Masterchef Finale Party! Complete with Macarons!

Okay, let’s try this blogging consistently thing again. Ever since my holiday, my blogging schedule has gone out of whack and I’ve been falling in and out of the habit. I will try harder, I promise.

Now, let’s talk about Masterchef. Even if you don’t watch it, you probably know what Masterchef is. If you still don’t know what it is, that’s alright. It’s just a reality tv cookshow that happens to broadcast during dinner time so I’ve been following it faithfully.

The Masterchef Finale was really just an excuse to have a dinner party. To make things slightly themed, we agreed that only masterchef dishes would be on the table for the night. So the night’s menu looked like this:



The guest list was filled with amazing guests. We had the beautiful Violet Le Beaux filling our house with pink and amazing macarons, along with Jimmy America who played photographer for the night and K who I’m currently missing so much, so hurry back to Melbourne, gal!

No recipes with this post, though if you went to look on the MC website, you’ll find them all there. I will be sharing the recipes later this week, but for now you get photos!



Prawn Scotch Eggs: I didn’t make the sambal that went with this, but that’s because the guests don’t eat spicy food. (Blasphemy!) Making this wasn’t quite as easy as it looked on TV, hats off to Adam!



Beef Stroganoff: Unfortunately we don’t seem to have a photo of the pasta. Next time! The stroganoff was yummy! It was my first time trying any sort of stroganoff and I was told by my housemate that this wasn’t the traditional stroganoff as this had the addition of tomato paste in it. I liked it!



We had leftover Beef Bourguignon from the previous day’s cookoff so I plated those up too. It was even nicer the next day! But not officially on the menu as Masterchef never did do beef bourguignon.



Why hello there, macaron towers! Violet and Jimmy did an amazing job with the Macarons! We had Green Tea with Pistachio ganache, raspberry with white chocolate ganache and chocolate with beuno flavoured ganache. I can’t pick a favourite! They were all so amazing.



And if the sugar high from the Macarons weren’t quite enough, have a piece of decadence: Opera Cake. I wish I had more of that cake. I really do.

I have fond memories of the night, but don’t believe me. Go check out what Violet had to say about the night. Be warned tho! There’s a really unglamorous photo of me stuffing my face with a massive wine glass. Teehee.

Recipes to follow! And are any of you planning to apply for Masterchef Season 3?

Comments

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  2. Bravo! Those dishes really do look comparable to the Masterchef versions. Colour me impressed :) How do you make a bueno flavoured filling, though? That boggles my mind :)
    .-= Hannah´s last blog ..My Magical Gift Bag From Grab Your Fork =-.

    • You will have to ask Violet that! They taste absolutely amazing, and very much like the real thing! It’s so strange and yet so addictive. She’s the master in Macaron making!

  3. Awesomeness! LOVE the little tower!
    .-= penny aka jeroxie´s last blog ..Parisian Patisserie Boulangerie- North Essendon =-.

  4. What a feast! Very fitting for the Masterchef finale! And Adam’s prawn scotch eggs is probably one dish that I REALLY wanted to eat after watching it on the show! Now I am drooling over the keyboard… Gorgeous macs too, though I don’t think I’ll ever be able to make a macaron tower cos I don’t have the heart to poke holes in them!

    • I felt so scared as well… the whole poking of holes in them! But we did it in the end, and to be honest, that’s probably the first and the last time we are making them into towers! Why waste good macarons I say!

  5. oh my goodness! Talk about Food Heaven!! What a a great night and you have some seriously talented foodie friends :)
    .-= Lisa (bakebikeblog)´s last blog ..Egg-cellent =-.

  6. Best party ever! That food was delicious, you guys certainly know how to cook up a storm :D
    .-= Violet´s last blog ..News and Updates -D =-.

  7. Looks like an awesome party! Everything looks so damn delicious!

  8. Those macaroons look amazing. Great idea about the dinner party sounds like a heap of fun

  9. Hi, the UK final (i’m in Ireland, and totally addicted, its my favourite programme!) of Masterchef is on this Friday night and you’ve just inspired me to host a similar party! Genius! Thank You!
    .-= Sally´s last blog ..You guys are gonna LOVE this =-.

    • Oh! I’m so glad. I’d love to read how you go with your MC finale party. Isn’t MC just so interesting to watch? I adore it to pieces haha.

  10. Yum – what a delicious looking feast! I’d personally love to try making Adam’s scotch egg too!
    .-= Forager @ The Gourmet Forager´s last blog ..Of genetics- fast cars and good wine =-.

  11. Oh my gosh, what a feast! The macaron tower is gorgeous but I most want to try the prawn scotch eggs. Yummy!
    .-= Agnes´s last blog ..Parisian Patisserie Boulangerie =-.

  12. oh wow. what a lovely spread of yummy dishes. awesome party! :-)

  13. Great party! I’m inviting myself to your place for next year. You might want to make an extra batch of macarons ;)
    .-= Conor @ HoldtheBeef´s last blog ..Cupcake Day for the RSPCA 2010 =-.

  14. Great job on making those dishes, the tower of macarons look fantastic. Looked like fun
    .-= My Restaurants Melbourne´s last blog ..The Haus at Hahndorf =-.

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