After some hassle I managed to get at table at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. You might understand my excitement. It was to the point that I was so looking forward I could barely sleep due to happiness.
At this point most sane people might start to consider whether their hobby is really healthy or not…
Showered with accolades, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants. Having spent years researching and exploring Britain’s gastronomic past, Blumenthal and Executive Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts consulted with food historians and spent endless hours at The British Library in search of ideas. The result is a menu that has achieved worldwide recognition from food critics, chefs and customer alike.
Well, I headed to the Mandarin Oriental where the restaurant is located and started with a drink in the Mandarin bar. Had a #51 Fizz containing Snow Queen vodka, peach pureé, Frangelico, yuzu, Champagne and peach bitters.
When table was ready I was seated in the restaurant and had a look at the menu. This was also meant to be an inspiration for the birthday dinner that was about to come.
Did my suggestions and was served bread with nice flavors and a hard crust.
First dish was the meat fruit. The most exiting thing for this evening and something I’ve been so curious about ever since I mad it my self for last Halloween dinner. I can tell you I was on edge! And it looked great.
Then I tasted it and let me tell you that I don’t think I could hide my twisted feelings. I was in limbo! I didn’t know if I should feel disappointed. Or happy. Or just extremely proud?! It tasted EXACTLY the same as the one I made. #whatthehellamireallythatgood
I took the cab back (look mum, very responsible…) because I was so full. Must admit that I didn’t really recognize the feeling at first…
Expectations: To try the meat fruit and compare it to my Halloween edition. Find inspiration for upcoming Birthday Dinner 2017.
Dress code: Comfortable. They welcome diners from the age of 4 years and above. I would recommend a smart casual with room for food.
Service: Well dressed and knowledgeable waiters.
Food: High class with lots of flavors and layers.
Ambiance and venue: Back ground noise but not too tiring, venue quite modern with kitchen behind glass wall. View of Hyde Park. Just enough attentive waiters.
Drinks: A wine list in different price ranges. Not so many on half-bottles.
The chair: A quite comfortable sofa.
Money worth? Yes, it’s an experience.