Amanda Holden, who is set for huge career change as she switches judging talent for documentary hosting, hosted an elegant Christmas dinner party at her home, enlisting the help of celebrity private chef Nisha Parmar.
The stunning tablescape was styled with eucalyptus and gold cutlery and candlesticks, with gold name tags for each of Amanda’s guests. Nisha posted a sneak peek into the food on offer at the party on her Instagram, which included a vegetarian spin on duck and pancakes with shredded oyster mushrooms, amritsar seabass in a roti taco, bombay bubble, and masala papad popcorn.
The private chef rose to culinary fame on BBC’s Masterchef UK and has since become one of the most popular names in celebrity private dining. Her signature dishes, which include authentic family recipes and travel-inspired Asian cuisine, have attracted a range of A-lister clients, including the TV star.
A few more dishes from the dinner party include Nisha’s signature Chilli Paneer Dumplings, Korean Lamb Cutlets and a Lemongrass Scallop Ceviche with winter citrus kick. Among the dinner party guests was Piers Morgan, with Nisha taking to Instagram to post a photo of the two of them, writing in the caption: “He might be Marmite, but I love Marmite! You were a joy @piersmorgan it was wonderful to feed you again!”
Over on Piers’ Instagram, he posted a photo from the table of Amanda with a look of bliss on her face. He wrote: “That moment when Amanda knows she’s nailed another fabulously entertaining dinner party….” complete with a laughing face emoji.
When she is not enlisting the help of a private chef, Amanda Holden recently revealed she often cooks in the nude and regularly spends time naked at her home. Speaking to OK!, Amanda said: “I spend a lot of time naked in my house. I like to cook naked, but that’s normally during barbecue season because I’m in the middle of sunbathing then I come in to do the tea.
“Chris can’t cook at all. If I’m working all day, I have to prep food for the kids because his idea of food is taramasalata, toast and a bag of Haribo!
She adds: “When there are in-laws around I’m less with everythinghanging out!"
Alongside cooking, Amanda clearly has a love of hosting as her lavish dinner party comes after she recently hosted a weekend of festive celebrations with more famous faces. Amanda, and some of her closest pals including Angela Griffin, Lisa Faulkner, Tamzin Outhwaite, Sarah Parish, Nicola Stephenson and Tracy-Ann Oberman joined up for theirannual Christmas traditionof a weekend away.
Amanda shared a photo of the group to her Instagram, writing: "Us. So many years together.. #christmas weekend."
Attendee, Lisa also wrote on Instagram: "A much much needed weekend away with my girls. Much of the time was spent chatting in our pjs but also eating and laughing and getting dressed up for each other."
She continued, "Nic, Ange and I always share a room just like the old days and to be with these brilliant beautiful strong funny women has been just what the doctor ordered.
I am very lucky to have you in my life and that we all still laugh and sit and give each other time. Here for you always."
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