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Testimonials

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Suzanne James

“The menu was totally left to Steven with the only requests being that he use seasonal and sustainable ingredients. To Vegan or not to Vegan was up to him and he did us all proud and apart from me, no one knew what was being served until the night – a bit like a pop-up supper club – we just sat down and enjoyed amazing food and fine wine. […]

I had an incredible evening and can’t thank Steven and Emma enough for their hard work, and my chef friends who all managed to get a well earned night off work and were able to be spoilt for once!”

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Steve Riches

“I have been to one of Steven’s pop- up events where we had a tasting menu comprised of his signature dishes. The atmosphere was vibrant and fun, with of course the food being outstanding. Some of Steve’s flavours are simple, yet so tasty as you would never think to cook them in the ways that he does.

I have also had a private dinner for an important set of clients from both Steve & Emma and yet again, they did not fail to deliver. The dinner was perfect with us not being able to fault the night at all. Steve came out to do a Q&A with the guests about his culinary experience and time on master chef the professionals which was another highlight of the evening.

I would highly recommend to book them for a special occasion or even try attending one of their pop- up events!”

Emily Curtin

“Steve and Emma hosted a very special dinner party for me and my family at Christmas time. It was clear that a huge amount of thought went in to creating a menu and evening that was just right for us. On the night, the quality of Steve’s food far exceeded any of our expectations, and it was perfectly matched with both his and Emma’s infectious personalities. I could not recommend them enough for a special occasion dinner… what a memorable evening.”

Andrew Porter

I just wanted to pass on my appreciation for amazing job that Steve and Emma did in delivering our dinner for us.  The food and the service were absolutely first class and we all enjoyed a fantastic  evening of fine dining (and fine wines…) with none of us wanting the night to end!
Being the professionals that they are Steve and Emma made it all seem so effortless, but I’m well aware of how much hard work, preparation and, of course, talent went into making the evening the success that it was – not to mention the fact that they had to contend with the blistering heat of the hottest day of the year!

It truly was a spectacular evening!

Susan Goodwin

My daughter organised an evening with Steve Lickley as a surprise 30th birthday celebration for her brother, last Friday. The evening was hosted in my home and any apprehension I had of visiting chefs using my kitchen, were immediately dispelled as soon as I met Steve and Emma! I quickly and happily handed over the reins to them. Emma polished the glasses, set the table and took charge of serving drinks and dinner, washing up and keeping the kitchen in good order at all times. Steve’s menu was beautifully executed and delicious throughout. As he introduced each course and we were able to talk with him, it was interesting to hear of some of the complexities and lengthy time processes that were involved in producing the delicate as well as robustly flavourful aspects of each dish. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening that seemed to be delivered seamlessly and with a good measure of fun and friendliness. To finish off, I was delighted to walk into an immaculately clean kitchen at the end of the evening, with not a thing out of place. Thank you Steve and Emma!

Richard Haines

Steve cooked the most magnificent lunch for 16 of us at home for a family celebration. Steve and Emma create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere while cooking technical, impressive and delicious food. They come with my highest recommendation.   Richard Haines – Director –  Clarksons Platou

Mindy Kaur

Hey Emma and Steven,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for last night. We had a fantastic evening! The food was sensational and your hospitality was perfect.

It made our evening super special and gave us memories we’ll keep forever! Thank you again.

Lots of love, Mindy and Taran xxx

Martyn James

My wife and I were due to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary in Italy, but due to Covid that had to be cancelled. We obviously still wanted to celebrate in a special way, although it was going to have to be at home. I’d followed Steven on social media since his Masterchef: The Professionals stint and knew the calibre of food he was capable of. I’d seen posts of his and Emma’s venture, Primavera Private Dining, so went with a hunch and sought out a booking for our anniversary. We’d never done anything like this before and above all, it was curiosity on how the evening would go. To be honest, the trip to Italy was forgotten as soon as Steven and Emma arrived at our home. From the off it was like seeing old friends. Steven was pointed to the kitchen and he entered his own world. Don’t think it was in isolation from you … he was quite happy to chat and show the prep he’d done beforehand. And when you see the prep you realise you’re going to get something special. Emma took over as hostess and it was just the most free flowing time of chat and fun.

 

The evening had been planned for 10 of us, but the “rule of 6” changed that so our son and daughter in law were the only ones to join us. At the time of booking the only stipulation to the menu construction, and we’d chosen the 5 course taster, was that it should be a taste of Italy, for obvious reasons. Steven’s menu fitted the bill exactly! It was the most incredibly light, deep tasting, well balanced food we’d ever had. When you read what each course was it can only ever be a brief insight into it … Steven came to the table and explained the construction of the course and what each component was going to be when you ate it. And each component did taste simply outstanding.

 

It was strange being waited on in your own home and giving it over to them, but Emma put you totally at ease and we cannot thank her enough for putting the experience together for us. If you only ever think about doing this once, do it! Embrace the whole experience and it will be one you’ll remember forever. We certainly will. Steven’s food topped any Michelin food we’d eaten to date and I would have no hesitation in repeating the evening.

 

Our heartfelt thanks to Steven and Emma for helping us make our wedding anniversary so special!

 

Martyn & Berni

Robert Rowcliffe

Just wanted to say many thanks to you & Steven! It was such a wonderful evening of lovely food & company.

 

Thanks again, Robert.

Susan James

Hi Emma,

 

I’m just emailing to say thank you ever so much for Friday night. We absolutely loved the food and we were very relaxed knowing that you both were looking after us! We can’t wait for the next time!

 

Speak soon,

Susan x

Lou Abruzzese

Steven & Emma surprised me for a family meal for my 65th birthday, and what a surprise it was! The food was out of this world and the hospitality & service matched up to this as well! They both made us feel so comfortable and explained all the dishes to us throughout the evening.

 

It was definitely a birthday to remember!

Thank you again,

Lou x