Episode 2 - Season 2, Masterchef Australia - Signature Dish and Beef Wellington Pressure Test
"Give us bad food...we dont like it. Give us good food, we want to hug you and kiss you". So says George Calombaris as the second episode gets underway. Yet Matt Preston's pink pants were the talking point in the first signature dish challenge of the second series.
The top three women and top three men in the signature dish challenge were set to go through to the next challenge - a pressure test with the two winners progressing to the final 24 contestants from week 2.
The signature test winners had a unique twist - they were self judged by other contestants. And yet there was another surprise - there was a tie - with four women being chosen to go through to the pressure test.
Claire Winton Burn with her Cous Cous and Pomegranate Sauce
Bel Erarslan with her Fig and Mastic Bavois
Adele Fragnito with her Goats Cheese and Eggplant with Currant and Pine Nut Dressing
Skye Craig with a Lemon Myrtle Semifreddo with Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Alvin Quah presented his Twice Cooked Duck with Coriander and Peanut Salad
Jimmy Seervai with his Chilli Crab Curry with Crispy Okra
Jonathon Daddia and a Saddle of Lamb with Moroccan Spiced Dates
These seven contestants progressed to the pressure test - one of Gary Mehigan's favourite dishes - Beef Wellington with a red wine sauce/gravy.
And the top two contestants from the pressure test going through to the final 24 contestants were...
Claire Winton Burn and Jimmy Seervai