Perfectionist chef Jean-Christophe Novelli shot to fame on ITV's Hell's Kitchen and has his own catering service called Novelli Events. As seen in the July/August 2007 issue of Brides, the top chef picks his must-have spring starter to inspire you; why not try oysters with cream and Tabasco?

Fabric, £26 per metre, The Cloth House. Plate (part of 49-piece dinner service), £495; jug, £30, The Dining Room Shop. Napkin, similar available from Zara Home. Fork, similar available from David Mellor.