eliminate Liu, who remarked: ?The challenge wasn?t my favourite because I tend to be indecisive and this was all about whether you wanted more time or more ingredients ? and I needed both.?
Liu?s elimination leaves us with the Masterchef Australia top 10, which News.com.au has provided short profiles on. Joining Baines, Fancikovic, Harvey, and Sinclair in the top 10 are Brett Carter, Chloe Bowles, Elena Duggan, Harry Foster, Heather Day, and Therese Visintin. Notable among the top 10 are Chloe Bowles, who at one point was close to winning a historic second immunity pin; and Brett Carter, who has led his team to two victories and has only had to face two elimination challenges so far.
The show?s Facebook page has also teased the arrival of British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal on the upcoming Sunday episode, which will begin the start of ?Heston Week?. Blumenthal is the proprietor of The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, one of four restaurants in Great Britain to have three Michelin stars.
The competition is certainly getting more exciting, definitely combatting allegations that the competition is boring. Just keep it here on The Bitbag for more Masterchef Australia 2016 spoilers, news, and updates!