Private dinners

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Host a private catered lunch or dinner, indoors or outdoors for up to 60 people.

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We strive to make hosting great by combining a personal chef experience (service included) with restaurant quality cuisine.

Private dinners are usually for 5 do 15 people, but we have opportunity to cook them for 45 people. Motive can be birthday celebration, anniversaries, gourmet experience or something else. Usually we cook for guests or owners in their holiday homes, villas and yachts in whole Istria and Croatia, but it can be also organised in restaurant in Pula.

Rent a chef offers a variety of cusines such as istrian, croatian, italian, asian or mediterranean. We can also accommodate to any special dietary requirments such as vegetarian, vegan, halal, gluten free or kosher. All you have to do is ask and we will prepare the menu to satisfy your preference.

Read two blogs about previous experiences (with pictures and menu) from our private dinners:

  • private dinner in Poreč, Istria, link
  • private dinner in Brseč, Istria, link

 

BASIC INFORMATIONS

Availability: During the whole year

Duration: As agreed

Price: 110 euros per person (825 kunas) – The ingredients, food, beverages, serving, dishes, equipment, barbecue are included in price. Disclaimer: The price is approximate and depends on the menu and the number of people, it can be lower or higher.

Additional information: + 385 91 615 60 86 – (call, text, Viber or WhatsApp)

 

ABOUT THE CHEF

Deniz Zembo is one of the most recognized and awarded chefs in Croatia. He is a cooking enthusiast with 30 years of experience in gastronomy. The turning point was his stay in London, where he ran his own restaurant for years.

After that experience, he brought first molecular gastronomy in Croatia with the famous restaurant “Le Mandrac” in Volosko. He cooks for numerous presidential delegations, and recently had the opportunity to cook for the Vatican and the Pope. He is loved by many because of his humor and friendliness.

1 review for Private dinners

  1. Eli

    Chef Deniz cooked for us during our vacation in Istria. What an amazing experience! We had a great time, and an excellent three course meal. I highly reccomend everyone to try this unique opportunity.

