March 28, 2012

Last night on 'My Kitchen Rules', florist and "princess" Leigh & Jennifer defeated fellow South Australians Nic & Rocco in an epic, two hour grand final.

It was an action-packed finale, with both teams having to prepare five courses, plating up a total of 100 meals. If that wasn't pressure enough, the former contestants, as well as the finalists' families, were brought in to watch.

Nic & Rocco impressed with their innovative menu containing Seared Moroccan Tuna, Bug Tails, Spatchcock Two Ways, Poached Pork Belly and Chocolate Raspberry Pop Delight, whereas Leigh & Jennifer offered up Crab Congee, Scallops in XO Sauce, Quail, Wagyu Beef Ribs and Chocolate Hazlenut Cake.

The judges unanimously lauded Leigh & Jennifer's Wagyu Beef Ribs, with Pete declaring, "It was creative, inventive, challenging. It was beautiful." Similarly, the judges loved Nic & Rocco's unique Chocolate Raspberry Pop Delight dessert and Bug Tails, the latter which Manu ensured, "melted in my mouth".

Dish for dish, it was a very tight race, with both teams delivering a quintet of mouth-watering meals. Indeed, both teams were worthy of the $250 000 prize, but there could only be one winner.

And that winner was Leigh & Jennifer, whose contemporary, full-flavoured menu shone the brightest, earning them a record-breaking score of 58/60, which eclipsed Nic & Rocco's still impressive 52/60. As Manu put it, "tonight was magic".

Don't forget, we're now taking applications for season four of 'My Kitchen Rules'! If you think you have what it takes, then click here to apply!

Watch the announcement of the winners below!

Or to watch the full episode, check out part 1 here, and part 2 here.