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Host: Dan

London, England

USD
$58-$198 per person

Gourmet British Meal, Cooking Lesson and Market Tour with a Professional Chef

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Dan

Dan grew up in Essex, England, where he met his wife, Laura (who will join you for your meal if she is home). Dan studied accounting in university but realized before graduation his passion for cooking and has spent his life since working in restaurants and catering. Dan first developed his love for food when he was young, watching his mother cook and going in and out of the pub that his grandparents owned. He works now at a local restaurant near his home, and is passionate about cooking traditional British food and teaching travelers some of the British classics he grew up with to help people learn about and fall in love with the food he is so passionate about.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-8 guests) Join Dan in his modern apartment in the Vauxhall neighborhood near the South Bank for a three-course, gourmet meal featuring of some of Dan's favorite British classics. Dan has professionally trained in restaurant kitchens and his beautifully prepared dishes show; you might enjoy a "deconstructed" salad of seasonal vegetables, followed by a classic dish like beef Wellington, fish and chips, or, if it's a Sunday, a classic Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding. For dessert you might enjoy the delicious British classic Eton mess (broken meringue served with whipped cream and seasonal fruit), or a chocolate and salted caramel delice with Maldon salt and ice cream.

Cooking experience: (2-3 guests) Learn to cook two dishes together with Dan in his small, modern apartment. You will learn to cook a British classic like fish and chips or beef Wellington, in addition to a starter or dessert. Your lesson will be a hands-on demonstration; depending on the complexity of the dish and length of cooking Dan might prepare a few of the components in advance. When you're done sit down together to enjoy your three-course meal.

Market visit: (1-3 guests) Meet at the famous Borough Market for a tour of the market, stopping at a few of Dan’s favorite stalls (including his favorite spice shop, in case you want to buy a few delicious souvenirs to bring home!). Pick up some of the ingredients for your meal and return back to Dan’s apartment, a 25-minute walk or a 5-10 minute cab ride away, before your meal together.

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Starter such as deconstructed crab salad with seasonal vegetables; scallops with pea puree; or seared lamb with roasted vegetables
  • British classic entree such as beef Wellington (filet of steak wrapped in duxelles mushrooms and baked in puff pastry); fish and chips, or a Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding
  • Dessert such as Eton mess (crumbled meringue with whipped cream and seasonal berries); fruit tart with chantilly creme , or Chocolate and salted caramel delice with Maldon salt and ice cream
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Dan

$58-$198 USD

per person
100%
Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $66 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$198 $142 Not offered
Alcohol
$12 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $66 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$198 $142 Not offered
Alcohol
$12 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-3:00pm 3:30pm-8:30pm

Meet Dan

Dan grew up in Essex, England, where he met his wife, Laura (who will join you for your meal if she is home). Dan studied accounting in university but realized before graduation his passion for cooking and has spent his life since working in restaurants and catering. Dan first developed his love for food when he was young, watching his mother cook and going in and out of the pub that his grandparents owned. He works now at a local restaurant near his home, and is passionate about cooking traditional British food and teaching travelers some of the British classics he grew up with to help people learn about and fall in love with the food he is so passionate about.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-8 guests) Join Dan in his modern apartment in the Vauxhall neighborhood near the South Bank for a three-course, gourmet meal featuring of some of Dan's favorite British classics. Dan has professionally trained in restaurant kitchens and his beautifully prepared dishes show; you might enjoy a "deconstructed" salad of seasonal vegetables, followed by a classic dish like beef Wellington, fish and chips, or, if it's a Sunday, a classic Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding. For dessert you might enjoy the delicious British classic Eton mess (broken meringue served with whipped cream and seasonal fruit), or a chocolate and salted caramel delice with Maldon salt and ice cream.

Cooking experience: (2-3 guests) Learn to cook two dishes together with Dan in his small, modern apartment. You will learn to cook a British classic like fish and chips or beef Wellington, in addition to a starter or dessert. Your lesson will be a hands-on demonstration; depending on the complexity of the dish and length of cooking Dan might prepare a few of the components in advance. When you're done sit down together to enjoy your three-course meal.

Market visit: (1-3 guests) Meet at the famous Borough Market for a tour of the market, stopping at a few of Dan’s favorite stalls (including his favorite spice shop, in case you want to buy a few delicious souvenirs to bring home!). Pick up some of the ingredients for your meal and return back to Dan’s apartment, a 25-minute walk or a 5-10 minute cab ride away, before your meal together.

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Starter such as deconstructed crab salad with seasonal vegetables; scallops with pea puree; or seared lamb with roasted vegetables
  • British classic entree such as beef Wellington (filet of steak wrapped in duxelles mushrooms and baked in puff pastry); fish and chips, or a Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding
  • Dessert such as Eton mess (crumbled meringue with whipped cream and seasonal berries); fruit tart with chantilly creme , or Chocolate and salted caramel delice with Maldon salt and ice cream
Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $66 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$198 $142 Not offered
Alcohol
$12 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $66 $58
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$198 $142 Not offered
Alcohol
$12 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-3:00pm 3:30pm-8:30pm
Host Contact
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  • Address and phone number will be provided upon booking confirmation
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