A new dining concept has arrived in Sydney direct from San Fransisco. The website eatwith.com allows diners to experience communal private dining in a Chef’s home. It’s kind of like Airbnb for foodies.
The idea is that Chefs (who are approved to host dinner parties on eatwith.com) arrange private dinner parties in their own homes and they promote these events on the website. As a diner, you select the menu and date that most appeals to you and you book your seat, knowing that you could have up to 8 other people at the table. But that’s the fun of it!
Right now there are only 3 Chefs operating in Sydney and we were recently invited to experience a Sunday Roast by Chef Jamie Dyball (Jamie’s Delights). Jamie is a full time Chef with 15 years experience and has previously worked at Glass Brasserie. So he’s got the credentials to back up his cooking!
Good to know, when you book a dinner party on eatwith.com you will be able to
stalk view who else will be at the table on the website. Also (and very importantly) you should know it’s BYO so be sure to bring your favourite bottle/s!
So, here’s how it goes…
When you arrive, you will be greeted by your hosts Chef Jamie and his wife and Daniela. The table will be set and the food preparation will be well underway, so all you need to do is to sit back, relax and let the event unfold.
Once you have met your fellow diners you will eventually be seated at the table where you will be treated to a 3 course feast. Remember this is restaurant quality food served in a private home. This is the kind of food we wished came up night after night in our house!
We think Chef Jamie and his wife Daniela have an amazing concept. They are both so warm, welcoming and passionate and they will instantly make you feel at home. Whether you are a single or a couple looking for an interesting dining experience, or a group that wants to hire the whole table for a celebration event, this is definitely a concept foodies should investigate.
You can view Chef Jamie’s upcoming dinner parties here.
Though one thing to note – the website shows prices in USD so be sure to convert to AUD.
Cost: From USD $50 / AUD c. $65 (+BYO)
Website: Eat with Jamie Dyball
* Urban Chic Guides was invited to dine on this visit as guests of Chef Jamie Dyball. All thoughts and words are the authors own and reflect their true and honest opinion. For more information about our Editorial Policy, click here.