IT SEEMS Colin Fassnidge has finally found some good cooks on My Kitchen Rules.
Engaged Perth couple Drasko and Bianca, who have both left their jobs to pursue careers in the food industry, vowed to come out "guns blazing" in their instant restaurant tonight.
They were the first team in Fassnidge's third group to cook and they aimed to impress with a menu full of high-end ingredients including Marron, venison and parfait.
Fassnidge made his ambitions clear to the group upon his arrival as the sole judge of the third instant restaurant round. His scores were doubled to match the total points on offer in the previous two rounds.
"I'm going to push you hard because this way I get the best out of you," Colin said.
"Everyone here at the table has got what it takes to win this competition so you've got to prove it to me."
Tonight's episode was also the first look at the five other new teams.
Queenslanders Rob and Dave have personalities as big and bright as Dave's pink flamingo shirt.
The young ladies at the table were immediately taken with well-groomed British lad Steve.
His teammate Will, quickly compared to Austin Powers, emerged as the class clown.
Despite using up half their preparation time driving across Perth for their luxury ingredients, Drasko and Bianca plated up a beautiful entrée.
But unfortunately their green mango salad overpowered the delicate Marron.
"Visually it was stunning," Colin said.
"The Marron is cooked perfect, but I could taste more of the salad than I could the Marron… I thought your salad just gave it a punch."
The teams continued to size each other up as they waited more than two hours for the main course.
Bianca stressed over their presentation after sauce and blood from the meat spread across the plates.
But it was sauce itself that needed more attention.
"It brings me back in time a little… it's a little bit old school," Colin said.
"It also brings me back 15 years ago when I was a young chef. Venison and celeriac puree is a classic; this is what I learned to be a chef cooking.
"I would have liked the sauce a little bit more reduced. The venison is cooked perfect for me."
During the preparation of the dessert Drasko's impatience and overthinking got the best of him, and he seemed like more of a pest to Bianca in the kitchen than a helper.
After preparing five accompaniments to her sour apple parfait, Bianca was told she could have left a few of them off the plate.
Queensland fishermen Rob and Dave will host their instant restaurant in Brisbane tomorrow night.
Colin's scores doubled to get the same totals as the other instant restaurant rounds.
Drasko and Bianca's menu
Entrée: Barbecued Marron with thai green mango salad
Main: Venison with celeriac puree and Witlof salad
Dessert: Sour apple parfait with apple marshmallow and salted peanut shards
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