In tonight’s third programme Top Gear’s JAMES MAY takes on Gordon in the recipe challenge, and in the restaurant Gordon confronts him with a culinary test of his manliness. DENISE VAN OUTEN joins the diners in the restaurant to enjoy a delicious starter of duck egg with tapenade and anchovy fingers, a spicy main course of tandoori spiced halibut with cucumber raita, and a heavenly dessert of scotch pancakes with caramelised bananas.
Tonight’s brigade of passionate amateur cooks are four feisty country girls from Lancashire, and they’re willing to do whatever’s necessary to produce food the 50 diners will be willing to pay for. This series, the stakes are higher than ever – the best performing brigade will return to cook once more with Gordon in the kitchen of his Mayfair restaurant, Claridges.
Back in Gordon’s garden HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL warns him that the lambs will soon run out of grass, so Gordon has to hit the phone to call in favours from some celebrity friends to see if they’ll lend out their gardens for his flock.
Judith - The leader
Susan - The wild child
Sandra - The oldest
Justine - The bad influence