AN egg is always an adventure,” Oscar Wilde said, and for failed MasterChef New Zealand contestant Gideon Marisa the humble egg has been his downfall early in the series.
Marisa was the second chef to be eliminated from the top 16 after failing to impress the three judges with a fine-dining variation of ham and eggs, which consisted of a tricky consomme (clear soup).
After confidently telling judges, Michelin-star winning Josh Emett, Depot Eatery’s Al Brown and restaurateur Mark Wallbank, that his dish was “an eight out of 10 that should keep me in the competition” Marisa was placed in the bottom two with pig farmer Leo Fernandez.
Marisa said he was playing a “double bluff”.
“I was going well until the last 15 minutes or so and then the fat strainer that I had fell back into the consomme,” he said.