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Michael Winner is Britain's most outrageous restaurant critic, whose influential newspaper column makes or breaks restaurateurs. In this series he turns his critical attention to the efforts of amateur chefs who submit themselves to his unforgiving judgement. Michael swaps his usual star-studded tables at top restaurants for the modest homes of keen amateurs, who each host a dinner party for their very special guest of honour. After the nerve-wracking ordeal of catering for the culinary colossus, they brave his notoriously frank criticism to discover if they've earned a coveted dining star. With each stage of the competition, the tension and emotion grows, culminating in a final course of either sweet victory or bitter disappointment.