The first part is checking out fresh ingredients at a local grocer with Claudio.
“We normally decide what to cook when we’re at the store. Anything seasonal is always good and normally cheaper too. This time it was asparagus and beets. I don’t think I’d ever worked with them before. They’re so distinctive.”
Even if the menu is flexible, the boys like to get organised by agreeing on a price range first up and pitching in money together. Then different people can be dispatched to buy different ingredients or drinks.
Gustaf explains; “part of sharing costs is that it lets us eat things we wouldn’t normally eat, and discover new dishes as well as splurging on something really nice from time to time.”
Then comes assigning roles. The boys recommend apart from cooks, make an entertainer, or dj, or drinks maker, or table setters. So everyone feels like they’re a part of things and no-one gets swamped doing something that starts to become like work. Just be sure to swap roles for different matlag even if not everyone’s a natural chef.
“We have two guys in the crew that never really cook, they’re more like we’ll buy the wine, we can shop for the ingredients, but they’re also the absolute jokers of the crew. On their shoulders, they’re the entertainers. Actually sometimes they cook, and sometimes it’s sloppy but somehow it’s always really good too.” says Claudio.