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Private Dining by Chilli & Life

Seasonal produce, bold flavours, eclectic presentation and unique ingredients are the components that we combine to provide you with a bespoke and unforgettable private dining experience, in the comfort of your own home or location.

My speciality is spicy food and a lot of my dishes and menus are fusion. Taking inspiration and ingredients from some of my favourite cuisines. Nigerian, Chinese, Thai and French to name a few.

Chilli & Life Private Dining can provide a 3-5 course meal for between 2-20 people. Additionally, we also provide buffet style dining for up to 30 people. Whether you have a wedinng, special anniversary, an intimate valentines dinner or a birthday lunch you want to plan we can make it happen.

Chilli & Life Private Dining also offers a specialist wine pairing option by a qualified sommelier.


Chilli & Life menu, Bespoke Menu, Jara Menu, Brunch, Buffet

If you choose our chef privé services you will have the options of 3 types of private dining:

  • Chilli & Life Menu – A menu designed by me after an initial conversation over the phone to discuss your basic desires.

  • Bespoke Menu – A menu designed by you for you. Work together with me to create your perfect menu with the ingredients you love.

  • The Jara Private Dining Experience – An introduction to Nigerian food consists of a 5 course menu, guaranteed to get the whole table talking. Find out more below and at the bottom of this page.


Both the Chilli & Life menu and the Bespoke menu are available in two functions. The bistronomic menu which starts at €55 per person and the gastronomic menu which starts at €85 per person.

  • Bistronomic Menu – 3 courses similar to what you would find at a bistro restaurant. A minimum of 6 people required.
  • Gastronomic Menu – 3-5 courses of a superior standard. Exciting combinations, specialist ingredients and beautiful plating. A minimum of 2 people required.

Optional Extras

The following options can be added to any menu you choose:

  • Cocktail & Amuse Bouche 15€ per person
  • Wine pairing according to your budget
  • Cheese option 10€ per person
  • Hot drinks 10€ per person
  • Table decoration according to your budget

Brunch & Buffet Options

The Buffet Service is a self serve option for between 10-30 people offered in two formulas:

  • Tapas Buffet for your dinner aperitifs €50 per person
  • Family Style meal with big sharing plates €50 per person

The Brunch Service is a self serve option for up to 10-30 people offered in two formulas:

  • Silver Brunch €40 per person
  • Gold Standard brunch €80 per person/20 persons max

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Chilli & Life brings you ‘Jara’ an immersive culinary experience which showcases the richness and vibrancy of Nigerian Cuisine.

‘Jara’ Private Dining Experience

Using both traditional and modern cooking methods, the 5 course tasting menu will take you on a journey filled with punch, spice, flavour and the colours and warmth of a Nigerian home

The 5 course meal is cooked in your kitchen. Each course is then served to you at your table with an accompanying story of the origin and inspiration behind the dish. Be it the familiarity of flavours, or the experience of new surprising textures, this menu is sure to provide many conversation starters.

‘Jara’ is a slang word derived from the Yoruba language of Nigeria. It means to add extra or give a freebie after something has already been bought or paid for. For example, when serving a dish at a restaurant, customers can usually be found asking for ‘jara’, at which point the seller might give something extra at his or her discretion.

The Jara Private Dining Experience includes:

  • 5 course meal – an introduction to Nigerian Food;
  • Complimentary Jara welcome cocktail;
  • Printed keepsake menus;
  • Amuse bouche; and
  • Immersive story behind the dish.

Prices start at €90 per person.

Complete the experience with specially curated add ons like, a specialist wine pairing by a qualified sommelier, live musician or a playlist to accompany your meal.

How Does it Work?

Get in touch with me via email at [email protected] or via the contact form below. We can then schedule a telephone call and get your perfect private dining experience started!

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     5 reviews
     by Helen
    An unforgettable culinary experience. Highly reccomended.

    We had the absolute pleasure of having Jacinta as our chef during our retreat, and she truly made our experience unforgettable. Every meal she prepared was perfect, showcasing her incredible talent and dedication to her craft. The flavors, presentation, and variety of dishes were all outstanding.

    From breakfast to dinner, each meal was thoughtfully prepared and delicious, making our retreat an exceptional culinary journey. Her professionalism and warm personality added even more to the experience. Thank you, Jacinta, for making our retreat the best it could be. We can't wait to have you cook for us again!

     by Mortimer Munden
    Saveurs très intéressantes et gourmandes

    Ambiance chaleureuse, cadre insolite, cuisine délicieuse et atypique.
    Nous avons passé une très agréable soirée au cours de laquelle nous avons découvert une cuisine très riche et subtile à la fois, que l'on pourrai qualifier ''fusion''. En tout cas des saveurs très intéressantes et gourmandes.
    les vins séléctionnés étaient parfaitement en accord avec les plats.
    Nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir.

     by Margot Debure
    Je recommande vivement les cuisines secrètes

    Le lieu, l’atmosphère, le repas proposé tout était parfaitement allié et magnifiquement orchestré. Jusqu’à la musique d’ambiance par un musicien local et talentueux, j’ai été conquise.
    Jacinta a su nous proposer une cuisine de qualité, sincère et qui nous a fait voyager.
    Je recommande les yeux fermés pour tout événement, Jacinta saura donner vie à vos envies.

     by Fanguino
    Delicious dishes

    I had the pleasure several times to eat Jacinta’s dishes and let me tell you that is was outstanding. She can cook any type of food you like. She has a great organisation and is very clean. That is what I appreciated. It is only the beginning, I am so satisfied

     by Sarah Matthews
    A fabulous evening!

    Jacinta gave us the most fantastic evening meal for my daughters 30th birthday. She was so friendly from start to finish we really couldn't have asked for more. The service was great and the food delicious! Jacinta is a very knowledgable self taught cook who was happy to answer all our questions and really impressed our guests with all her dishes! We highly recommend the Beef Bourguignon - simply wonderful!