- Chef Adam Brodrick's triple chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and popcorn praline

Supper Stars launches gourmet home delivery

The private chef service can now come to you with a tailored menu if you're locked down in London or surrounding counties

37w ago

For the most part, we're loving all the extra time we have to really take care over our home cooking at the moment, but all the prep associated with conjuring three acceptable (if not always impressive) meals a day, every day – not to mention the non-stop washing up – can become a little tedious at times. Needless to say, the prospect of a few gastronomic delights arriving on our doorstep, as a little Saturday night treat or something to break up the midweek monotony, is a fine one.

The latest in a series of Supper Stars moves, the new service aims to bring the best foodie experiences to those really missing tip-top restaurant vibes during the coronavirus lockdown, courtesy of a community of culinary experts. Customised menus are carefully crafted by the private chef crew and tailored to individual preferences and dietary restrictions – equally suitable for celebrating a special date as for taking care of the weekly meal plan – using fresh seasonal produce.

Expect the likes of leek and potato soup with homemade bread or home-smoked duck breast salad with grilled pineapple and chilli dressing, followed by a slow-braised stout ox cheek, roast parsnip mash, sautéed black cabbage and roasted beetroots au jus, with a chocolate and coffee brownie with salted caramel sauce to finish.

It's a good shout as a surprise birthday gift too – something a hardworking pal juggling, we don't know, maybe homeschooling, homeworking and houseworking, could really do with, no? We can see them now, dropping their humdrum dinner plans and tearing up at the sight of the spread.

Prices range from £25 to £50-plus per person and chefs can prepare meals to last several days and design a meal plan for the week. In addition to the delivery service, several other digital initiatives in response to the stay-at-home order have been introduced, in the form of digital forums for asking culinary questions and soliciting tips, useful recipes and suggestions from chefs, plus info on smart food choices and ingredient profiles for healthy eating, live streaming on social networks with select Supper Stars chefs, private online classes for adults and children alike, and online culinary team building activities for companies with remote workers. Get browsing...

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