Thursday, July 30, 2009
Last week my boyfriend and I belatedly celebrated his 30th birthday with a trip to The Fat Duck. For all the non-foodies out there, The Fat Duck is chef Heston Blumenthal’s three Michelin starred restaurant in the idyllic village of Bray, England. This temple to molecular gastronomy is second only to Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli on Restaurantmagazine’s Top 50 Restaurants in the World list.
The entire meal was amazing, particularly the Roast Foie Gras course and the “Not-So-Full English Breakfast” dessert. The only part of the meal I didn’t care for was the “Sound of the Sea” dish, in which I found the fish to be a bit too fishy and the giant iPod-sporting conch shell with noises of screeching seagulls a bit too hokey.
The rest of the meal, from the Champagne aperitif to the parting gift of a bag of sweets, was divine. I’ll let the menu speak for itself.