The private chef in our kitchen.

We’d like scallops for dinner, thank you.   Followed by crispy barramundi, then creme brûlée, please.

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What could be better than a brand new kitchen, decorated exactly to my liking, with plenty of space and all the mod-cons?  Someone to cook and clean up afterwards, of course.  Last Friday, our builders, Webb and Brown-Neaves, organised just that.  An evening with a private chef is their “handover gift” to all their clients.  Such a treat!

Photos are few.  I was having way too much fun.

I had the place looking spick and span and the Three Little Pigs were banned from dropping crumbs, socks and toys for 24 hours:

Dining room

Dining room.

Our dining room has great views in all directions.

Dinner setting.

The third little pig set the table. Can you spot the error?

Eric, our French chef, from Ryan John Private Catering, arrived with all the meal preparation complete and started cooking:

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Our special spies guests, who helped us out in various ways during our build, arrived and might I just say how well they all dressed to complement our interior decorating!

Dinner party guests.

That’s me and The Nice Wolf on the left.

We toasted our new house then devoured the delicious meal.

Dinner party

Don’t tell The Nice Wolf but the scallops were the best I’ve had in years. The meal was completely delish and our glasses were kept topped up.  Best of all, Eric saw to all the clean-up and dishes, then politely took his leave before things got a bit embarrassing silly amusing.  We tried to keep up our civilised behaviour for a while with a little game of “Guess the Aroma” using a fun wine aroma kit.  One thing lead to another and the boys couldn’t resist showing off their amazing musical talents playing the crystal glasses, which we all knew meant it was time to go home.

Jam session on the crystal glasses. Oh dear!

Jam session on the crystal glasses. Oh dear!

Oh, hang on a minute.  We live here!  A lovely night of fine dining and celebrating our new home with good friends and we only had to walk upstairs to bed.  That’s my idea of perfect.

 

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10 thoughts on “The private chef in our kitchen.

  1. mariashumptydoo says:

    “Quelle belle soiree!”: Great company, good food and … beautiful environment.
    You all look fantastic.

    What about the three little pigs: Any special treats from Webb and Brown-Neaves?

    I understand your idea of perfect, Jo.

  2. May says:

    Looks like a great evening with lots of fine food, wine and friends. House looks absolutely superb!!! Congratulations xox

  3. Africadayz says:

    What a great evening! Very impressed with your contractors. Ours could learn a thing or two… Haven’t seen hair or hide of them in months – not that I want to – and there are still loose ends that they never saw to at all. I resorted to getting in other builders to help out. Beautiful photos, Jo. Your house is looking absolutely spectacular. Has your sofa arrived yet from SA? I am fascinated that you ordered one from ‘us’!

    • Thank you. Our builders still have not completed everything either, AD, but I at least hold hope that they will. Sofa should arrive in May. In the end the “price was right” and options in Western Australia were few.

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