• Dinner For Two

    Your own personal chef experience for the evening


    A new service launched by English-trained MICHAEL JAY - THE FREELANCE CHEF to add to his personal Chef & comprehensive catering business. It’s proving an original way of thanking clients or friends, holding intimate business meetings away from prying eyes, and a wonderful surprise solution to the gift problem for birthdays and anniversaries for those people with everything.


    The choice of venue is entirely up to diners – at home, on a riverboat – the more original, the better – and the service is available with the minimum of fuss. One phone call, or email to discuss the menu, date and address, and Michael, or another of his excellent chefs does the rest; from the purchase of the finest ingredients – fine wines and champagnes, should you wish – setting the table, to the final presentation and washing up. For Chef Michael, and his team it’s a pleasure to create an intimate dinner for two away from the stresses of his larger catering assignments. More time, love and attention can be given to creating beautiful and memorable dishes. For clients, it’s a special and original evening.


    One regular client, a famous agent, booked “Dinner for Two evenings for his artists’ (and their partners) birthdays. Michael says: “I love turning up at their homes and seeing the surprise on their faces when they find unusual aromas emanating from the kitchen, the table laid with candles, linen and flowers a romantic four-course dinner waiting for them.” Another client hired a river cruiser to “pop the question” to his lady under the moonlight and lights of London’s Tower Bridge. (Michael had created a special dessert to conceal the ring). Another hired a coach from London to Oxford for a “magical mystery tour” for his partner.


    The service is always discrete: there’s no hovering around, just dishes conjured up effortlessly onto the table, wines poured, then everything cleared away and a tactful withdrawal.




    $425.00 Plus Travel expenses & Tax.



    Gift certificates available


    Choose one from each section



    Blinis with Sour Cream & Danish Caviar

    Avocado Pear with Crab & Hollandaise Sauce Lox with a Vodka Sauce Scallops & Chicken Livers on Mixed Greens

    Warm Shrimp flamed in Cognac with Mixed Leaves

    Ragout of Snails with Garlic & Cream

    Eggs Florentine Shrimp Bisque


    Tossed Salad

    Caesar Salad


    Fillets of Tilapia Meuniere Scallops in a Champagne Sauce Grilled Tuna with Anchovy Butter Shrimp Thermidor Tart


    Poached Salmon Mille-feuille with a Buerre Blanc

    Fillet of Salmon in Filo Pastry Fillet of Red Snapper with Sauce Bercy

    Breast of Cornish Hen with Burgundy Sauce

    Noisettes of Lamb Wellington & Redcurrant Sauce

    Loin of Pork with Prune & Garlic Stuffing

    Escalope of Veal Holstein

    Fillet of Beef Stroganov

    Breast of Duck with Buttered Chestnuts

    Ricotta, Mushroom & Herb Filo Parcel

    (All served with fresh market vegetables)





    Lemon Cheesecake

    Tarte Tatin & Cream

    Chestnut Mont Blanc

    Two-Chocolate Terrines on Sauce Anglaise

    Crème Brulée

    Fruit Sorbet