Now I think we can all agree that Auntie Rosie did herself a wee bit too much swearing in the recap of last night’s show. But here’s the deal: tonight there will be NO SWEARING at all.
Tom says there were a few things that looked a bit tattered. Aron immediately decides to makes single chicken pies with Asian flavours, and his main will be Italian style.
And for dessert, they will need to jazz up the lamington. Cue shot of Christina and Tania walking along the footpath, with Tania wearing a lowcut animal print top. The chicken and shiitake pies are served with tamarind sauce.
For the main course, surf and turf, using bugs and fillet. They joke about where the leopard skin has gone to. It is only a wee bit pink so he puts them back in the oven until full time.
Scott says the first time they came to Aron and Vanessa’s restaurant, they gave them fairly beige food. For entreé he expects a sophisticated version of the classic Aussie meat pie, but made with chicken. Aron is making little pies that he admits look like boobs. They note that the leopard skin barstool covers have gone. Aron is worried that he put raw chicken into the pie, so cuts one open a few minutes before they are ready.
Scott says he has grown up on lamingtons and they are iconic. The soul of the old restaurant is here but it’s more modern and more contemporary.
Christina, being another ten year old also mentions the small boob, but does say her palate liked it. Tom says you nailed the three “Ts”: taste, technique and something else that starts with T that escapes my imperfect memory. Nola expects more than just steak and a bug on the plate. Scott says the pastry is perfectly cooked and the tamarind sauce is packed full of flavour. Just steak, bug and polenta with some jus poured around the side, or over the steak if you are Nola. The garlic butter went well with the bug, but the jus overpowered it all. The steak was good but what was the jus doing on the plate? Philippe tells the table he has never had a lamington in his life.