The Fat Duck, UK

Dishes consumed and converted into a Food Baby in December 2013.

 

Summary:

Name – The Fat Duck

Cuisine – British

Price – $$$$ (The Degustation Menu)

Area – Bray, UK

Meal – Lunch every day excluding Monday and Dinner every day excluding Sunday

Website - http://www.thefatduck.co.uk/

Starter:

“Precision planning was required to fulfill one of our life’s goals – ‘The Fat Duck experience’. As soon as the bookings were open, exactly two months prior to our trip, it was multiple internet browser spamming time. We were extremely lucky  to obtain the lunch booking, one Friday afternoon in December. Heston is renowned globally for his theatrical experience dining. What a fabulous experience it was.

Note: Please note that there are food spoilers below. Half the fun for us was not knowing what was coming next…”

The Food:

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View from the outside

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Table setting view

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Inside decor view

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Table setting view

Airated beetroot cleanser

Airated beetroot cleanser

Nitro poached apertifs - Vodka and Lime sour and Tequila and grapefruit

Nitro poached apertifs – Vodka and Lime sour and Tequila and grapefruit

Nitro poached apertifs - Vodka and Lime sour and Tequila and grapefruit

Nitro poached apertifs – Vodka and Lime sour and Tequila and grapefruit

Tea flight

Tea flight

Red Cabbage Gazpacho - Pommery grain mustard icecream

Red Cabbage Gazpacho – Pommery grain mustard icecream

Jelly of quail, crayfish cream - chicken liver parfait, oak moss, and truffle toast

Jelly of quail, crayfish cream – chicken liver parfait, oak moss, and truffle toast

Sheet Cleanser

Sheet Cleanser

Snail porridge - Iberico bellota ham and shaved fennel

Snail porridge – Iberico bellota ham and shaved fennel

Bread with butter

Bread with butter

Roast Foie Gras - Barberry, Confit kombu and crab biscuit

Roast Foie Gras – Barberry, Confit kombu and crab biscuit

Matt Hatters Tea Party invite

Matt Hatters Tea Party invite

Mad Hatters Tea Party - Mock turtle soup, pocket watch and toast sandwitch

Mad Hatters Tea Party – Mock turtle soup, pocket watch and toast sandwitch

Mad Hatters Tea Party - Mock turtle soup, pocket watch and toast sandwitch

Mad Hatters Tea Party – Mock turtle soup, pocket watch and toast sandwitch

Mad Hatters Tea Party - Mock turtle soup, pocket watch and toast sandwitch

Mad Hatters Tea Party – Mock turtle soup, pocket watch and toast sandwitch

Mad Hatters Tea Party - Mock turtle soup, pocket watch and toast sandwitch

Mad Hatters Tea Party – Mock turtle soup, pocket watch and toast sandwitch

Mad Hatters Tea Party - Mock turtle soup, pocket watch and toast sandwitch

Mad Hatters Tea Party – Mock turtle soup, pocket watch and toast sandwitch

Sound of the sea

Sound of the sea

Sound of the sea

Sound of the sea

Salmon poached in licorice gel - artichokes, vanilla mayonnaise and golden trout roe

Salmon poached in licorice gel – artichokes, vanilla mayonnaise and golden trout roe

Salmon poached in licorice gel - artichokes, vanilla mayonnaise and golden trout roe

Salmon poached in licorice gel – artichokes, vanilla mayonnaise and golden trout roe

Saddle of Venison

Saddle of Venison - beetroot sobice, risotto of spelt and umbles

Saddle of Venison – beetroot sobice, risotto of spelt and umbles

Cleanser

Cleanser

Hot and Iced tea

Hot and Cold Iced tea

Botrytis Cinerea

Botrytis Cinerea

Botrytis Cinerea

Botrytis Cinerea

Eggs in verjus, Verjus in eggs

Eggs in verjus, Verjus in eggs

Eggs in verjus, Verjus in eggs

Eggs in verjus, Verjus in eggs

Whisk(e)y Wine Gums

Whisk(e)y Wine Gums

Like a kid in a sweet shop

Like a kid in a sweet shop

The queen of hearts

The queen of hearts

Rating:

Overall rating: 5/5 Food Addiction

Food: 5/5 Food Addiction

Ambiance: 5/5 Food Addiction

Service: 5/5 Food Addiction

“Lunch this one Friday afternoon, was an experience my husband and I will never forget.

The pre-dining video sent by The Fat Duck built up suspense and a sense of excitement. We were able to relax and take in the beautiful country side views on our train and taxi ride from London to Bray. Wandering aimlessly around the area because we couldn’t find the entrance… priceless! The restaurant decor was traditional, simple, elegant, beautiful. The restaurant itself was small, with low ceilings. This made me feel at home.

The staff were simply amazing. They were welcoming, friendly, professional, attentive and knowledgeable. The highlight of service was that all the staff signed our menu as a wedding present to my husband and I.

The food was just exquisite in many ways. The presentation was ingenious, the combination food concepts were simply amazing, the food was fresh and tasty. The most inspiring and perfectly executed dish I have ever eaten was the Mad Hatters Tea Party. It was as if we were transported to Alice in Wonderland ourselves. My husband and I both felt very satisfied and were overdue for birth (from our amazing food babies) after this amazing meal. Although the price tag was  dear, it is an experience that you must try for yourself.

Thank you Heston for designing this amazing experience. A huge thanks to the staff that day who executed the plan and made this a day to remember.”
The Fat Duck on Urbanspoon

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Melbourne Food Baby

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