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Fabulous flavours and textures - just fantastic!

This was our second experience with the Steve Groves date night and enjoyed it even more this time. Steve explains everything so clearly and as ever the quality of the products is absolutely fabulous - far better than I coudl source myself.
The first course is a wonderful combination of soft, creamy and tasty tuna sashimi and avocado, in a delicious dressing of soya and fucontrasting beautifully with crisp and pickled carrots.
The main course combines gorgeous earthy flavours of Jerusalem artichokes and trompette mushrooms, contrasting with sweet quince, a deep cider juice and juicy plump pork.
Finally, the dessert is a sweet and light souffle set off with candied peanuts and umami rich miso mascarpone.
Highly recommended!

Great experience

We really enjoyed this box - the quality of the ingredients was excellent and the wine was also very nice. There was quite a lot of prep involved but it made a very nice evening

Fantastic!

We ordered this to cook with friends on new year's eve, and we all had a fantastic evening!
It was great to have the video alongside the instructions and made making this impressive, incredibly tasty, meal so easy.
I also loved that there was no excess packaging and the majority of it was recyclable.
I would highly recommend!

Fabulous New Years Eve meal

We have had several Banquist boxes now and are never disappointed. The instructions are easy to follow, particularly watching the video. The cooking is just involved enough so that you get a sense of achievement but you still benefit from the chef's expertise and preparatory work to ensure an amazing end product. The accompanying wine has always been gorgeous too and an added bonus!

This really is the best recipe box out there

I have tried every recipe box out there but none of them come close to banquist.

The knowledge and skills I have learnt from the banquist chefs have made my family and friends believe I am secretly a 4 time Michelin stared chef.

I have been able to explore foods I would never have had the confidence to try myself and excite dishes with finesse.

The only downside is I find myself critiquing every restaurant I go to.

In reality that’s not a problem because I know I can always go back to my home and create an exciting dining experience of my own.

My family and I always look forward to the next banquist dining experience, it is the best fun you can have in a box.

NYE with Tony Parkin (Scallops, Venison, Chocolate)

Very enjoyable experience

Really enjoyed our new years eve experience. Was great to be able to read through the recipes and watch video in advance, and then be able to follow while cooking.
Parcel delivered on specified date with an hour slot, which made it very convenient.
Only issues were that we received a different bottle of wine than one on order. Also not a huge fan of starter flavour combinations - specifically the horseradish overpowered the scallops.
Would use Banquist again.

Many a special evening spent!

We've had a few Banquists now and have really enjoyed both the experience of following along the with the chefs in the fantastically filmed videos and then enjoying our creations, the food supplied is top notch! Will definitely be trying some more and have recommended to friends who have also really enjoyed them !

Delicious food, easy to create at home

Love doing the e Banquist boxes. The deliveries are on schedule, ingredients top quality and the video and instructions easy and fun to follow. Although we have definitely learned some new skills (like scallop shucking!). Great experience.

Great fun & wonderful food

We had great fun cooking this meal on NYE. Food was lovely, instructions easy to follow. Look forward to the next one!

Christmas celebrations

Family fine dining and what fun we had🎉

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Pasta with Theo Randall
Marilyn A Newton
So excited to be receiving my Christmas Banquist box

So excited to be receiving my Christmas and New Year Banquist boxes. During 2021 I have shared so many exceptional experiences- Pasta; Indian; Contemporary British each one arriving promptly on secure and chilled boxes - like Christmas every day!And with the accompanying lesson with my own first rate private chef …. Excellent ingredients with detailed instructions to prepare, cook and serve a fine dining experience. I just can't wait for my next box to arrive in time for Christmas.

Pasta expert

Completed the Theo Randall course - all amazing and I�m a pasta expert now!

'praise where praise is due'...many thanks..…

Since Banquist started I have been an enthusiastic customer. Every menu that I have had has been a learning curve and successful dining experience and not one of the amazing chef's boxes have disappointed. The recent four week courses have added to my cooking skills and I hope they can continue to evolve and inspire.

Atul Kochhar's Indian Fusion magic.

Having done previous courses with Banquist, the Indian Fusion was a must. We learned so much about balancing flavours, the importance of getting the onion cookery just right and developing layers of flavours into the dishes. The course was a bit more fiddly than previous ones, but resulted in stunning dishes every time. Can't wait for Sally's Christmas meal.

