6. Busy Bee Cook for Me
- 19 years in business
- 101 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves San Diego, CA
"WOW! From the start of conversations regarding the menu to the actual evening of the event, Lilian was personable, attentive and understanding. She took a very professional approach to the dinner but always kept it light and fun. Never thought I would her laughing and joking from a kitchen during prep, but Lilian and Alan obviously enjoy working together in a kitchen.
The food that Lil and Alan prepared was amazing! Our dinner party was for 14 with a variety of likes and tastes that Lil was able to cater to. The apps were a stellar combination of a cold and hot antipasto - the cheeses and meats, the baked clams, the stuffed mushrooms and the eggplant were phenomenal and the bean shooter to die for!
For a pasta dish we chose 3 cheese gnocchi and a veal pappardelle, and we weren't disappointed. Seasoned and cooked perfectly. The only problem was the group was quickly filling up from making sure they all tried everything as the reviews were already overwhelming.
Well, the main course was like hitting a perfect crescendo - the swordfish sicileano tasted like it could have been made on the shores of the Adriatic, delicious! and the chicken parm, we had some non adventurous diners, drew rave reviews as well.
All in all, the dinner was a smash hit!
The best thing about it was that we did it on a Tuesday, that meant we could ask Lil and Alan to come back for our farewell to San Diego dinner on Friday night - and come back they did to help us celebrate a great week in La Jolla with a Mexican theme dinner party. Another outstanding dinner highlighted by the seafood cerviche, the home made salsa and guacomole with chips, the main course of skirt steaks and shrimp made mexican style with an amazing Mexican grilled corn and delicious rice and beans! The topper of the evening was an amazing creme brulee.
My group can't thank Lilian and Alan for two dinners that we will be talking about for a long time."