Eating in has never been such an occasion with a prolific selection of high-end restaurants offering delivery and ready-to-make meal kits. The makeaway.
With many restaurants forced to forgo serving sit down customers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, they're engaging with their customers in new and exciting ways through a range of innovative meal kits to prepare at home.
With this in mind, we rounded up a selection of great restaurants around the world offering makeaways. From the heady heights to Grant Achatz's iconic tabletop dessert to Massimo Bottura's colour-coded cooking fun.
This clip on the $100 to-go kit from Lord Stanley in California, gives you the idea:
Dominique Crenn's three Michelin starred Atelier Crenn is now offering a de-luxe pick up pescatarian kit for $145 per person with team members helping out with assembly and plating via recorded video.
Lord Jiu's, San Francisco
A new collaboration of food friendship between Lord Stanley and Mister Jiu's. has culminated in a '5-course Tasting Menu Kit' which comes complete with detailed instructions for assembly, reheating and at home plating. Dishes include; Poached and Cured Scallop with Cucumber, Dill and Purslane Raw Halibut with Kohlrabi and Slow Cooked Pork Coppa with Tomato, Mustard, and Sweet Corn in Espelette Oil.
Not yet officially open, this new rustic Italian restaurant from chef and owner Jacob Siwak, formerly of Olmsted was unable to open mid pandemic and is offering three course dinner kits ready in 20 mins for $30 per person instead. Order on Tock.
This small wild to table restaurant showcases local and organic produce from local farmers and in house techniques like pickling, brining, smoking, braising, and fermenting.
A spring four course tasting menu is $54 per person comes with easy to assemble instructions while 'Ready to eat and uncooked meal kits' include ramen and pasta dishes for $12 and $19 respectively. Order on tock.
Take a look at their ingenious creativity in the video below:
Discover a three Michelin starred dining experience at home courtesy of Chef César Ramirez.
Delivery and pickup available on Caviar.
Aquavit, New York
Emma Bengtsson entrusts her two Michelin starred nordic food into home cooks hands. A smorgasbord for two costs $75, and think of the the fun you'll have assembling mustard herring, hovmästar sauce shrimp, skagen egg salad, cheese, and potatoes crispbread with danish rye bread.
Order via Caviar.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York
Dan Barber was one of the first to innovate his supply chain into people's homes during the lock down. His resoucED boxes offer all you need for a healthy cook in at home. Take a look at his new kitchen farming project too!
Available on tock.
Cote, New York
Korean steakhouse Cote to go are offering an ultimate steak feast at home for two for $84. Order online through their website.
Grant Achatz was one of the first to push the envelope when it came to pivoting to pick up. He even recently celebrated the three Michelin star's 15th birthday by sending out his iconic table top dessert (watch how it's done in the clip below.) The menu changes regularly, and this is a chef not afraid to have fun. Watch Achatz at work plating here. Order through tock.
This flagship Seattle restaurant has led the way in pivoting to new food delivery ideas. There's everything on offer from father's day kits to family kits and cocktail kits. Order through tock.
Franceschetta 58, Modena
Massimo Bottura's team are kicking out generous colour coded meal kits from Osteria Francescana's little sister's kitchen. Part of the fun is unpacking the simple big flavours, from burgers to pasta, and nailing the plating!
Erba Brusca, Milan
This stalwart of farm to table cooking in Milan is offering generously sized meal kits drawing on chef Alice Delcourt's philosophy of locally sourced and vegetable driven flavourful dishes.
Purchase through their website.
Eugenio Boer's flagship restaurant are serving a selection of Italian favourites on their 'a casa' menu.
This buzzy London Japanese izakaya style joint is offering a master grill box for six to eight people for £195 alongside all the usual favourites. Order through the website.