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Della and Tully find instant restaurant redemption on MKR

Della and Tully serve up their entrees during their ultimate instant restaurant.
Della and Tully serve up their entrees during their ultimate instant restaurant. Channel 7

DELLA and Tully banished their instant restaurant demons on My Kitchen Rules tonight.

The 'foodie friends' scored five points higher than fellow Queenslanders Amy and Tyson for their ultimate instant restaurant, securing the duo a spot in the reality cooking show's quarter finals.

Learning from their mistake of trying to show off with their original instant restaurant menu, Mackay's Della and Quilpie native Tully decided to serve the food they love cooking for their friends and family.

"Our first instant restaurant just didn't go to plan; it fell apart," Della said.

"I really want to show the judges that was a slip up and that's not us."

They got off to a cracking start, serving up two near-perfect seafood entrees.

Della and Tully's 'gorgeous' garlic bugs entree.
Della and Tully's 'gorgeous' garlic bugs entree. Channel 7

"I've got one word to describe this entrée - gorgeous, really gorgeous," Manu Feildel said of their garlic bugs entrée.

Manu went on to score the dish a perfect 10, fulfilling a long-held dream for Della.

"I've been watching MKR for so many years and all I've ever wanted to do was stand in front of Pete and Manu and score a perfect 10, so thank you Manu," she said.

Della and Tully celebrate their perfect score from Manu.
Della and Tully celebrate their perfect score from Manu. Channel 7

Even 'seafood king' Josh was impressed, calling the bugs 'next level', 'restaurant quality' and 'best bit of seafood' he's eaten in the competition so far.

His uncharacteristic praise was met by stunned looks from the other teams:

Amy questions Josh's tactics at the dinner table.
Amy questions Josh's tactics at the dinner table. Channel 7

Things went slightly downhill in the main course. The overly salty Prik Nam Pla, or fish sauce, overpowered the beef short ribs and the pork neck lacked a sauce.

"The pork was cooked well; it was tender. I like that char on the outside of it and your beans and radishes are also quite nice, but where does it go to from there?" Pete Evans said.

Pete reacts to tasting Della and Tully's main dish of pork neck with vegetables.
Pete reacts to tasting Della and Tully's main dish of pork neck with vegetables. Channel 7

"There's no sauce on the plate. Manu asks for sauce always because it finishes a dish. For me this is an incomplete dish; you dropped the ball, sorry."

Della and Tully battled through their final course to serve up two contrasting dishes. Their tart was a hit while their take on an ice cream sundae confused their guests.

Back to his normal self, Josh calls it the worst sundae he's ever had.

Della and Tully's sundae didn't evoke childhood memories like they'd hoped.
Della and Tully's sundae didn't evoke childhood memories like they'd hoped. Channel 7

"I look at both desserts and I don't understand they're coming from the same kitchen" Manu said.

"This tart is brilliant; it's simple, petite. You'd find that in a patisserie shop in France."

Mark and Chris will host their ultimate instant restaurant tomorrow night.  

The MKR scoreboard so far.
The MKR scoreboard so far. Channel 7

Della and Tully's menu

Entrée: Garlic Bugs with onion and leek

Entrée: Fried Barramundi with roast chili and herb salad

Main: Pork neck with green beans and radishes

Main: Beef short ribs with coconut sauce and Prik Nam Pla

Dessert: Chocolate honeycomb sundae

Dessert: Lemon brulee tart

Score: 88

Topics:  channel 7 della and tully my kitchen rules television


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