Gold Coast surfer dads a hit with MKR judges and viewers

GOLD Coasters are getting behind local ‘surfer dads’ Paul and Blair on the new series of My Kitchen Rules.

The teachers made a (mostly) good impression on the judges and guests at their instant restaurant, Swell, during episode three last night.

The pair started strong with salt and pepper quail, receiving a 9 and 10 from judges Pete Evans and Manu Feidel, describing it as “cooked to perfection”.


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Things went slightly downhill during the main course of spicy Indonesian chicken curry…

The chicken thigh pieces were cut too small and the dish ended up being dry.

For dessert: rum chocolate pots described by Manu as “too rich”.

Paul and Blair ended up with scores above 6 and 7 for the main and dessert and are now second on the leaderboard after three instant restaurants.

There was plenty of support on Twitter, including from former students:

“I feel like a proud parent watching two of my former teachers on #mkr GO #surferdads” posted @candice_bolton.

While @melissaaakylie got behind the loveable blokes: “Those QLD boys are definitely my favourite. Humble, fair, hard-working, drama-free and good cooks. My kinda people! #MKR”.

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