Coffee’s For Closers: Two Duos Head Home
Brett & Aidan from Fourways and Stella & Jeff from Ballito are eliminated
A too-sweet coffee, chocolate & chilli sauce and an uninspired dessert saw Table 1’s Brett & Aidan (Dad & Son Buddies from Fourways) and Table 2’s Stella & Jeff (Mom and Son from Ballito) eliminated on last night’s (28 November) episode of My Kitchen Rules South Africa.
Randomly split into two groups and tasked with dreaming up and delivering savoury and sweet dishes, respectively, with Nespresso coffee as the hero ingredient, the eight remaining duos fought for their place in the competition – and the shot at the R1 million prize – in an outdoor elimination cook-off.
Scoring was done by the contestants after a blind tasting of the dishes to deliver a score out of 40, with the judges scoring each dish out of a combined total of 40, as well. The lowest-scoring duo in each category would be eliminated.
In the ‘Savoury’ group, Karen & Tenille opted to serve ‘Karoo Kreefies’ – sheep tails with Irish Coffee Cauliflower; Nevi & Craig set about preparing Coffee Spiced Lamb with Country-Style sides; Brett & Aidan went for Coffee-Rubbed Rib-Eye with potatoes, grilled asparagus, Altissio Chocolate & Chilli sauce and KB & Nadia hoped to impress with their Nespresso Chilli Con Carne, made with brisket.
For the ‘Sweets’, Retha & Tshepi concocted a Coffee Chocolate Tart with Raspberry Tuile; Stella & Jeff went classic with Ice Cream with Nespresso Chocolate Sauce; Izak & Wessel went for Coffee & Chocolate Mosbolletjies with Coffee Zabaglione and Bernadette & Shaleeni delivered a complex Paris-Brest with Coffee Three Ways.