Last Friday, I got a chance to try out a new addition to London’s food scene. Dinnr is concept by ex Googler Michal Bohanes which aims to take the hassle out of preparing your meals by providing a variety of recipes and ingredients in the right quantities. Their unique selling point I suppose is that the food can be ordered online on the day and delivered to your office or home (central London) before it’s time for tea!
Now, I have to be honest I hate following recipes as I find the whole process of checking the measurements, timings etc stressful! Not that I can’t cook just most of my knowledge comes from watching my mother in the kitchen when I was younger. However, I was willing to give Dinnr a try. There is a variety of dishes on the site to order and the prices are pretty reasonable. I decided to opt for the Herb-roasted Salmon with Smashed Potatoes and Truffled Fennel Salad which serves 2 for 22 pounds. It arrived promptly two hours after I ordered to my workplace in a lovely brown bag.
Inside all the ingredients where nicely wrapped up in little brown packages and the food was fresh when I opened it up.
Also included was a step by step guide to preparing my meal with nutritional information.
Fairly easy start to recipe, I washed and boiled the potatoes with sea salt till they were soft.
While this was on the fire I started to prepare the salmon. Have to say I was pretty impressed with the quality, it arrived fresh and cool, organic from Waitrose.
This went into the oven for 20 mins on the middle shelf.
Next step the fennel salad:
Two ingredients I have never used to cook before; Fennel and Pecorino cheese, I thought the cheese was so delicious I had to stop myself nibbling on it before I had finished cooking. I will definitely buy this again when I go shopping.
The finished meal tasted lovely and the fennel salad had a lovely sweet and sharp flavour. Another great selling point for Dinnr is the fact that with your meal they include suggestions for wine and music which is very handy if you’re trying to impress a date.
Overall I was very impressed with the Dinnr service, for time pressed Londoners it is a god send and if you want to cook a meal for a loved one you will find the variety of recipes helpful. You do have to have some cooking ability for some of the recipes though. Also all the recipes are currently for servings of two so not so helpful if you have family of mouths to feed. A Lanky Girl rating:
For more information about Dinnr please visit https://www.dinnr.co.uk/