I found Michael online a few weeks ago, and thanks to the other yelpers, I decided to hire him for a surprise six-person dinner party for my wife’s birthday. Since we have a newborn, I was looking to way to have a fine dining experience at our small Brooklyn apartment.
Michael did not disappoint in any way. He was organized and thoughtful in his communication, and prepared a fabulous 3-course menu based on my preferences and a specific budget over email. He also provided some wine pairing suggestions that I could pick up beforehand.
He and his assistant arrived with several tubs of food, equipment, and serving plates around 2pm for a 7pm meal. They even brought printed menus for each of the guests. They set to work in an organized and professional manner, and were very considerate using our kitchen and apartment. They were cleaning as they worked, and left the kitchen cleaner than they found it.
The food was outstanding. Colorful, creative, and full of inventive flavors and techniques. The first course was an avocado roll filled w/ a lovely prawn/apple salad. The main course was sous vide fillet mignon paired with a buttered popcorn puree that was totally delicious. Dessert was an assortment of about nine different elements and guests were literally licking the plates clean.
It was a super special and fun evening, and Michael made it very easy and low stress. We will do this again!