Chef Tom Kerridge is offering takeaway Christmas dinners for £95-per-head, but you have to cook it yourself and pay extra for delivery, leaving people divided over the festive fare
The TV cook has created a three-course box of food to be enjoyed on Christmas day for those who don’t fancy cooking.
But customers will still need to set by 90 minutes to produce the sumptuous feast – which includes all the trimmings.
The 47-year-old chef – who runs seven restaurants – is offering traditional Roast Norfolk turkey with cranberry, chestnut and sage stuffing.
It is accompanied by cauliflower cheese hand and flowers carrots, honey glazed parsnips and crispy roast potatoes.
The yuletide spread also comes with sprouts cooked in sage brown butter and topped with chestnuts and lardons, pigs in blankets, roast turkey and bread sauces.
To start with there are canapes of Cumberland sausage roll, Kerridge’s brown sauce, truffle cheese gougères, potted Loch Duart salmon tart and pickled cucumber chutney.
Dessert includes a classic Christmas pudding with brandy butter, a petit four of caramelised white chocolate pebbles and mince pies.
But the boxes, which feed between four and six people, cost £350 plus a £30 delivery charge, which has some left some fans outraged.
For people who don’t fancy turkey, Beef Wellington or Slow Cooked Shoulder of Cotswold Venison is available.
Kerridge – who has appeared on Masterchef and Saturday Kitchen – said: “Do you fancy making Christmas extra special this year?
“Well why not try my Christmas Dinner home delivery box – it includes everything you need for a smashing Christmas Dinner to feed four to six people.
“My Pirates have prepared everything for you, from the meat, veg, Christmas pud and mince pies. All you have to do is finish off the dishes on the day, lay the table and dig in.
“Just pick between Traditional Norfolk Christmas Turkey, Beef Wellington or maybe try Slow Cooked Shoulder of Venison.”
His website reads: “Everything in your box has been pre-prepared and par-cooked, which means the hard work has been done, so no fuss and stress on the day.
“Simply allow approx. 90 mins to finish off and reheat everything by following a cook-along video with Tom, he takes you through what you need to do step-by-step.
“Once you’ve completed the order form below, one of our team will call to confirm the details and take full payment.
“Your box will be delivered on December 22 or 23.
“Or you can collect from The Hand and Flowers in Marlow on Christmas Eve between 9.00am and 11.30am.
“Price: £350.00 + £30.00 delivery.
News Source: Mirror