Giorgio Locatelli is Britain's favourite Italian chef and celebs love his restaurant Locanda Locatelli. As seen in the July/August 2007 issue of Brides, the top chef picks his must-have autumn starter to inspire you; why not try pheasant ravioli? Locatelli says: "An autumn menu should begin with rich and earthy flavours, and finish with a crisp dessert to cleanse the palette."

Lace tablecloth, £8; fork, 20p, both to hire, Idyllic Days. Plate, £10.95, Summerill&Bishop. Wine glass, £3.75, Divertimenti. Water glass, £9.95, The Conran Shop.