KK and Boss Lady, the Ultimate Luxury Indian Private Dining Experience
July 13, 2018
I love an informal dinner party, actually I would call it a supper party, I can’t quite live up to a Michelin star chef, but I’m not bad, but boy oh boy so much hard work is involved to create the perfect evening. To me although the food is of paramount importance, the ambience of a great night also requires fun company, delicious wine, relaxing background music and soft mood lighting. Now imagine if you will a dinner party of fine Indian cuisine, amazing wines to compliment the food, stunning table settings and you’ve not had to lift a finger, just light a few candles! This can all be yours, book your private dining experience with KK and Boss Lady and you too can languish in the bath until 20 minutes before your guests arrive, saunter down the stairs in your finery and indulge in the most perfect evening you’ll ever likely to NOT have to prepare!
The amazingly talented Khilesh and Navina, along with two helpers, arrived at 5pm for a 8pm start, with everything needed for a truly stunning evening of sophisticated and tasty Indian fare. They supplied everything from tea towels and kitchen rolls to cutlery, crockery and glassware, not a single item from my kitchen was needed.
The team created a beautiful authentic Indian air, with golden goblets and glasses and copper coloured ice buckets, all I had to supply was the candles, music and guests. The KK and Boss Lady team beavered away in the kitchen, chopping, marinading and preparing our feast, the aromas were divine and the excitement was rising minute by minute.
As 8pm arrived so did our ten guests. We were presented with a fine English sparkling wine called Nyetimber, to accompany the starters. Nyetimber has a distinct citrusy aroma, it is the ultimate home-grown alternative to Champagne, for all special occasions, and a perfect match for the spicy starters elegantly presented by Navina.
Our starters were – Crunchy money bags of filo pastry with herbed seasonal vegetables and cashews, skewers of Indian paneer cheese with a touch of mustard and rock salt, succulent pieces of corn-fed chicken breast in coriander root and cream cheese marinade grilled over charcoal, and finally pan grilled patties of Indian style lamb mince in a coastal spice masala. We all enjoyed each and every mouthful, Navina gave us a lovely explanation of the individual starters, including the ingredients, the origin of the recipes and the cooking methods. The starters were the perfect way to begin what was to become a spectacular Indian extravaganza of heavenly dishes.
There was no rush, the lovely team took care of the entire evening, from topping up our glasses and clearing away, to chatting about the history of the dishes, to presenting the main meals. When we were ready Navina asked us to seat ourselves at the dining table, it looked so ambient, romantic and inviting. Navina explained the dishes to us once again, the aromas coming from the table were mouthwateringly tempting. We enjoyed aromatic fish curry with Southern Indian mustard seeds, coconut and tamarind, roasted aubergine mash with green peas tempered with cumin, hearty Punjabi style chickpeas in masala gravy, all served with a selection or various rices and naan breads that were cooked in the Tandoor oven.
The wines that were served with these dishes again were perfectly matched to compliment the fine Indian flavours, we had a Beaujolais for those who enjoyed red and a light fruity Reisling for those who liked white. Throughout the meal a golden artisan craft beer was available, beer goes so well with Indian food and this beer was a huge success with some of the guests, particularly with one of the expert female beer drinkers!
The Indian dishes were delicious, the seabass fish curry was succulent and creamy with a light spiciness to it and went down extremely well. The chicken dish a personal favourite and I enjoyed eating it the Indian way with the fluffy naan bread. The vegetarian dishes were a hit too with my veggie friends, who as it happens are particularly fussy diners, but great foodies. We all devoured each dish and were thrilled with the flavours and textures.
Let’s not forget dessert, I can’t ever remember eating an Indian dessert, but we certainly won’t forget the orange flavoured Gulab Jamun milk dumplings that were served with a light sugar syrup and vanilla ice-cream, a most splendid way to end this Indian feast of excellence, in fact most of us indulged twice in these little balls of ecstasy.
This was one of the most spectacular evening we’ve ever hosted at home, I did not lift a finger all evening except to make coffee and present choccies when the team had cleared up everything, and silently left. They cleaned the cooker hob, washed up all of their cutlery etc., wiped down the work surfaces, and even took away the empties, all I had to do was wash the floor the next morning.
This is the most wonderful way to celebrate a special event, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, retirement, hen party or Christmas. To book the KK and Boss Lady team, get in touch and make your enquiries.