Recently, I was planning a get together with some other mom friends and thought it would be so much more relaxing and intimate to host them in my home, but I didn't want to cook.
Instead I had Chef Laura Ramirez do the shopping and cooking. It was definitely the right decision. It was entirely relaxing and the meal was delicious, beautiful, and restaurant quality, but better!
I'm excited to tell you about Laura, the various services that she offers, her pricing, a 10% discount for my readers, and to give you the chance to win your own dinner (discount and giveaway details are at the end of the post)!
About Chef Laura
Laura is trained Colombian chef. She worked in countless kitchens and became the personal chef of the Portugal Embassy, where she worked for two years hosting parties for politicians and dignitaries. More recently, she worked at the restaurant Jean-George.
Laura and I had met in person and chatted about her services, so I had an idea of what to expect. She was going to be preparing a three course meal for us and gave me a few choices for each course. She came to my home 1.5 hours before the dinner with fresh seasonal ingredients that she had bought at the farmers market. Laura has a lovely personality and was a pleasure to have in my home. I had chosen salmon as the main dish and one of my guests in vegetarian, she had no problem creating a separate vegetarian dish for her.
Here are photos of our amazing meal:
Chocolate forest 70% chocolate mousse, cilantro madeleine and raspberry gelee for dessert
Laura offers both a weekly meal service and a fancier dinner party service. Here are details on both:
Weekly Meals Service
Laura considers this her best and most popular service. It starts at a flat rate of $350 plus groceries. She will come to your home once a week to and prepare a variety of delicious healthy dishes for you and your family.
We all know what a struggle it is to plan, shop and cook. Laura gives families the happiness and comfort of knowing that every time they open their fridge they will find a variety of healthy dishes waiting to be enjoyed.
She handles the planning, grocery shopping and of course the prepping and cooking, while you enjoy your invaluable free time. No more take out, no more stress, families can enjoy their time together sitting at the table enjoying the food that they deserve.
She will provide a personalized menu of healthy meals, approved by you, and she will do the shopping, cook in your home and leave you with 4-5 meals for 2-4 people (Main dishes and sides), each labeled with reheating/serving instructions.
This service is for special occasions or date nights in. Laura will design a customized menu reflecting the taste and vision of your event with an emphasis on culinary techniques and fine dining presentation. She will do the grocery shopping, all the cooking and clean up. You and your guests will enjoy an unforgettable dinner!
Pricing starts at $90 per person for a five course dinner.
Mention "Miriam" or "The Very Best Baby Stuff" for 10% off your first service.
You can contact Laura directly by phone: 929-228-7476 or by sending an email to: email@example.com.
One lucky reader will win a dinner party for two (available only in Manhattan and Queens, and dinner must be booked by no later than October 28, 2016).
The winner will get to choose an appetizer, entree and dessert from this menu (prize includes cost of groceries):
- Seasonal tomatoes salad with fresh guacamole and spicy croutons
- Quinoa and pomegranate salad, fresh orange slices, red onion and mint
- Summer platter salad with organic seasonal veggies and mango -vinaigrette
- Coconut shrimp with spicy mango sauce and greens
- Wild salmon crusted in sesame seeds, carrot pure and grilled seasonal vegetables
- Grilled chicken with eggplant and asparagus pesto
- Tenderloin with basil, seasonal greens and chili sauce
- Beet ravioli gold squash and coconut sauce
- Dark chocolate mousse, arugula madeleine and raspberry gelee
- Coconut bavaroise, gianduja chocolate cream and almond dacquoise
There are many ways to enter and you can unlock a new entry every day!
Giveaway will be fulfilled by Chef Laura Ramirez. This post was sponsored. All opinions are my own.
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