Mainlander bachelors seem destined to stay single, going by their low finalist numbers in the Fieldays Rural Bachelor contest: two out of eight.
In teams of two, the Rural Bachelors had to make breakfast competition judge, Zenna Boroevich who owns a store in Te Kuiti called Oops A Daisy.
The challenge required the men to shop for the ingredients, create the breakfast and present it to Boroevich – all within the KEA motorhome in which they are travelling.
Equipped with a fridge/freezer, sink, gas hobs and microwave, the motorhomes had everything the bachelors needed to whip up a gourmet brekkie.
Judging on the taste, presentation and delivery of the breakfasts, Boroevich says that all the contestants did incredibly well.
“They were really lovely boys and did such a great job – their Mums should be proud! I’m surprised at how nicely they put together their breakfasts; the presentation and overall experience was fabulous,” she says.
“The meals were delicious, but the teams also put a lot of effort into making it a lovely experience for me – one team even asked if they could join me for breakfast and kept me entertained while I ate. It was just lovely.”
First prize went to Sam McNair (from Dannevirke) and Mick Pearson (from Tasmania, Australia), who made a Spanish frittata lined with bacon, with a hand-grated potato and carrot hashbrown, fresh field mushrooms and an orange cocktail on the side.
Boroevich says it was a tough choice, but she chose this team because they made everything in their meal from scratch. The winners each took home a prize of five-day motorhome hire from KEA.
The men are travelling en route to Fieldays, where they will take part in a series of heats before the Rural Bachelor of the Year is announced on Saturday, June 13.