(Check out their recent appearance on FOX news: http://www.fox5ny.com/news/263514492-story.) Chef Patrick D’Andrea was born in the Florentine hills of Italy; he learned the secret of traditional authentic Italian cuisine from his mother. His family owned a bed and breakfast in Florence (poderecasarotta.com) they used typical local products, farm to table where Chef Patrick embrace is passion and take the firs step in the direction of becoming a chef, giving cooking classes at the young age of 14. He enrolled in the renowned Aurelio Saffi Culinary Institute in Florence after graduating he start his professional carrier as a chef the partie at the prestigious Excelsior Hotel in Florence. He decide to leave Florence for a new culinary learning and experiences in Switzerland at the Splendid Royale Hotel where he bring his exquisite palate and creativity to everything he touched. His determination to grow bring him to signing on with Cipriani a tour of duty that took him 4 years from the historical Harry’s Bar in Venice as chef de partie, to Cipriani Hong Kong and then to New York to Cipriani Rainbow Room and Cipriani Downtown as a Chef de Cuisine where he have the opportunity to cook for the biggest name of the fashion industry and Hollywood as Valentino, Naomi Campbell, De Niro, Leonardo di Caprio and more. In is carrier he is been in National TV, Food Network guest on TV show as Beat Bobby Flay U.S.A. Also Chef Patrick D’Andrea contribute opening multiple successful hospitality project as Metamorphosis restaurant and Lounge in Switzerland and Gigante restaurant and bar in New York. Beside his great restaurant hospitality back round Now Chef Patrick D’Andrea became a private chef for celebrity as Jimmy Choo founder, Walt Disney president and the Queen of Pop cooking in multiple residence, yacht and private jet. Now in the time off Chef Patrick D’ Andrea and his partner Alexandra are finally in London after the great success in New York (Check out their recent appearance on FOX news: http://www.fox5ny.com/news/263514492-story.) Their passion for food, people and travel involved them in an incredible culinary journey, New Orleans, Mexico, Cuba, Spain and Italy where some of the cities where they cook for locals with local products and traditional recipes spreading their philosophy “WHO OPEN THEIR HOUSE AND GIVE YOU THEIR FOOD GIVE YOU THEIR HART” Chef Patrick and his partner Alexandra are considerate one of the first pioneer couple hosting in the underground scenario of the future of dinning in New York. With passion and excitement they create a secret kitchen where is possible to taste the ultimate experience of dinning. It will be their honor to cook for you and share their passion for great food. “Our goal is a memorable experience for our guests enjoying and celebrating food around the table with great company feeling nourished in both body and soul”
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What a great dinner party experience! I had a truly memorable time and I'm ready to do it again! I know it’s not that easy to organize such an event but Chef Patrick and Alex managed it along with Joyce, our wonderful hostess! I really want to thank them for a wonderful evening. Chef Patrick and Alex are both delightful and very welcoming people. They met us at the door with a light and refreshing cocktail which was very nice to sip on while meeting new friends, chatting and looking on as final dinner preparations were coming together. When we were all seated at a nicely set and decorated long table, and as we were served each course, Chef Patrick told us stories about the delicious food that he prepared for us. For our first course, we enjoyed cannolis stuffed with a mixture of avocado, peas, jalapeno and crabmeat. The second course was homemade spinach pasta with a sauce that was made with five types of mushrooms. The third course was another fantastic homemade pasta dish made with the best three-meat bolognese sauce that I have ever tasted. Our last course was a very unique cold-molded dessert, I think it was called panna cotta, made with cream, sugar, vanilla and gelatin served over buttered cookie crumbs and a raspberry puree. It was simply divine. We ate and drank too much but couldn't help ourselves; everything was outstanding. I lived in Italy for 3 1/2 years and Italian food will always be my favorite. Thank you for preparing an excellent dinner party for us! It was a very special night indeed!
The chef was very welcoming. The food was delicious. The chef did a great job explaining the dishes and cooking methods, and also helped to get the conversation flowing amongst the guests. The food was delicious, each dish more decadent than the one before. Overall, a great and unique experience.
This is my first EatWith experience and it’s quite impressive. I absolutely say this is the best dinner of my 5 day's trip. I strongly recommend if you want to eat real Italian homemade pasta and feel to staying the friend's home in Italy. Not only the pasta but also the dessert dish was great. The combination of chocolate and home-made lemon mouse was quite deep taste. Thank you so much, Patrick and Alex!