I absolutely adore master chef, I am in total awe of all the chefs that go on there as I literally do not have a clue. It would be a dream for me to eat at Marcus’s Michelin restaurant. Obviously with lockdown, restaurants closing and finding ways to explore good food from home: I was so excited to try out One Fine Dine. They make up the most delicious food, deliver it to your door and all you have to do is heat it and serve it. I made master chef food, all by myself. OK, well I didn’t cook it. It felt amazing! This is the perfect gift for for 2021.
We tried out a fabulous 3 course meal, it was the Christmas menu, but all of their dishes look absolutely incredible. This is the BEST idea for a nice January treat, if you have a birthday coming up or just an extra special date night. We are in a tier 4 lockdown at the moment, so this a lovely way of eating great food, restaurant quality, at home. I still cannot believe I plated this meal up – it looks so good. (If I do say so myself).
Our menu was from the Christmas section, we had 2 different starters, we both had the nut roast and then we had 2 different desserts. This was the best food we have eaten, I still cannot believe I served these plates. You can see the sheet that comes with the food, it’s colour coded and the meals all come in colour coded tubs so you can serve the meals correctly.
I had Compressed Watermelon, it was absolutely delicious, it came with persimmon jam, whipped vegan feta and red mustard frill salad. The persimmon tasted amazing, I have never had it before and I will definitely be having this again. Dean had the Scottish Balik Smoked Salmon Compressed Apple, it came with crème fraiche, watercress, panacotta and oscietra caviar. Dean loved it and had never tried caviar before, he said it was really salty but delicious. If you scroll to the bottom of the post you can see step by step photos of me plating the starters up.
The Nut Roast was just incredible. It came with a butternut squash purée and parsnip crisps and cider braised red cabbage, chantenay carrots, sautéed brussel sprouts and roasted potatoes. Completely vegan meal. The jus that came with the meal topped it off perfectly.
Dean had the Roasted pineapple with coconut panna cotta, it comes with a roasted pineapple caramelised in its own juices and dried pineapple crisps. The coconut panna cotta was delicious, Dean really loved it. I had the Christmas Mess which was the best dessert, it came with vanilla poached pear, mulled wine jelly, sweet chestnut purée, a gingerbread meringue and creme chantilly. I am a little obsessed with chantilly creme right now!
This Bodegas Armentia Y Madrazo, Rioja, Tempranillo (2018) is devine. Fragrant crushed ripe dark cherry aromas intermix with hints of liquorice, earthy incense characters and subtle spicy herbs. The youthful medium weighted palate possesses a juicy mouthfeel with generous freshly crushed dark cherry and plum flavours. I really enjoyed this wine, Tempranillo is my favourite grape and Rioja is my favourite red wine. It goes with everything!
You can order the Christmas and New Year menu at the moment, or you could order starter, main and desserts separately. It’s such a good idea. The Christmas and New Year menu comes in bundles, from bronze to platinum. Each bundle comes with a little more than the previous, so you can make it special or extra special, £65 onwards.
Here are step by step photos of me plating up our starters: