Do you watch MasterChef Australia? I know I do. I watch it because it is entertaining, sometimes nail biting suspense at what the judges might react or have to say about some contestants' dishes and the judges are definitely fun to watch.
Anyway, when Lifetime extended me an invitation for a chance to meet and greet George Calombaris, it was near impossible for me to decline, so what else??? Accept!!!! RSVP ASAP and fortunately I was accepted and I was among the hundreds of MasterChef Australia fans had the opportunity to see celebrity chef and judge George Calombaris when he stopped by to whip up a simple dish in mere minutes and also to taste local favourites as well! Calombaris’ visit was to promote the new season of MasterChef Australia Season 6, which airs weeknights at 7pm & 11pm, on Lifetime (Astro Ch 709).
Through Lifetime’s website, Malaysian fans of the MasterChef Australia series voted for their favorite local dish that they would like Calombaris to eat while on his visit. The top three dishes presented to Calombaris for a ‘taste-off’ as voted by fans were Nasi Kerabu, Assam Laksa, and Penang Style Oyster Omelette " Oh Chien".
Calombaris wowed the fans and shoppers by sharing a few tips and tricks whilst bringing the MasterChef kitchen to life when he started cooking his signature dish with an Asian twist, namely Poached Chicken with Miso Hummus and Green Mango Salad. Fans at the event were given the opportunity to ask the MasterChef Australia judge questions through Twitter by asking a question while including the hashtag #AskGeorge.
“MasterChef Australia returned to Lifetime on 29 September and already is #1 in its timeslot*. This season, we meet the best group of amateur cooks the competition has seen. Lifetime has created a huge fan base for MasterChef Australia, so we’re thrilled to be bringing George to meet some of his fans around the region,” said Michele Schofield, Senior Vice President, Programming & Marketing, A+E Networks Asia.