Emelia Jackson and Laura Sharrad are headed to tonight’s MasterChef Australia grand final after Reynold Poernomo was eliminated in the semi-final.
The ‘dessert king’ from New South Wales was cut after a gruelling pressure test in which contestants had to replicate a toffee apple by three-hatted chef Martin Benn. The complex dish was based on the five elements of taste; salty, sour, sweet, umami and bitter.
But while Reynold’s dish looked amazing, it lacked enough bitterness and was deemed to sweet. It ended an emotional ride for the 27 year old who was reduced to tears, after revealing how his family business had been impacted by COVID-19.
This season Poernomo also apologised saying he “regrets immensely” some homophobic comments he made online in 2014, adding he has “many friends and colleagues that are part of the LGBTIQ+ community.”
Tonight’s grand final will see friends Emelia and Laura cook a three-course meal for the judges and their fellow contestants, comprising over 60 plates of food.
7:30pm tonight on 10.