Sunday Lunch at the Fat Duck

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I haven’t blogged for ages, mainly as I don’t have much to talk about, and also as I’m now using Twitter for my day-to-day postings. That’s changed somewhat, as today I was lucky enough to enjoy Sunday lunch at the Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant.

We had the taster menu, which is a 20-course spectacular including the famous snail porridge and bacon and egg ice cream. From start to finish it was a wonderfully presented sensory overload. One course turns up on a bed of steaming dry ice, another comes with an iPod playing sea sounds. Some are prepared at the table by the serving staff by cooking mainly those involving liquid nitrogen.

To my surprise, I enjoyed every single dish, including the more unusual ones and the sea food dishes. It’s amazing how much flavour is packed into the sauces and foams.

The only bit that wasn’t much fun was receiving the bill at the end — it’s definitely a “once in a lifetime” lunch.

A big thank you to my sister for booking the table, and also to my Dad for looking after William while we were out.

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Posted at 22:35:00 BST on 10th May 2009.

About Matt Godbolt

Matt Godbolt is a C++ developer working in Chicago in the finance industry.