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Matt Preston launches the ultimate ‘boxed dinner’ with Marley Spoon including roast chicken

A dinner in a box: Matt Preston from Masterchef launches a new group meal prep kit – complete with cocktails, roast chicken and crispy duck fat potatoes

  • Former Master Chef judge Matt Preston has put together a ‘dinner party in a box’ menu
  • He said he designed the $ 139 party for four people to bring people back together
  • The party consists of a two-course menu with roast chicken and matching cocktails
  • Matt has previously shared his tips for a dinner party – including lots of preparation

Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston created the ultimate dinner in a box to feed four people – complete with an extravagant two-course party and matching cocktails.

The famous Australian food critic has teamed up with meal delivery service Marley Spoon and gin brand Tanqueray to launch the specially formulated box for the winter – and it includes everything a budding chef needs to create a unique dining experience like no other. set.

The $ 139 box contains the recipes and ingredients needed to make a main dish of roast saskia beer chicken with duck fat potatoes, bread sauce, buttered Dutch carrots, and classic butter lettuce salad with vinaigrette and croutons.

You will also receive the ingredients for a dark chocolate mousse with ‘shimmering’ almonds and a bottle of Tanqueray London Dry with cocktail ingredients and recipes.

Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston created the ultimate dinner in a box to feed four people - complete with roast chicken and roast duck fat potatoes (pictured)

Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston created the ultimate dinner in a box to feed four people – complete with roast chicken and roast duck fat potatoes (pictured)

Buyers of the $ 139 box will enjoy roast chicken, duck fat potatoes, carrots, and salad with matching cocktails as a main dish (photo)

Buyers of the $ 139 box will enjoy roast chicken, duck fat potatoes, carrots, and salad with matching cocktails as a main dish (photo)

They then get a dark chocolate mousse with glistening almonds (photo) for dessert

They then get a dark chocolate mousse with glistening almonds (photo) for dessert

Buyers of the $ 139 box will enjoy roast chicken, duck fat, carrots, and salad with matching cocktails as a main dish (left), before getting almond dark chocolate mousse for dessert (right)

What’s on the menu?

* MAIN DISH: Roast Saskia beer chicken with duck fat potatoes and bread sauce.

* SIDES: Buttered Dutch Carrots and classic butter lettuce salad with vinaigrette and croutons.

* DESSERT: Dark chocolate mousse with glistening almonds.

* COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS (for one cocktail): 30 ml Tanqueray gin, 150 ml Fever Tree Tonic, a sprig of fresh tarragon, a slice of white grapefruit.

If you want to upgrade, you can pay $ 169 to get a bottle of Tanqueray No. 10 instead of the regular London Dry.

This is a small batch of gin made with fresh citrus fruits and comes with its own paired recipe.

“I want to help people provide the perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends and family – something we’ve all missed in recent months,” said Matt.

What better way to enjoy winter than by sharing an epic roast?

“I made the recipe exclusively for this collaboration, it is full of heart and soul and is made for those who crave a real pub roast.”

The box is available between Friday July 24 and Sunday August 30 and you can book in advance from Wednesday July 8.

Matt added that the box’s release is perfectly timed for every Christmas in July celebrations.

The famous Australian food critic (pictured) has teamed up with food delivery service Marley Spoon and gin brand Tanqueray to launch the specially formulated box for the winter

The famous Australian food critic (pictured) has teamed up with food delivery service Marley Spoon and gin brand Tanqueray to launch the specially formulated box for the winter

The famous Australian food critic (pictured) has teamed up with food delivery service Marley Spoon and gin brand Tanqueray to launch the specially formulated box for the winter

Matt previously shared his ultimate dinner tips - including planning in advance with a list and also preparing as much in advance as possible (Matt's winter party pictured)

Matt previously shared his ultimate dinner tips - including planning in advance with a list and also preparing as much in advance as possible (Matt's winter party pictured)

Matt previously shared his ultimate dinner tips – including planning in advance with a list and also preparing as much in advance as possible (Matt’s winter party pictured)

Matt previously shared his ultimate dinner tips – including planning ahead with a list.

“List what you need and what needs to be done,” he told FEMAIL.

“And it sounds obvious, but invite those you love around to add the ingredient you can’t buy – laughter!”

Matt also said that you should opt for a menu where the majority can be prepared in advance so you don’t have to spend time sweating in the kitchen when your guests are there.

Matt said the menu is designed to bring people back together to reconnect and share food, and it's perfect for Christmas in July (the menu shown)

Matt said the menu is designed to bring people back together to reconnect and share food, and it's perfect for Christmas in July (the menu shown)

Matt said the menu is designed to bring people back together to reconnect and share food, and it’s perfect for Christmas in July (the menu shown)

“Show your guests that you’ve really thought about the details, not just the food. You could make a unique cocktail that matches the food they are going to enjoy, ”he said.

Matt added that you should always end up on a ‘high note’ – with a breathtaking dessert that sticks in people’s minds.

For more information on the Matt Preston ‘boxed dinner’ for the winter, click here.

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