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DescriptionHost a private catered lunch or dinner, indoors or outdoors for up to 60 people.Mediterranean dishes are mostly fish based but that does not mean there is no meat. Choose between these two (pasta or meat), or take mixed class (for the same price) and enjoy getting to know world famous cuisine. Every class consist of a visit to a green market (fresh ingredients for meals), cookingwine and olive oil tasting, hanging out and enjoying what you cooked (3 meals: starters, main course, dessert) in relaxed atmosphere.The top chef prepares a multi-course menu in front of you, and the dishes & couisine are of your choice. This is a perfect combination of excellent gourmet experience, in which you will have fun and enjoy in fine dining dishes and excellent wines. During the cooking show, our celebrated chef with experience working in London will tell you a story about food.Learn how to make traditional Istrian pasta called "pljukanci" and other pasta. Also, you will make a sauce to go with the pasta and find out many informations and possible recipes. Every class consist of a visit to a green market (fresh ingredients for meals), cookingwine and olive oil tasting, hanging out and enjoying what you cooked (3 meals: starters, main course, dessert) in relaxed atmosphere.Join us on our guided food, history and culture tour in the 3000 years old town of Pula. You will hear presentation about istrian food at Amfiteatar Culinary Center, where you will find out background story and taste local delicacies. A local guide will take you to the local green and fish market, where you will hear some local fishermen stories and taste some of the local delicacies. Did you know that local olive oil is considered best in the world? Have you heard about Istrian wine sort “malvazija”? Are you familiar with the fact that forest of Istria hide one of the most expensive white and black truffles? All of that you will try at Pula Food Tour. Last but not least, the fantastic day will end with gourmet dinner. One of the most creative croatian chef Deniz Zembo will prepare meal just for you, which combines best of local ingredients and modern techniques.It does not matter are you vegan, vegetarian or just curious about it. This class is made for everyone. Learn many quick & easy to make recipes and try something new and different but so tasty. Every class consist of a visit to a green market (fresh ingredients for meals), cookingwine and olive oil tasting, hanging out and enjoying what you cooked (3 meals: starters, main course, dessert) in relaxed atmosphere.
ContentWe strive to make hosting great by combining a personal chef experience (service included) with restaurant quality cuisine. Private dinners are usually for 5 do 15 people, but we have opportunity to cook them for 45 people. Motive can be birthday celebration, anniversaries, gourmet experience or something else. Usually we cook for guests or owners in their holiday homes, villas and yachts in whole Istria and Croatia, but it can be also organised in restaurant in Pula. Rent a chef offers a variety of cusines such as istrian, croatian, italian, asian or mediterranean. We can also accommodate to any special dietary requirments such as vegetarian, vegan, halal, gluten free or kosher. All you have to do is ask and we will prepare the menu to satisfy your preference. Read two blogs about previous experiences (with pictures and menu) from our private dinners:
  • private dinner in Poreč, Istria, link
  • private dinner in Brseč, Istria, link
  BASIC INFORMATIONS Availability: During the whole year Duration: As agreed Price: 110 euros per person (825 kunas) - The ingredients, food, beverages, serving, dishes, equipment, barbecue are included in price. Disclaimer: The price is approximate and depends on the menu and the number of people, it can be lower or higher. Additional information: + 385 91 615 60 86 - (call, text, Viber or WhatsApp)   ABOUT THE CHEF Deniz Zembo is one of the most recognized and awarded chefs in Croatia. He is a cooking enthusiast with 30 years of experience in gastronomy. The turning point was his stay in London, where he ran his own restaurant for years. After that experience, he brought first molecular gastronomy in Croatia with the famous restaurant "Le Mandrac" in Volosko. He cooks for numerous presidential delegations, and recently had the opportunity to cook for the Vatican and the Pope. He is loved by many because of his humor and friendliness.
Did you know that local olive oil is considered best in the world? Have you heard about Istrian wine sort “malvazija”? Are you familiar with the fact that forest of Istria hide one of the most expensive white and black truffles? All of that you will try in our cooking classes. Cooking class is the perfect combination of cooking and entertainment where, with the help of a professional chef, you can see first-hand how the locals live and eat. Every class consist of a visit to a green market (fresh ingredients for meals), cookingwine and olive oil tasting, hanging out and enjoying what you cooked (3 meals: starters, main course, dessert) in relaxed atmosphere.   BASIC INFORMATION Availability: During the whole year Suitability: couples, families (kids included), small groups... Prior cooking knowledge: NO needed Groups: 2 - 10 people Duration: 4 hours Place: Amfiteatar Culinary Center, Pula, Istria, Croatia Price: 79 euros per person - all included (ingredients, lunch, wine, meal, olive oil, gourmet gift) Extras: transfer to Pula from other cities in Istria like Rovinj, Poreč, Umag, Novigrad, Labin.. Additional information: + 385 91 615 60 86 - (call, text, Viber or WhatsApp) Booking: Reservation at least 24 hours in advance. For last minute bookings please make an inquiry.   SCHEDULE 10:00 - 10:30 - Visit to the Pula green market (to purchase fresh ingredients) 10:30 - 12:30 - Cooking 12:30 - 13:00 - Wine and olive oil tasting 13:00 - 14:00 - Eat what you have cookedIf you want a unique gastronomic experience, we are one of the few in Croatia that offers you that possibility. The cooking show gives you the ultimate hedonistic experience in which a professional chef prepares food in front of you. This fine dining experience includes several courses, and the best thing is that you choose the dishes and cuisine yourself, i.e. whether you want a local or an international story. Istrian, Mediterranean, Asian, and the menu can also include vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. An integral part of the story is hanging out with chef Deniz Zembo, who will tell you a story about food. This passionate chef had a restaurant in London, he cooked for the Vatican and different presidents and first brought molecular gastronomy to Croatia as well. Everything takes place at the Amfiteatar Culinary Center in Pula, and transfers are possible from all over Croatia.Did you know that local olive oil is considered best in the world? Have you heard about Istrian wine sort “malvazija”? Are you familiar with the fact that forest of Istria hide one of the most expensive white and black truffles? All of that you will try in our cooking classes. Cooking class is the perfect combination of cooking and entertainment where, with the help of a professional chef, you can see first-hand how the locals live and eat. Every class consist of a visit to a green market (fresh ingredients for meals), cookingwine and olive oil tasting, hanging out and enjoying what you cooked (3 meals: starters, main course, dessert) in relaxed atmosphere.   Availability: During the whole year Suitability: couples, families (kids included), small groups... Prior cooking knowledge: NO needed Groups: 2 - 10 people Duration: 4 hours Place: Amfiteatar Culinary Center, Pula Price: 66 euros per person - all included (ingredients, lunch, wine, meal, olive oil, gourmet gift) Extras: transfer to Pula from other cities in Istria like Rovinj, Poreč, Umag, Novigrad, Labin.. Additional information: + 385 91 615 60 86 - (call, text, Viber or WhatsApp) Booking: Reservation at least 24 hours in advance. For last minute bookings please make an inquiry.   SCHEDULE 10:00 - 10:30 - Visit to the green market (to purchase fresh ingredients) 10:30 - 12:30 - Cooking 12:30 - 13:00 - Wine and olive oil tasting 13:00-14:00 - Eat what you have cookedBASIC INFORMATION Availability: Whole year Groups: 2 - 10 people Duration: 4 hours Place: Wine tasting, Amfiteatar Culinary Center, Restaurant or street food Price: 110 euros (820 kuna) - all included (presentation, wine and cheese tasting, dinner) Extras: transfer from to Pula from other cities in Istria (Rovinj, Poreč, Umag, Novigrad, Labin). Additional information: + 385 91 615 60 86 - (call, text, Viber or WhatsApp) Booking: Reservation at least 24 hours in advance. For last minute bookings please make an inquiry.   SCHEDULE 10:00 - 10:30 - "Istrian food story" at Amfiteatar Culinary Center (presentation and degustation of istrian products) 10:30 - 11:45 - Pula green market (olive oil, honey, fruit & vegetables...) 12:00 - 12:45 - Pula walk tour 13:00 - 14:00 - Gourmet lunch by Deniz ZemboWhether you’re vegetarian, vegan or just want variety to your cooking this is the perfect course for you. Join Iva to discover fresh ways to cook with seasonal and local produce, whilst understanding how to plan, prepare and create the perfect vegan feast. In the process you will find out how to easy, affordable and delicious it can be to cook vegan.
Every class consist of a visit to a green market (fresh ingredients for meals), cookingwine and olive oil tasting and enjoying what you cooked (3 meals: starters, main course, dessert).
  BASIC INFORMATION Availability: During the whole year Suitability: couples, families (kids included), small groups... Prior cooking knowledge: NO needed Groups: 2 - 10 people Duration: 4 hours Place: Amfiteatar Culinary Center, Pula Price: 99 euros per person - all included (ingredients, lunch, wine, meal, olive oil, gourmet gift) Extras: transfer to Pula from other cities in Istria like Rovinj, Poreč, Umag, Novigrad, Labin.. Additional information: + 385 91 615 60 86 - (call, text, Viber or WhatsApp) Booking: Reservation at least 24 hours in advance. For last minute bookings please make an inquiry.   SCHEDULE 10:00 - 10:30 - Visit to the green market (to purchase fresh ingredients) 10:30 - 12:30 - Cooking 12:30 - 13:00 - Wine and olive oil tasting 13:00-14:00 - Eat what you have cooked
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