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Come Dine With Me London-style: update I

As you may remember, myself and a group of friends are doing our own Come Dine With Me competition.  Each couple cooks a three-course meal for the others, who then rate the meal.  At the end, we’re all going out for a slap-up dinner at one of London’s best restaurants (to be decided) and the winning couple get a free meal.  Like your own little supper club and ultimately an excuse to see good friends, natter away, drink great wine and eat good food – I’m amazed at how much effort everyone’s made.

To inspire you to do your own CDWM sessions, here’s some photos of the food at our last supper (note: I was not the cook, obv).  Nom nom nom:

Starter – asparagus with pancetta and poached egg

Main – grilled seabass with olives and tomato salsa, baby potatoes and rocket

Cheese from Brussels (amaaaazing)

Pudding – mango and passion fruit pavlova with raspberry coulis

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Come Dine With Me, London style

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Have found the perfect way to ensure lots of socialising goes on within my group of very busy friends.  Competition is the key… We have set up a group who is willing to enter a Come Dine With Me competition – basically we have split into couples, each couple invites the others for dinner, then each couple rates the hosts, at the end we go out to a nice restaurant where the winning couple is announced and gets a free meal paid by the rest of us.  Just a really good excuse to cook nice food, see your friends more than you usually do, get a “group” mentality going.

I realise that I’m sacrificing or ignoring the “Give” part of the experiment, however I’m planning on some good giving soon – may be volunteering to help some homeless hostels, and raising money and resources for the same, more to follow!

UPDATE: J & N’s CDWM was ridiculous – 7 courses no less, several cocktails and wine and a 7 hour lunch – we have added some new prizes to help everyone else (best salt & pepper pot, best cocktail, most hungover guest, etc…)

UPDATE: Due to the large number of people doing their own Come Dine With Me dinner parties you can now make your own show.