Super fan dishes up winning menu
Hamilton theme scoops Come Dine With Me
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