There was drama aplenty during Week 2 of My Kitchen Rules. New South Wales's Spice Girls were eliminated, Queensland siblings Jake and Elle let themselves down with “pub food”, South Australian lovebirds Lisa and Stefano scraped in and sparks flew between Group 2's six new teams.
The love affair of dating couple Lisa, 41 – who has three children with her ex-husband - and her Italian boyfriend Stefano, 32, was on display in their instant restaurant Carnevale.“From one cougar to another, I can tell who wears the pants in your relationship,” joked Victorian Kerrie, 53, whose husband Craig, 52, set his sights on her when he was just eight.
Despite Lisa and Stefano's amorous energy, judge Pete Evans wasn't feeling the love in their bland White Bean and Eggplant Puree with Rosemary Flat Bread and overcooked Duck Breast on Polenta. Their Coconut Meringue saved their skins and with a total score of 52 they beat devastated Spice Girls Jessie and Biswa who left the show after only scoring 41.
Week 2's highlights? The Spice Girls compared another dish to poo (the puree) and Jessie added cinnamon to her long list of despised ingredients before inexplicably saying about the duck, “I would have preferred a bit more cinnamon. I know I don't like cinnamon.”
Group Two's first instant restaurant, Food Alley, in Melbourne, Victoria, was hosted by cheeky chappy cousins Sam, 26, and Chris, 24. They served up a clever but under flavoured Spinach and Ricotta Runny Egg Ravioli, inconsistently cooked Lamb Roulade and near perfect Coconut Creme Caramel, scoring 64.
Who will impress the judges next week? Will there be another fire in the kitchen? Will sparks fly between the South Australian team, domestic goddesses Jenna and Joanna, and WA team, mother and daughter, Lisa and Candice? Game on!Check out when My KItchen Rules is on next on our TV Guide.