EATING OUT: Behind the scenes of stellar meals

Beef wellington served at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi. PHOTO | MADAME CONNOISSEUSE

What you need to know:

  • A chef’s table is a pretty intimate experience served up at the very heart of the restaurant, the kitchen.
  • A small group of diners get to see the chef and his team whipping up and plating dishes first hand, each course being personally brought to the table.
  • There were only nine people present at the table with a customised menu of four courses, which were promptly served.

I have watched Hollywood movies, where someone shuts down a busy restaurant for their love interest, and has the chef personally serve them a favourite dish. That’s probably never going to happen to me, but I’ve had a few chef’s table experiences, and that’s pretty darn close.

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