This year, like every year, I was looking for a birthday present for my partner. A task that becomes difficult every year. I always try to find something useful, but this year I was struggling to find the right idea. Also because we are full of things! So I thought I could give ourselves some time together, do something together. Something that we could remember over time. My partner loves cooking and food, so the idea! A special evening with friends and a private chef at home!
What is the chef’s service at home
How many times I thought, I would like to have a dinner with some friends at home, but I come back home too late.
Or, I’d like to see my friends for dinner, but I don’t have a trustworthy babysitter to leave my child.
Or even just, I would like to invite my friends for dinner, but I don’t want to cook …
Here is the service for you: a private chef at home.
Pop over La Belle Assiette website and you will be able to browse easily menus anche choose the chef. All comfortably sitting in front of your computer.
Our choice fell on Marco Macchi, an Italian chef, with whom we agreed on menu.
A private chef at home in London: how it works
The dinner was set for 7.30 pm and Marco, the chef, came to our place an hour and a half before to cook. He already knew what to bring, since the menu had already been agreed.
My only assignment for the evening was to dress up and set the table. I didn’t have to worry about the food to buy. The chef is in charge of everything!
So you can relax and enjoy the evening.
When our guests arrived, dinner was ready, I was in my children’s room reading a story before bedtime.
Chef Marco cared of everything: brought all his own crockery, he did the shopping, he cooked, he served and … he also washed up cleaned the kitchen while we were enjoying our dessert!
Private Chef at home in London: how was the menu?
The meal started with Savoury Sicilian cannoli with Parma ham mousse and capers
As starter, we had Caramelised figs, goats cheese, basil, seeded cracker and balsamic
For the main, we had Linguine with Palourde clams, white wine sauce and parsley oil
And to finish, Chocolate foundant with blackberry ice cream
Private Chef at home in London: would I recommend it?
There are so many advantages of having a private chef at home:
- We were able to drink the wine we had at home, a wine you can usually pay double of its price in a restaurant.
- It’s child-friendly: we didn’t have to call the baby-sitter, the kids were at our place, in their bedroom.
- No stress, no rush to run home after a day of work to have a dinner ready for friends.
- The possibility to offer guests freshly homemade prepared, unheated dishes …
- An available chef who showed us the main features of each dish
- No time restrictions. After dinner we continued to enjoy the evening together, since we were at home.
The dinner was a success, my partner appreciated the surprise, and our guests enjoyed the experience in general.
And I would say, last but not least, we ate divinely!
Our meal was courtesy of La Belle Assiette for the purposes of review, however I wouldn’t hesitate to book a private chef again! La Belle Assiette has chefs all over the UK.
And you? Have you ever had the opportunity to have a dinner with a private chef at home?
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. We have been given a complimentary dinner in exchange of an honest review. However, all points of view and opinions, are my own and remain copyright of Mum what else.