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The MKR finals begin tonight with the ultimate instant restaurant round

RecapKevin Perry
  Jane and Emma  image copyright - Seven Network

Jane and Emma
image copyright - Seven Network

Victorian housemates Jane and Emma falter at the last hurdle and fail to make the Top 5 and MKR finals series

My Kitchen Rules’ Top 5 teams have been decided with the finals series kicking off tonight (Monday, April 20 at 7.30pm) following last nights elimination of Jane and Emma from the competition.

Returning to where it all began tonight, Drasko and Bianca are back in the home kitchen of Wild Pastures for what they hope will be a supreme dining experience. It’s time to see how much they’ve learnt during the competition.

“MKR is about evolving. Which teams have learnt the most and grown the most and that’s what we want to know,” host Pete Evans told the teams. “And that’s what we need to find out. It’s time for the ultimate instant restaurant round.”

The Top 5 teams embarking on the ultimate instant restaurant round are:

Drasko and Bianca (WA)
Eva and Debra (WA)
Will and Steve (NSW)
Jac and Shaz (QLD)
Ash and Camilla (VIC)

Jane and Emma came so close to welcoming diners back to their home, but slipped close to the finish line going down by 45 to Eva and Debra’s 51 when presenting their signature dish to the judge’s table.

Their spiced sweet potato pie with raspberry and peach sorbet was well-received and Pete and Colin Fassnidge raved about their presentation.

“That was grand final plating,” enthused Colin. “Everyone around should look at their plating. But I wanted a little bit more texture; I wanted a crust. But to look at, your plating it was stunning.”

“It was the most elegant dish we’ve had in the competition so far,” added Pete. “The pie was heavy handed with the spice is the only negative I can bring to that dish.”

It was such a close call, but Eva and Debra’s braised ox tail with roasted bone marrow was melting in the mouth and full of so much flavour that it won the entire judge’s table over. Said Guy Grossi in awarding a nine: “I think it’s a really rich, beautiful dish. I really, really enjoyed your dish.”

In accepting the praise, a teary Debra said she was proud they were able to do their dish proud for their dads. “I’m really proud of us because this dish is really close to our hearts. It’s what our dads both love to cook.”

In bidding the competition farewell, Jane said they’ll look back at the experience as one of the highlights of their lives. “We’re so proud of how far we’ve come. We’re not going home the same people; we’re stronger for this. This competition has meant so much to us. This is a life- changing experience.”