A group of city care home residents has decided to jump on the Come Dine With Me bandwagon by staging their own version of the popular television show.
Three care homes will embark on the challenge from tonight, competing for a specially made trophy.
Residents, some as old as 98, from The Tower home in Murrayfield, Clovenstone House and Clermiston House facilities will prepare three-course meals for their guests to try. Shunning the likes of oven-baked sea bass and carpaccio, their menus will feature the more hearty options of smoked salmon and roast beef, vegetable soup, pavlova and tea and biscuits.
The oldest participant is 98-year-old Betty Thomson, who will play the role of chef tonight with fellow Tower resident Alistair Innes, 81.
Mrs Thomson said: “I am really impressed with our menu choices and feel there is an excellent selection of food on offer for everyone to enjoy. I am looking forward to meeting everyone involved.”
Mr Innes added it would be a good exercise socially. He said: “Good food and good companionship go together and devising the menu was fun.”