He was pleasant and friendly with my boy (AGED 5) who helped him cook – which was nice. The place was spotless after and he made us an extra “pre-starter” which was nice. He also gave us tips on our kitchenware.
He wasn’t as helpful on the phone initially, but all OK in the end, For example, I thought that we could get him to cook anything we wanted, but he said no, only what was on the sample menu. Maybe that was my mis-understanding, but I thought the sample menu was meant to be a guide. Also, when I asked about wine pairings, he was taken aback a bit. He suggested my friend (who knows a lot about wine) should do it, but could do it if we wanted to. It didn’t seem that he was keen (or he would have to ask someone else). This was surprising given that he effectively had a set menu.
he asked the best way to get to my house, which is fair enough, but didn’t seem to know where it was close to. Google maps would have helped him.
The food was very good, but I was a bit underwhelmed by the dessert; something which is his speciality.
Therefore, overall, a very good experience. I would repeat again, but, I would sample a different chef.