Loved up or not, read on…

Dubai; If you’re not all loved up, then perhaps you don’t need to read any further. Having said that, FooDiva thinks you should – it may inspire a dinner amongst friends. If you’ve not already guessed, Valentine’s is just a few days away. And with the 14th declared a dry night across the U.A.E (having said that watch the press), for those that do enjoy their tipple, it would be a shame not to partake in some bubbles. Now what better way to celebrate with your loved ones, than your very own catered dinner chez vous courtesy of Chef for Hire Maurizio. Yes you read right, you can hire a personal chef just for one night to cook in your home.

Maurizio is simply put, an exceptionally talented chef with a deep understanding of true culinary traditions, in particular those dishes that hail from Italy…and FooDiva should know, having tasted and reviewed his cuisine numerous times. Click herehere and here to read for yourself.

They say ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’  but frankly FooDiva would claim ‘the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach’ anyhow, man or woman most of us love to eat. Maurizio offers his culinary services for private functions right through from menu creation to the cooking (and the odd dish washing).  A self-confessed chefaholic, he firmly believes in following ‘pure and authentic’ recipes, but is not adverse to making the odd adjustment providing the essence of the dish remains intact. After all, he does cook by taste. Just don’t mention the word ‘fusion’ to him. ‘I love eating, for me food is a pleasure. An open mind is essential, I am always learning’. He’s also a history buff and can recount the origins of any dish around the world. And then cook it of course.

Maurizio's red snapper with magical potatoes

Maurizio's baked red snapper with magical potatoes

Chef Maurizio can be booked on February 14th (or any other night for that matter) for a private dinner à deux, or you may fancy rounding up other couples or friends. He specialises in multi-course dinners from six to a dozen courses…don’t worry it’s all portion controlled so you won’t feel like keeling over. Prices on request. Feel free to contact him direct on M: +971 50 4282289 or through FooDiva.

Happy Valentine’s!

A bientôt.

FooDiva. x

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7 Responses to “Loved up or not, read on…”

  1. Sally - My Custard Pie February 9, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    My friend hired this chef for her husband’s birthday. She is French and very particular about food. She recommended him highly.

  2. FooDiva February 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Oh yes can second that! Will pass that on. Thanks. x

    • Nicole February 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      Following Foodiva’s recommendations, I made a spur of the moment decision to hire Chef Maurizio for a surprise 40th birthday for a friend who was staying in town a few days. From the beginning, it couldn’t have been more simple. Two emails and one quick phone call later, all was arranged; all we had to do was simply be there.

      Last night was the big night – and, by that, I mean big success. At 7.30pm, the four diners sat down for what turned out to be a feast for kings. Starting with an array of cold appetisers including porchetta – an old Roman dish that was pronounced to-die-for, and ending hours – and 13 courses! – later with an unusual and delicious version of an oven-cooked pear in cognac, we were replete. Peppering each course with a little information and history on each culinary masterpiece he put before us, Chef Maurizio made the evening even more special.

      Thank you, Foodiva, for this valuable introduction, and in turn, I highly recommend this passionate and talented chef to other followers. Chef Maurizio’s creations? In a word – delizioso!

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