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A Grand Soiree

Scallops by Private Chef Marcel

Honouring a Lifetime of Love and Legacy at Ashleigh’s Father’s 60th Birthday, Catered by Private Chef Marcel

As the sun dips below the horizon, bathing Ashleigh’s tastefully adorned home in a golden hue, the stage is set for an unforgettable evening of jubilation and gastronomic wonders. Tonight, we gather to commemorate the 60th birthday of Ashleigh’s father, a milestone deserving of a royal feast. With Ashleigh’s refined taste and her father’s sophisticated palate guiding my culinary creations, I’ve designed a menu that not only celebrates the season’s bounty but also the treasured memories woven into the fabric of their family.



  1. Ashleigh’s Beloved Seared Scallops with a Zesty Citrus Glaze: These luscious scallops, reminiscent of the seaside holidays Ashleigh and her father cherished, are procured from a local purveyor renowned for their exceptional seafood. Each scallop, glazed with a tangy citrus dressing, is a tribute to the enduring bond between father and daughter.

  2. Father’s Favourite: Fig and Prosciutto Crostini: These crostini, a testament to her father’s preference for understated elegance, are a tribute to their shared love for life’s finer pleasures. The succulent figs, freshly picked from a local orchard, underscore Ashleigh’s dedication to providing the freshest produce for her loved ones. Paired with thinly sliced prosciutto atop crispy crostini, these appetizers raise a toast to treasured moments and shared memories.

Main Course:

  1. Dad’s Delight: Grilled Filet Mignon with a Rich Red Wine Reduction: This grilled filet mignon, the star of tonight’s celebration, honours Ashleigh’s father’s fondness for robust, flavourful dishes. Each steak, sourced from a local farm committed to ethical farming practices, underscores Ashleigh’s unwavering commitment to sustainability and quality. The sumptuous red wine reduction, crafted from her father’s preferred wines, lends depth and complexity to this cherished dish.

  2. Ocean’s Melody: Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Herb Butter: This pan-seared sea bass, a nod to Ashleigh’s father’s adventurous palate, is a culinary tribute to his love for the ocean’s bounty. Each fillet, sourced from a trusted supplier passionate about freshness, exemplifies Ashleigh’s pursuit of excellence. Complemented with aromatic herb butter made from herbs nurtured in Ashleigh’s garden, this dish is a celebration of family, tradition, and the joy of communal dining.


  1. Dad’s Indulgence: Decadent Chocolate Fondant: The crowning glory of tonight’s celebration, this chocolate fondant is a sweet homage to Ashleigh’s father’s penchant for desserts. Made from the finest Belgian chocolate procured from a distinguished chocolatier, each fondant is a labour of love from inception to completion. Served with a scoop of homemade vanilla bean ice cream, this dessert provides a fitting finale to an evening brimming with laughter, love, and cherished memories.

With the meticulous planning and logistics handled in the days leading up to the event, tonight is dedicated to creating indelible moments and lasting memories. As I step into Ashleigh’s kitchen, a palpable sense of anticipation fills the air. Each dish, lovingly prepared, and each ingredient, carefully selected, bear testament to the deep love between a daughter and her father.

In the kitchen, my team and I work in seamless unison, our shared passion for creating heart-warming

Private Chef Marcel Fine Dining
Waiter serving the delicious 9 course meal

culinary experiences driving us. As the first guests begin to arrive, a sense of pride swells within me. Tonight is more than a celebration of Ashleigh’s father’s 60th birthday; it’s a celebration of love, legacy, and the simple joy of gathering around the dinner table. And as I bid Ashleigh and her guests farewell, I am reminded of the power of food in bringing people together, creating bonds, and celebrating life’s milestones.

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