Always wanted to try one of these

Always wanted to try one of these experiences, I ordered it when there was a limited time offer and loved it. The detailed recipe arrived a few day early so I could plan ahead. The food arrived beautifully packaged and with very generous portions and high quality ingredients. The chef on the video is so friendly and full of tips I loved every second of it.The 3 course meal came out great, it tasted incredible! What a wonderful meal. (Tony Parkin : ceviche, sirloin steak and lemongrass panacotta)

I am just having the best time…

I am just having the best time following Atul's Indian fusion course. All the delivery logistics work perfectly. The ingredients arrive in excellent condition well packed and quantities easily enough to cover the menu. The instruction cards and easy to read and cover everything. The video delivery is clear well explained and personalised and I really feel that Involved. The time just flies byThe food the tastes are fantastic I am learning a lot

Fantastic food with a cookery lesson thrown in!

Having followed Banquist since the start, it was only a matter of time before we decided to take the plunge and order and having been to Alchemila a couple of years ago, the Alex Bond meal seemed the perfect choice. We'd previously had an "at home" box from a local Michelin starred restaurant and were very impressed so thought we knew what we were getting. We were wrong. The one massive difference, and for me, a massively positive difference was the amount of involvement in the Banquist box compared to that of our previous at home experience. This wasn't just a case of reheating and serving, this was so much more involved. I appreciate that, for some people, that may be a negative point but for us, not only did we get to experience a stunning meal, but we also learned some new techniques and recipes which will definitely be used again. The accompanying video was so helpful and watching it through a couple of times meant that we knew exactly what would be required of us. Spending a little time in the afternoon doing as much of the prep as possible meant that the meal itself was stress-free to cook and didn't stop us from being able to relax and enjoy our food. Can't wait to receive the New Years Eve box now. Thanks Banquist and thanks AlexPS - can i have the recipe for the tasty paste!!!

Fantastic food with a cookery lesson thrown in!

Having followed Banquist since the start, it was only a matter of time before we decided to take the plunge and order and having been to Alchemila a couple of years ago, the Alex Bond meal seemed the perfect choice. We'd previously had an "at home" box from a local Michelin starred restaurant and were very impressed so thought we knew what we were getting. We were wrong. The one massive difference, and for me, a massively positive difference was the amount of involvement in the Banquist box compared to that of our previous at home experience. This wasn't just a case of reheating and serving, this was so much more involved. I appreciate that, for some people, that may be a negative point but for us, not only did we get to experience a stunning meal, but we also learned some new techniques and recipes which will definitely be used again. The accompanying video was so helpful and watching it through a couple of times meant that we knew exactly what would be required of us. Spending a little time in the afternoon doing as much of the prep as possible meant that the meal itself was stress-free to cook and didn't stop us from being able to relax and enjoy our food. Can't wait to receive the New Years Eve box now. Thanks Banquist and thanks AlexPS - can i have the recipe for the tasty paste!!!

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Pasta with Theo Randall
David Winterbottom
Absolutely amazing course

I recently completed the pasta course with theo randall and it was amazing, it completely transformed my pasta making I've struggled for a couple of years to make pasta and my partner said if this doesn't work i should give up , but this course turned everything around i'm now making pasta a couple of times a week and she loves it, thank you so much would definitely recommend this course and the ingredients provided were amazing, will definitely look at other courses in the future, if you're thinking of learning to make pasta definitely pick this course thank you Jonny, Theo and Banquist

Did the Atul Kocchar full course

Did the Atul Kocchar full course. Really excellent. I was concerned an online experience wouldn't be as educational as an in-person course, but it all worked brilliantly, & I've really learned a lot. Nice to with with such good ingredients too. Massively recommend Banquist

Fabulous

Fabulous, I highly recommend . I did the Indian course with Atul Kochar. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and looked forward to my box of goodies arriving and I learnt lots of useful tips and techniques. I have no hesitation in recommending to others. I have since researched more of Atul's recipes and I have tried some more. The reason I only gave 4 stars was, that although the ingredients were good quality on the second week an item was missing and on the fourth week 2 items were missing. So this was a bit disappointing

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Atul Kochhar's Indian Fusion
Mrs Jennifer Gibson
For n with Atul

Just completed the Atul Kuchher's course. Really an engaging experience. My wife and I cooked and prepped together and produced some great meals. Rack of Lamb being the highlight. We learned about spicing and balancing flavours and are now braver with the use of chilli and ginger. Fun to do as a couple.

Great kids course, new skills & great meals !

Kids course!We bought for our 10 year old daughter, she's already a great baker but wanted her to expand her skill's. What a great course, really well planned out, and the skills she has obtained never mind some great additions to our family meals are amazing. Great experience, and great food!

Brilliant course for kids

Brilliant course for kids - challenging enough to feel like my 11 year old learnt something and felt she'd achieved something. The delivery and ingredients were all perfect, very generous quantities. Thank you for a great month!