One of the pleasures of booking your own self-catering holiday cottage is being able to spend time with friends and family, away from the day-to-day chores of domestic life. Whether you enjoy cooking or eating out, there’s often a moment in any break when you’ve exhausted ‘easy to cook’ dishes, but don’t fancy going out for the evening.
The solution is our Chef & Butler service when a team from our nearby local, The Lodge Old Hunstanton, creates and serves a restaurant meal in your self-catering holiday cottage kitchen, just for you!
Recently, guests at Par Cottage enjoyed this experience with a three-course meal for six. The evening started with canapes and Laurent Perrier rose Champagne served in the first floor lounge as the party watched one of Hunstanton’s famous sunsets.
Meanwhile, our chef was busy downstairs in the kitchen preparing a delicious meal to silver service restaurant standards. His delicious menu was:
Smoked salmon tartare
Butter poached lobster, peas & broad beans, grelot onions
Traditional beef wellington, salt baked roots, roasting juices
Salad of English strawberries, rhubarb, honeycomb, tarragon, milk ice cream
As the guests sat to dinner, our ‘butler’ ensured glasses were kept topped up, the courses were served and cleared without any disruption to their conversation and relaxation, and a fantastic evening was had by all. In fact, they were so delighted with the evening, here’s the comment they left in our guest book:
‘Fantastic facilities , very comfortable cottage, well fitted out and fab location. Great gourmet food and service. Excellent quality alternative to ‘external’ restaurant – high class dinner cooked in the cottage with running commentary by chef and service with a smile from our butler. No driving or taxis required, choose your own menu matched with wines – what could be better? A great ‘original’ concept and we’re looking forward to enjoying the same again in The Old Lighthouse when its refurbishment is completed.’