Our Evening With A Private Chef & La Belle Assiette

Being the "cook" of the house hold it is very rare that I get an evening off with someone else cooking for me. I mean, I can easily got out for dinner instead, but sometimes it's nice to stay in and have someone do it all for you, especially if you're entertaining friends.  La Belle Assiette is a private chef service that provides experienced chefs to take care of everything: shopping, cooking, serving and cleaning-up.  I jumped at the chance to host a dinner party for me and my friends to judge and test one of their local chefs.  I was able to invite my friends via email through the La Belle Assiette website and they could log in and view all the details of the night and respond to the invitation.


Our Chef was Our chef was Mikael Perret, born in Brittany from a traditional French family cooking background, inheriting his passion for food from his grand-mother a Head Chef for over 40 years & his grand-father the local baker.  He provided us with a mouth watering French menu.  He arrived an hour or so before the meal to set up and get cooking, and I left him to it in my little kitchen.  He brought along a waitress and all of the ingredients, equipment, plates and and cutlery. This means NO cleaning up for me!


AMUSE BOUCHE
Crème Brulee de Foie de Volaille au Porto
Chicken Liver & Port Crème Brulee


ENTRÉE
Assiette Degustation
Home Cured Salmon tartare & edible sand, Seaweed salad, Molecular Egg & Caviars, Sundried tomato & Pesto Madelaine on Celeriac Veloute.


LE PLAT
La Chasse
Braised Exmoor Pheasant & filet of Bridwell Venison, Home made Cacao Tagliatelle , Medoc & Raspberry reduction.


LE DESSERTS
L’ardoise gourmande
Peruvian Chocolate Fondant, Hazelnut Praline Parfait, Lemon & Lime Square.



It was a great evening with some beautifully presented food, and La Belle Assiette made the booking and inviting process really easy. Some of the food was not to my personal taste, but overall it was a good meal and evening.  It was a great experience to have someone else in my kitchen, and I would love to try out the service again soon!

Find  your nearest chef and more about the service here

L x

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