Private Chef - Modern Surf and Turf

Allow Chef Paco to create a lovely updated version of traditional surf and turf.

Nothing says elegance quite like surf and turf, and Chef Paco's four-course version offers a contemporary twist. This elevated seafood and land menu includes an arugula and poached beet salad topped with goat cheese, sautéed mussels with sausage, grilled New York strip steak with Brussels sprouts and whipped potatoes, and a white chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream and a red wine reduction.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to accompany the menu, and may request pairing recommendations from the chef upon booking.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 20
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 4 hours
  • Chef Arrival Time 2 hours prior to the selected serving time

What's included

The ingredients
The cooking
The service
The washing up
COVID-19 protocols this chef will implement are:
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Reviews guests left for this experience



14 Dec 2021

Chef Paco and his team did an outstanding job in creating a memorable holiday dinner at my house for 16 people. The food, the drinks and the service was fantastic. The best complement I could give would be to say that I sat in my dining room with my closest friends, and I felt like I was in a 5 star restaurant.



27 Apr 2021

Chef Paco created a phenomenal experience for my wife's birthday back in September with a delightful meal!! We highly recommend Chef Paco for any dining journeys!



25 Oct 2020

Chef Paco and his assistant were absolutely fabulous! They prepared an incredible 5 course meal for our group of 5 for a surprise birthday celebration for my boyfriend. Chef Paco was extremely communicative with me prior to the dinner and gave us affordable wine recommendations that paired well with our courses. He and his assistant brought all of their own cooking ingredients, supplies and utensils. They were very timely between courses and explained each dish in detail. They were kind, professional, accommodating and cleaned up perfectly, leaving the kitchen spotless when we were finished. They even started the dishwasher! Overall, it was a 10/10 experience. We will be suggesting Cozy Meals to friends and family, especially with Chef Paco, and will definitely be booking another dinner experience with him again soon. Thank you again, Chef Paco!!! :)

Meet your chef

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Chef Paco has been honing his culinary skills in the kitchens of many iconic Chicago restaurants as well as using his creative talents working for two of Chicago's most prominent catering companies. Chef Paco’s upscale restaurant and catering experiences paired with his international work experiences in Italy, Mexico, and Romania are all woven together in his incredible cooking classes that you won’t want to miss!

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

Chef Paco will travel to guests within Chicago for this experience.

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