Want to host an exclusive private dinner party in the safety of your own home? Hiring a private chef is a great way to avoid all of the stress of planning and cooking a meal. It also allows you to relax and enjoy the experience, without the risks that eating out may bring. Here are a few private dinner party menu ideas to inspire you.
One of the most popular options for a private chef dinner party is a formal, multi-course fine dining meal. From a delicious starter of citrus-cured salmon and pickled cucumber and a flavoursome main course of rolled pork shoulder to a rich chocolate fondant dessert served with poached cherries and vanilla ice cream, your private chef can serve restaurant-quality food, prepared just for you. Don’t like meat? Want to incorporate your favourite foods? No problem! By working with a private chef, you can create a bespoke menu that suits you and your guests’ preferences perfectly.
If you’re not sure what food you’d like to serve at your private dinner party, consider a tasting menu. A tasting menu is a wide selection of dishes served in small portions in multiple courses, so the general idea is to take your time and savour all of the different flavours throughout the evening. As a result, this is a great way to try lots of new flavours and get ideas for new recipes. Your private chef will also be able to recommend wine pairings for each of the different courses that will complement the ingredients and enhance the flavours.
Whether you’re celebrating a special birthday, hosting a business meeting or simply getting together with friends and family, a themed menu can be a fun way to entertain your guests. From heaty Italian pasta dishes and exotic Spanish tapas to the delicate aromas of Asian steamed hake and platters piled high with local seafood, use a private chef at home to create a bespoke menu set around your chosen event theme. Maybe you could invite your guests to indulge in a themed dress code, or keep it subtle with eye-catching table decorations.
For an informal private gathering, a refined BBQ feast will satisfy a wide variety of tastes and dietary needs. Plus, this is an excellent option for summer parties and lends itself brilliantly to socially distanced dining in the fresh air. Choose a mix of surf and turf with juicy flame-grilled rump steaks and slow-cooked salmon. Plus serve tasty vegetarian options such as rosemary marinated Halloumi and fragrant bulgar wheat tabbouleh. Guests will be drooling at the sight of gently browned meat and the aroma of smokey paprika ribs. And no-one will go hungry with a generous spread of homemade bread, herby garden salads and roasted Mediterranean vegetables.
Why not incorporate some conversation-starting sharing platters for a really social private dinner party. A pile of delicious food, beautifully presented as a stunning table centrepiece, is certain to wow your guests from the get-go. Choose from a Mediterranean Medley of prosciutto, salami, Caprese salad and marinated artichokes, or a Fishy Feast of smoked mackerel pate, potted shrimp, pickled cucumber and watercress salad. Sharing platters are also a popular option to serve as a starter or perhaps you could end the meal with a Cheese Feast selection of local artisan cheeses, grapes, pickled walnuts and homemade pear and apple chutney.
Hire a private chef
Want to host a private chef dinner party? Take a look at our Private Chef page for more information. Or get in touch to discuss your event with us. We provide Private Chef catering in Bath, Bristol and Cardiff, as well as across the Gloucester, Somerset and Dorset area. For maximum flavour, we use fresh and locally sourced produce. We’ll also create a unique and bespoke menu to suit your tastes.
Get in touch to discuss your ideas – call us on 01225 667818 or email email@example.com.