Famed patissiere Adriano Zumbo was surprisingly sent home from Dessert Masters last night.
‘Zumbo,’ the only contestant to have fronted his own television cooking shows, became the third to be eliminated from the kitchen.
The challenge involved movie-inspired cook-offs, drawing inspiration from titles such as Mission: Impossible; Star Trek; The Godfather; Transformers; Grease; Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Pretty In Pink.
While Kirsten Tibballs enjoyed immunity, Reynold Poernomo went into the cook donning his immunity pin.
Reynold’s Star Trek-inspired dessert was not the most finessed dish judges had seen from him, but the taste trumped appearance, with perfectly executed chocolate work saving him from elimination.
Adriano Zumbo served up a Grease-inspired dish reseembling a classic diner milkshake. But judges Amaury Guichon and Melissa Leong noted the unmolding of cups was below par and culled him from the competition.
With the series to conclude next Tuesday, every episode is now an elimination contest, with one to take out the $100,000 prize.