right): Shashi Naidoo, Sam Cowen, Neil Andrews,
Image credit: BBC Entertainment
TX: 14th December 2011, 9pm, BBC Entertainment (Channel 120 on DStv)
This week is a special celebrity edition of Rapid Blues original hit production for BBC Entertainment, Come Dine With Me South Africa, sponsored by Pick n Pay and associate sponsors Knorr.
The four hosts battling it out to win R10 000 for their favourite charity are sportscaster Neil Andrews, TV presenter Ashley Hayden, modeling agency owner Shashi Naidoo and radio host Sam Cowen.
First up is Shashi, whose Asian inspired menu has Neil lost for words. Her starter of Tom Yum Goong is overshadowed by her fantastic shoe vault that leaves Ashley and Sam drooling.
Next to host guests is Ashley, wit Italian themed evening that even includes a serenade. She makes a great save on her burnt sage butter, and Neil confesses to googling Shashi until the wee hours of the morning!
Host number three is a nervous Neil, whose first course Chilled Ipanema Gazpacho has Shashi gagging and Ashley in stitches. Sam wins hands down in a game of Texas Hold Em, and the evening ends with Neil battling to serve a dessert that is well and truly frozen.
Sam hosts the final evening, and although her main course, Macadamia-crusted Pork Fillet, leaves much to be desired, she promptly prepares another dish to dazzle her guests. Its a close race to the top of the scoreboard, with one host set to win a whopping R 10 000 for their charity of choice