One of man's more underrated fantasies is calling in a celebrity expert to tackle certain unwanted tasks, like Lewis Hamilton, who, with courageous elegance, might plow through traffic for you, or Ron Jeremy, who, with courageous elegance, might plow through your wife. For you. Now, one expert's ready and willing to plow through your kitchen: L'Etranger at Home
Just launched, Home's an extraordinarily personal catering service from L'Etranger maestro (and former Alain Ducasse protoge) Jerome Tauvron, who'll actually step into your kitchen to cook his award-winning French/Japanese nosh -- a service he was inspired to offer after a regular fell ill, causing Tauvron to bowl over the invalid's chicken noodle-bearing mum en route to honoring his loyalty with a home-cooked meal. To deliciously stuff any party two-to-50, just call the resto, then work out a bespoke menu with the chef, who can prepare his signature dishes, or create totally new ones; he can also supply crockery, kitchen equipment, wine from his own cellar, and even a team of chefs and waiters -- a far more congenial experience than the last time people showed up at your home wearing uniforms. Pre-set possibilities range from various sashimis & makis, to Irish iced oysters (with shallot vinegar, yuzu jelly, cucumber & wasabi granite), to corn-fed chicken breast stuffed with crab & mascarpone, to a foie gras- & black truffle- accompanied grade 9 Wagyu "Fillet Rossini", a rich feast named for the Barber of Seville composer because, like opera, it will put you right to sleep
In a canny, ego-boosting move designed to ensure you get all credit for the meal, Tauvron will actually hide from your guests, and later remove all evidence he was ever there -- something that in the case of Ron Jeremy, you've learned is tragically impossible.