Chef Tom Kerridge selling £195 Christmas beef wellington DIY kit that fans say is a 'rip off'

Top chef Tom Kerridge announced his coveted luxury Christmas Box for the festive season, providing the public with a do-it-at-home dinner. The owner of the two Michelin star Hand & Flowers shared the news on his social media, showing off his culinary skills while preparing his Christmas Beef Wellington.

In a lengthy post on Instagram Tom said: “It’s approaching that time of year again guys and I’m super excited to launch this year’s Christmas Beef Wellington Box. For a change from the traditional turkey dinner, or for the ultimate Boxing day feast, this is sure to provide the ultimate indulgent Christmas meal.

“Handmade Beef Wellington, 30-day aged, organic, British beef fillet, wrapped in a Black Truffle Duxelle and Herb Crepé and All Butter Puff Pastry. Accompanied by Pigs in Blankets with a Red Wine Sauce, (all you need to do is add your own roast potatoes and veg). Followed by delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce and Christmas Spiced Butter.

“Everything has been pre-prepared and par-cooked by my team of chefs at Lush by Tom Kerridge. To create the most decadent festive meal simply follow the step-by-step cooking instructions. (I’ve also included my recipes for you to make the best roasties and brussel sprouts).

“Go through the link in my bio to find out more or to pre-order yours today. *p.s. If you order yours before the 18th November, you’ll receive an extra festive gift from my friends at M&S. Big love & give it some wellie! Tom X.”

The box, to serve four people, included a 30-day aged, organic, British beef fillet with a black truffle Duxelle and herb crepe, wrapped in all butter puff pastry – weighing 1.2kg; ‘pigs in blankets’ made from Cumberland sausages and smoked streaky bacon; and a red wine sauce to serve. As this is all the box contains, you’ll have to provide the roasties and other veg sides yourself.

food, chef tom kerridge selling £195 christmas beef wellington diy kit that fans say is a 'rip off'

He caught attention for the price of his steak and chips dinner back in the summer

For dessert Tom also included a traditional sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and Christmas spiced brandy butter. He’s also chucking in salted caramel fudge petit fours for good measure.

And what does it cost for such a meal? The box will set customers back a whopping £195, which can “generously” serve four people, which works out to £48.75 per person. Tom’s post racked up 7,780 likes and hundreds of comments, but not everyone was impressed with the Christmas meal.

One person wrote: “The only place this should end up is on rip off Britain. 195 come on chef ur having a laugh ain’t ya.”

food, chef tom kerridge selling £195 christmas beef wellington diy kit that fans say is a 'rip off'

Tom runs the UK’s only two Michelin star pub, the Hand & Flowers in Marlow

Another couldn’t believe the price, writing “How f#*^ing much ????” while a third said, “Looks amazing but £195.”

A fourth joked: “Looks like I’ll have to try and get into the family vault at Gringots.”

Back in August the chef defended the price of his steak and chips dinner, which costs £85 at his pub. He explained how the prices are calculated, saying how he’d be “lucky” to make nearly ten per cent’s worth of profit on the dish.

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