Twist in store as reality TV show puts Limerick on menu

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

TV3 cookery/reality TV show ‘Come Dine With Me’ has this week featured contestants from Limerick city and county.

TV3 cookery/reality TV show ‘Come Dine With Me’ has this week featured contestants from Limerick city and county.

The half-hour show has for each night this week broadcast from Limerick, with contestants drawn from the city and county.

The programme sees a different individual each night host a dinner party at their home for complete strangers, competing for a €1,000 grand prize.

On Monday night, Nadia Sakni, from Dooradoyle, was the first to host, preparing a broccoli soup, and roast chicken, followed by a delicious looking crumble.

Following on from Nadia, Caherdavin man Cyril O’Neill, prepared an all out Elvis extravaganza, which included plenty of fried food.

During the first of the Limerick episodes, Mr O’Neill raised eyebrows after he used Nadia’s back garden as a toilet, and then made some controversial comments on women in the kitchen.

Meanwhile, this Wednesday night, Pallaskenry mum-of-four Kathleen McKeown - a self confessed fussy eater - took over, followed by beautician Jane Higgins-Sheedy on Thursday.

Car salesman Graham Culleton - who admitted his cookery skills are limited – completed the line-up.

The winner of this week’s contest picks up a cheque for €1,000. But sources have indicated to the Limerick Leader that there is to be a controversial twist in the tale.

Although the show spends a lot of time with the contestants, who give cutting critiques to each others cookery skills, Jane said she felt in the end, they got on really well.

“It is not often you get to do something different so for the sheer experience of it, and the fact that I met four lovely people while doing it, that in itself was definitely a plus,” she said.

Come Dine With Me airs on TV3 at 9pm.