Su­per fan dishes up win­ning menu

Hamil­ton theme scoops Come Dine With Me

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Shirley Bar­tynek

A Hamil­ton su­per fan has dished up a win­ning menu to scoop first place in the hit TV show Come Dine With Me.

James Kane’s Hamil­ton themed night was voted the best evening by his fel­low con­tes­tants – which al­lowed him to take home the cash prize of a grand.

View­ers tuned in on Tues­day night to see the town be­ing put un­der the spot­light.

The pro­gramme fea­tured the fa­mous mau­soleum and some hi­lar­i­ous one-lin­ers from James on his pas­sion for his home town.

James joked: “The best thing to come out of Glas­gow is the M74 that takes you to Hamil­ton.”

He con­tin­ued to tell his fel­low din­ers that his “heart lies in Hamil­ton” and “Hamil­ton has changed the world”.

His love for the town seemed to win over the other con­tes­tants who loved his lo­cal menu.

Last week the Ad­vertiser told how the 44-year-old was de­lighted when he made the fi­nal cut and knew ex­actly what he wanted to theme his night around – his home town.

James, a pri­mary school teacher, was keen to show off all things pos­i­tive about Hamil­ton.

Tues­day night was the first time James and his fel­low con­tes­tants had watched the fi­nal ver­sion of the show.

And James said: “Ob­vi­ously ev­ery­thing on the show is ex­ag­ger­ated, but I con­sider my­self to be a proud Hamil­to­nian and I am de­lighted I was able to do justice to the recipes, pro­duce and tal­ent of Hamil­ton.”

James themed his menu around the town and asked lo­cal restau­ra­teurs for help when cre­at­ing his menu. His starter was named Hamil­ton Cluck­ies – honey, soy and gar­lic chicken. And he en­listed help from the staff at the town’s Junk­yard Bar, who showed him how to make the dish.

He also in­vited some staff to his house in Red­erech Cres­cent, Earnock, to pre­pare cock­tails for his guests – which in­cluded a Hamil­tini!

His main course was en­ti­tled Avon Kiss – a monk­fish and prawn curry with home­made cha­p­atis. Again, he was helped out by the town’s award-win­ning Aj­mal Mush­taq.

Fi­nally, James wowed his guests with a Limekilnburn Sun­dae, made with ice-cream from the town’s Equi’s at Pea­cock Cross.

His suc­cess­ful night was rounded off with en­ter­tain­ment from Colin Lowe of Hill­house – who per­forms as an El­ton John trib­ute called Hamelton John.

James fin­ished off the evening with a poem about his beloved town.

The Chan­nel 4 din­ner party com­bines cook­ing skills and one-up­man­ship as four con­tes­tants take it in turns to play the host in a bid to im­press their fel­low din­ers and win £1000. chef

The best thing to come out of Glas­gow is the M74 that takes you to Hamil­ton

Win­ner James reads out the re­sults of the din­ner party

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