Recreate the fuss-free, fine-dining experience of Frances and Octavia without having to wait for a reservation when acclaimed chef Melissa Perello pays you a house call.
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A Michelin-Worthy Dinner at Home: Multi-Course Tasting Menu from the Executive Chef of Octavia and Frances
Award-winning chef Melissa Perello sates your appetite for Michelin-starred fare with an intimate, multi-course chef's tasting from the intimacy of your own home. The James Beard-nominated chef recreates the fuss-free, fine-dining experience of Frances and Octavia for up to 20 guests. The multi-course production kicks off with various seasonal small plates. Sample offerings on the menu might include dishes from applewood-smoked bacon beignets and chickpea fritters to soft-poached "deviled" eggs with a Fresno chile relish and meltingly-tender beef tongue in a marrow broth. Listen as Chef Perello introduces each dish and offers insight into the local producers and market-fresh ingredients that define her culinary point-of-view.
In between bites, sip on a curated selection of wines hand-picked by Chef Perello and award-winning wine director Paul Einbund. Expect nothing less than one-of-a-kind pours from the team famed for an extensive wine program that includes vino-by-the-ounce plus exclusive house blends. Then, marvel at your main dishes to satisfy any locavore from buttery bavette steaks and heritage pork chops to king trumpet mushroom risotto and perfectly seared king salmon. End the night with signature desserts from seasonal, fruit-studded Lumberjack cake to chocolate soufflé tart with cocoa nib brittle from pastry head Sarah Bonar (named San Francisco Magazine's Best Pastry Chef of 2015). Together with her dream team in wines and pastries, Chef Perello promises to set a new benchmark for a home-cooked meal.
- Multi-course dinner and wine pairings prepared by Chef Melissa Perello at your home
- This multi-course dinner includes a selection of wines
- Per person price includes custom shopping, set-up, clean up, and gratuity
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- This experience occurs at a mutually agreeable date and time
- This experience is non-refundable once scheduled
- Travel, staffing, and rental fees may apply
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Have a wonderful time. We look forward to coordinating your next IfOnly experience.