I booked Daveed to cook for us as a treat after hearing about how good he was, now I'm recommend him myself to as many people as I can! I organised it all online, and told him we wanted to eat at 7.30, by 7.15 there was a big basket of tortilla chips with bowls of green and red salsa and exceptional guacamole on the table, all prepared from raw ingredients bought that day. We also asked for some stuffed jalapeno peppers which were delicious, and a lime soup. The lime soup was a bit of an experiment for me - never tasted it before and didn't know what to expect... now I know what I've been missing out on, absolutely wonderful!
Main course was chicken with rajas which was lovely and creamy, and mole poblano served with Mexican style rice (as good as you can make rice!) and pork beans. Daveed made the poblano sauce quite spicy to fit our taste, it was delicious.
We needed a breather after this (very good portion sizes!) so Daveed busied himself cleaning up the kitchen before presenting us with fried plantain (in a sort of caramel sauce) and ice cream. We were fit to burst by the end of it all, and there were still left overs!
The high quality of the food aside, one of the best things about hiring a personal chef was that after eating there was no long walk/taxi ride back, we could just stumble to the couch and digest! Price wise it worked out at just over twenty dollars per person, all included - I would expect to pay more than this for the same standard of food in a restaurant, it was well worth it. The added benefit was having Daveed himself explaining how things were cooked, helping with recommendations when we were emailing about the menu, and he left the kitchen spotless.
I can't recommend Daveed's Chef Service highly enough, while very different to hiking through Coba or swimming with turtles, it was still an unforgettable part of our time in Mexico and I will certainly be contacting Daveed again next time I go.
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September 24, 2013
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Thank you so much for your review!, I am really trill that you liked everything so much. It was a real pleasure to be at your service and hope to be again in your next visit.
Have a wonderful day
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