Earlier in April we organised a La Belle Assiette dinner prepared by Spanish chef César Fernandez. Hosted by blogger Fiona Maclean from London Unattached and attended by other lifestyle bloggers in the city, the evening went down a storm with guests not only enjoying eating César’s delicious cooking, but chatting about it with him too.
Here’s a round-up of all their lovely reviews from the evening.
As host, Fiona was initially a little nervous about whether her “quirky kitchen” would be a suitable environment for a professional chef. But she was pleased to see César take everything in his stride. “I was impressed. He really didn’t seem to have any problems with my odd assortment of pots and pans”. Having a pro in her own kitchen showed Fiona what was possible with the equipment she already has. The “crowning glory” of the meal was the dessert. “The tart was a divinely rich dark chocolate ganache in a crisp pastry shell. Served with salted caramel sauce, honeycomb and clotted cream it was the sort of pudding that I can only dream of producing.” Fiona enjoyed having guests in her own home while being free from worrying about the food and the cleaning up, with César even offering to mop the floor afterwards! “And of course the great thing about eating at home is that you don’t have taxi fares to pay or corkage on your wine.”
Helen from Fuss Free Flavours enjoyed the entire “splendid” La Belle Assiette experience: “great food, convivial company, without any of the niggles and annoyances of going out to eat.” She found the interaction with César particularly delightful as he shared his tips and was happy to answer questions.
Luxury Columnist: Your Personal Private Chef with La Belle Assiette
“Up to now having your own personal private chef has been the preserve of a select few… La Belle Assiette aims to change all that, making it far more accessible to all.” Suze from Luxury Columnist was particularly impressed by how La Belle Assiette democratises private dining and makes it possible for more people to experience a private chef looking after everything from shopping, to preparing the meal, to table service, and cleaning up. Suze notes that if your kitchen is very small or you are lacking cooking equipment, the chef can prepare most of the meal beforehand.
French Yummy Mummy: If you don’t have it, fake it
While blogger Muriel might be French, she admits to not really enjoying cooking. So she was surprised and delighted to learn about the service La Belle Assiette offers. “The chef will prepare everything, cook, and clean for you. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy your guests instead of slaving away in the kitchen. Why hadn’t anyone told me?”
We’re very pleased to hear how much our guests enjoyed the evening. Want to try the La Belle Assiette experience for yourself? Find a chef near you!