Starting on 19 September 2001 on M6, Un Dîner presque parfait (Come dine with me) is serving up a surprise menu for viewers and participants alike. Without wondering what is in store for them, the week’s cooking hosts will begin the competition, as is customary on the show, by taking turns inviting one another for dinner. The only difference is that they are only four, instead of the usual five – or at least that’s what they think.
Frédéric Mitterand (centre) with his guests
On the fifth day, much to their astonishment, they are invited to join a guest whose identity is completely unknown to them. Their mystery host is none other than Frédéric Mitterand, Minister of Culture and Communication. To celebrate France’s first national day of gastronomy on Friday, 23 September, the Minister has decided to invite the four cooking aficionados to a dinner he has prepared at a very special location, the Ministry of Culture.
The Minister, who of course is not in the competition, can be seen on the show preparing his courses, cooking, setting the table and receiving his guests with a great deal of humour and pleasure.
Frédéric Mitterand preparing the dinner
Un Dîner presque parfait’s special week with Frédéric Mitterand starts on 19 September 2011, from Monday to Friday at 17:35.