Final night of Fenland's very own Come Dine With Me competition - judging now under way
OUR readers once again excelled themselves last night as Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard Editor dropped into Chatteris for the final night of tasting- and judging- our Come Dine With Me competition. John Elworthy was last night guests of the Robson famil
OUR readers once again excelled themselves last night as Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard Editor dropped into Chatteris for the final night of tasting- and judging- our Come Dine With Me competition.
John Elworthy was a guest of the Robson family of London Road to enjoy a three course meal prepared by Alison Robson who had chosen for one of the three finalists.
On each night this week Mr Elworthy has been sampling the culinary skills of readers as he called in for dinner at the three lucky finalists whose recommended menus had been selected for the short list.
It was Alison Robson's turn last night to prepare and cook dinner for the Editor, who now has the difficult task of judging all three entries.
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"It was another stunning and quite phenomenal effort by one of our readers and once again I had a marvellous and enjoyable night," he said.
"The food, and company, on all three nights has been exceptional and I take my hat off not simply to the high culinary standards on all three occasions but to the warm welcome I've received across Fenland."
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Over canap�s and champagne, the evening got off to a splendid start and both the wine, and conversation, flowed effortlessly throughout the evening.
"It must be quite odd to drop into what were effectively complete strangers for dinner but I have to say I have been amazed by the warmth of welcome in each of the homes I've visited," he said.
With the washing up now complete from the last of the three finalists dinners, Mr Elworthy is now going through the menus, evaluating the meals, and recalling what he says is "each and every morsel" of the declicious food he's eaten.
In the coming days we'll be putting the winning menus on this website, and then giving details of when the winner's name will be announced.
"I promise it will be very soon but I'm determined to reflect long and hard before I come to a decision," he said.
At stake is a �1,000 prize for the winner, kindly donated by our competition sponsors Echo Falls who also sponsor the Channel 4 series of the same name.
"This, however, has been our very own Fenland version and we're very grateful to Echo Falls for their enthusiastic support," said Mr Elworthy.