Like a private eye, a private chef pulls together disparate elements to develop something juicy. Let a professional follow culinary clues with today’s Groupon from Truffle & Basil Private Chef Group. Choose from the following options:
- For $149, you get an in-home, three-course dinner for 2 with a bottle of champagne (a $450 value).
- For $299, you get an in-home, three-course dinner for 5 with a cheese board (a $750 value).
- For $499, you get an in-home, three-course dinner for 10 with a cheese board (a $1,500 value).
This Groupon can be used for lunch, though the menu is the same, and can also be used for brunch. Chefs will travel to locations in all five boroughs for free and will travel to homes on Long Island or within 25 miles for an additional fee.
Truffle & Basil Private Chef Group dispatches professionals to clients’ homes to decorate dining tables with dishes from a three-course menu. Clients select one dish from each course to craft the meal around their guests’ likes, dislikes, and dioramas of the solar system. Evenings can begin with diced, sushi-grade tuna tartare plated with avocado mousse or a pan-seared scallop salad tossed with poached artichoke and citrus vinaigrette. Six entrees sate various forms of hunger. The classic seafood bouillabaisse simmers mussels and crabmeat in white-wine sauce, and the vegetarian pappardelle bolsters fresh pasta with sautéed zucchini, wild mushrooms, and english peas. Creamy, purple-potato puree and pancetta frame the filet mignon au poivre, and Israeli couscous sets up the braised lamb shank to take the fall for starting a food fight. For dessert, guests can slice through house-made caramel sauce and belgian-chocolate cake to find it’s molten core or tear through paper bags hiding fresh cinnamon doughnuts stuffed with apple compote.
On the day of the dinner, chefs set up stations in the host’s kitchen to prep and cook organic ingredients that the chefs purchased at Whole Foods or Fairways. Chefs will also assist hosts by setting up the table and, for an additional fee, provide more table settings if necessary. Couples will enhance the romantic evening with a bottle of premium champagne chosen by the chefs, and larger groups complement their meal with savory nibbles from a cheese board adorned with four different types of moon morsels. Once the meal is over, chefs will clean up after themselves and leave the kitchen spotless and completely sanitized.