Reality cooking show dines in the Bay

Seated at the table on the left are ‘Come Dine With Me South Africa’ contestants Gwendoline Zwiegelaar and Lee Hensberg. On the right side are their rivals, Garneth Jaggers and Cardel Lippstreu. The four will be competing for a R10 000 prize on the BBC Worldwide reality show.               Photos: SUPPLIED
Seated at the table on the left are ‘Come Dine With Me South Africa’ contestants Gwendoline Zwiegelaar and Lee Hensberg. On the right side are their rivals, Garneth Jaggers and Cardel Lippstreu. The four will be competing for a R10 000 prize on the BBC Worldwide reality show. Photos: SUPPLIED

LOVERS of the hit show, Come Dine With Me South Africa, can look forward to an intriguing episode when the show visits the homes of four contestants in the Bay this Thursday evening.

The series, which taps into people’s fundamental domestic differences‚ their cooking and what it takes to entertain others in style, will see four chefs taking turns to treat each other to a three-course dinner party at their homes.

Competing in the hope of winning a R10 000 cash prize will be sales rep Gwendoline Zwiegelaar (24), business owner Cardel Lippstreu (38), accounts manager Garneth Jaggers (32) and ceramic artist Lee Hensberg (46).

Described as a bubbly, fun, adventurous and mysterious individual, Zwiegelaar will host the first night’s dinner.

She prides herself at being the best sandwich maker, “That is the signature dish which my friends and family rave about.”

Responding to her biggest dinner party disaster to date, Zwiegelaar said her chicken potjie took the cake, “I used red wine instead of white and it coloured the meat. It looked uncooked.”

According to the BBC Worldwide synopsis, Hensberg and Lippstreu both confessed to being picky eaters, meaning Zwiegelaar has her work cut out for her if she wants to win the cash prize.

“We also expect to see sparks fly when former Mr Port Elizabeth Jaggers kicks the evening off with a rather inappropriate comment that could throw the whole evening into chaos,” BBC Worldwide said.

Night two, hosted by Lippstreu, will take an interesting turn when the diners reveal surprising fantasies about what their alter ego drag names might be.

While night three sees former Mr Port Elizabeth Jaggers take to the floor and attempt to dazzle the ladies.

He calls himself the ‘Steak King’ of PE, and with steak as mains, what could go wrong?

Rating his dinner party hosting skills on a scale of one to 10 (10 being highest), Jaggers gave himself a general score of 11 out of 10, but said for this particular dinner he would give himself a six, due to the difficult guests.

“Criticising has its limits however and is probably why Jaggers resorts to his trump card, a red speedo with dessert.”

The final dinner party sees Hensberg play host and what better way to welcome guests than by serving something many might not like, periwinkles on the patio.

The foursome are treated to rosemary roasted marrowbones for starters, chicken in a clay pot with forty cloves of garlic for mains, and homemade icecream with cinnamon banana for dessert.

“Will age trump enthusiasm? Will it be battle of sexes? Will the weird triumph over the ordinary? Who will be the ultimate host with the most?” Find out on tomorrow’s episode at 20:00 on BBC Brit, channel 120 on DStv.

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