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Host: Ariane

London, England

USD
$74-$110 per person

Fresh and healthy international cuisine in Notting Hill

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

Meet Ariane

Growing up in Belgium, Ariane's family didn't have a television, so mealtimes were an important ritual. Her family spent hours together at the table, eating and chatting together. Her mother cooked everything from scratch - including the mayonnaise! - and Ariane says she is her best teacher.

Now living in London, Ariane is a doctor and organizes supper clubs on her days off. She has traveled widely and lived in Cambodia, so her food has an eclectic, international twist to it.

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: (2-6 guests) Join Ariane for a home-cooked meal focused on healthy, good quality ingredients. She might prepare dishes that are inspired by her travels, like home-cured salmon with a slaw of beetroot, red cabbage, radish and carrot with a zingy horseradish dressing, or a salad with black rice, radishes and peas, or lamb chops with Moroccan-inspired seasonings served with roasted vegetables and pomegranate seeds. The meal will end with something sweet, perhaps a tangy yogurt topped with plum sauce and crushed pistachios.

Cooking experience: (2-6 guests) Learn to cook a few dishes with Ariane in her kitchen. She enjoys passing on her experience in the kitchen and will teach you to make 3 dishes from scratch including an appetizer, main and side or dessert. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last 1.5 hours.

Notes: Ariane offers a lovely wine-pairing with her meals. Add alcohol to your booking if you would like to include a wine pairing to your dining experience.

Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch, Basic Italian

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.
  • Homemade dips and pesto with crackers
  • Salad with wild rice, fresh peas and homemade dressing
  • Roasted fish with baked potatoes and roasted asparagus
  • Red berries with frozen yoghurt and oat cookie crumble

Traveler reviews

Dining with Ariane was such a pleasant night in. She has a softness and natural inquisitiveness to her that makes you feel instantly relaxed and comfortable. It also makes her recipes look like a complete piece of cake, as she preps and delivers the dishes without breaking a sweat! The apartment is in a part of London town that even I like visiting (as a born and bred Londoner). For example, on her road I stopped to admire second hand bookstores, and trendy shops before entering her apartment; which is an open, minimalist space with splashes of character that she’s picked up from her travels and loved ones. Her food is clean and delicious, and better yet, each dish comes with a story. One of my favourite things was discovering more about her life and what led her here, I found out we have the same favorite book!
- Kyomi, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

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Ariane

$74-$110 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 (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $82 $74
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $110 $102
Alcohol
$32 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $82 $74
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $110 $102
Alcohol
$32 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:30am-2:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm

Meet Ariane

Growing up in Belgium, Ariane's family didn't have a television, so mealtimes were an important ritual. Her family spent hours together at the table, eating and chatting together. Her mother cooked everything from scratch - including the mayonnaise! - and Ariane says she is her best teacher.

Now living in London, Ariane is a doctor and organizes supper clubs on her days off. She has traveled widely and lived in Cambodia, so her food has an eclectic, international twist to it.

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: (2-6 guests) Join Ariane for a home-cooked meal focused on healthy, good quality ingredients. She might prepare dishes that are inspired by her travels, like home-cured salmon with a slaw of beetroot, red cabbage, radish and carrot with a zingy horseradish dressing, or a salad with black rice, radishes and peas, or lamb chops with Moroccan-inspired seasonings served with roasted vegetables and pomegranate seeds. The meal will end with something sweet, perhaps a tangy yogurt topped with plum sauce and crushed pistachios.

Cooking experience: (2-6 guests) Learn to cook a few dishes with Ariane in her kitchen. She enjoys passing on her experience in the kitchen and will teach you to make 3 dishes from scratch including an appetizer, main and side or dessert. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last 1.5 hours.

Notes: Ariane offers a lovely wine-pairing with her meals. Add alcohol to your booking if you would like to include a wine pairing to your dining experience.

Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch, Basic Italian

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.
  • Homemade dips and pesto with crackers
  • Salad with wild rice, fresh peas and homemade dressing
  • Roasted fish with baked potatoes and roasted asparagus
  • Red berries with frozen yoghurt and oat cookie crumble

Traveler reviews

Dining with Ariane was such a pleasant night in. She has a softness and natural inquisitiveness to her that makes you feel instantly relaxed and comfortable. It also makes her recipes look like a complete piece of cake, as she preps and delivers the dishes without breaking a sweat! The apartment is in a part of London town that even I like visiting (as a born and bred Londoner). For example, on her road I stopped to admire second hand bookstores, and trendy shops before entering her apartment; which is an open, minimalist space with splashes of character that she’s picked up from her travels and loved ones. Her food is clean and delicious, and better yet, each dish comes with a story. One of my favourite things was discovering more about her life and what led her here, I found out we have the same favorite book!
- Kyomi, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $82 $74
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $110 $102
Alcohol
$32 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $82 $74
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $110 $102
Alcohol
$32 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:30am-2:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm
FAQ

    You can cancel your experience 48 hours or more before your experience date and receive a full refund. To request a cancellation once you have made a booking simply log in and click the "Request Cancellation" link from the bottom of your booking. Your refund will be processed immediately (note it can take up to 10 business days for this refund to post to your credit card statement). Please note that for cancellations within 48 hours of your experience we unfortunately cannot offer a refund; this is because our hosts typically purchase food and begin their preparations up to 48 hours before the experience.

    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

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    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

    Many of our hosts accommodate solo travelers. You can see if a host accepts solo travelers by looking at the traveler range found next to the experience descriptions on the host profile (indicated by the numbers in parentheses next to "In-home meal", "Cooking experience" and "Market visit").

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