Matt Gilray became the eleventh contestant from the Top 16 to leave MasterChef New Zealand tonight on TV One.
In tonight’s episode the Top Six were flown by helicopter to the iconic Taupo retreat, Huka Lodge.
Dining in style that evening with the three judges, the contestants were treated to six sumptuous courses ranging from scallop, crayfish and mushroom entrees to snapper and venison mains and a lemon, lychee and passionfruit dessert.
Next morning the day’s challenge was revealed.
Each contestant had 90 minutes to cook one course from the previous night’s menu.The courses were drawn at random, and the MasterChef judges, not knowing who was cooking what, blind tasted and scored the dishes. Huka Lodge executive chef Michel Louws, who guided and mentored the contestants during the challenge, also awarded points for their performance in the kitchen. Continue reading »