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Dinner for Two - private Chef

Friday was Mr MC&W 40th Birthday and this brought a slight dilemma. How could I make this night special without going to a restaurant for dinner? Our eldest has type 1 and ASD which means it's nearly impossible for anyone to have him even for an hour or so.

I had an idea and for once it was one of my better ones. What about getting a private chef to cook for us in our own home. We could have an amazing meal that we do not have to cook ourselves and look after OB at the same time. Win win all round.

Luckily the MIL knew someone who was starting out doing private catering, he has even appeared on MasterChef setting the contestants a challenge.

We talked a lot on email about Mr MC&W favourite food, using this information he came up with a special menu for us both. It was perfect we could have a meal that was full of food Mr MC&W loves and there are worries about OB getting sick.

Below is our amazing meal. (sorry that the photos are not the best quality, we were really hungry)

Canapes

Smoked Salmon Toasts with crème Fraiche

Mini Chorizo Croquettes

Tempura Prawns





Starter for Mr MC&W

Seared Scallops & Salt & Pepper Squid
Curried Cauliflower puree, Onion Bahjee bits




Starter for Mrs MC&W

Goats Cheese three ways
With beetroot & dressed rocket



Main Course

Fillet of Beef
Hand cut chunky chips, flat mushroom, 
roasted vine tomato & Bernaise sauce & a Peppercorn sauce 



Pudding

Classic English Trifle three ways classic, cherry and orange



Cheese

Selection of Fine Cheeses & Water Biscuits



I can honestly say the meal was superb. The chef brought everything he needed from a deep fat fryer to crockery ensuring the quality of presentation. The food was cooked and served straight away, I founded it fresher than a restaurant, and we could wait as long between courses as we wanted.

Mr MC&W was in shock at the surprise and could not believe I had thought of it. We had a high-end restaurant standard meal cooked in our own home and we could keep an eye on our little boy.

It was a truly wonderful and special evening, something we never thought we would be able to have again.

This was our amazing chef:


Taplins hospitality
Twin Mummy and Daddy

Mudpie Fridays

Sparkles & Stretchmarks Sunday Best

A Cornish Mum


Comments

  1. what an amazing idea. I would never have thought of it. the food looks amazing. #picknmix

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  2. Ooo if only we had a bigger kitchen - what a treat! Happy Birthday to the hubs! #picknimx

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  3. What a brilliant idea and the food all looks amazing! It was a long time before I felt comfortable leaving Fin for an evening and I still end up checking my phone every few minutes to make sure that I have signal just in case now. Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix lovely, I'm glad you had such a great night :)

    Stevie xx

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  4. What a fantastic idea. Your meal looks delicious!! #picknmix

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  5. Oh wow this looks amazing! I'm sure a chef would HATE our kitchen but such a great idea. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix
    Eilidh x

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  6. This is such a brilliant idea, it all looks amazing! Thank you for linking up to #SundayBest x

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  7. What a wonderful idea!!! We had a private chef cook for us once for a blog review and it was an AMAZING experience, definitely something I would book again for a special occasion as we dont have access to babysitters really. Thanks so much for joining us at #SundayBest this week, we'd love to see you there again tomorrow x

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  8. Great idea. Food looks fab and you don't have far to stagger home. Hope you had a great time. #bloggerclubuk

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  9. Looks very very tasty! And such a good idea #ThatFridayLinky

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  10. Happy birthday to MRC&W. Those chips look amazing!! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

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  11. What a fantastic idea and the food looks yummy Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  12. What an amazing idea! Like you say win-win all round and the food looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

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    1. Agree with a win win and will be booking him again xx #Blogstravaganza

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  13. Wow the food looks amazing! And what a fab idea to have someone come to your house to cook for you! I might be stealing the idea for our next big occasion! #blogstravaganza

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    1. It was just amazing and so fresh would highly recommend it #Blogstravaganza

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  14. What a lovely idea! I love the look of those chunky chips (not that I'm obsessed or anything...)! Sounds like a perfect evening. Thanks for linking up to #Blogstravaganza

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    1. They were amazing and he brought his own fryer!!! Proper chips x

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