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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal


Heston Blumenthal is by no means foreign to every person who loves good food and appreciates a creative mind. He is known for taking inspirations out of Alice in Wonderland and creating spectacular meals to wow you in your seats.

When I first heard of him a few years back, I had completely no clue about him so I did a little research etc and probably know him as the King of Sous Vide. He literally sous vides EVERYTHING! It made me really frustrated when I didn't used to own a Sous Vide machine so I'm like, heck! I can't even recreate all these in my kitchen haha. That being said, Thank you for introducing me to the world of Sous Vide because it is amazing.


Last May, a few friends and I journeyed to Melbourne and we finally got to eat at one of his restaurants, also known as Dinner. It was mighty confusing because we were having Lunch at Dinner. Geddit? You probably have to make reservations way in advance so do that if you're interested in heading over! They have one in Melbourne as well as in London, alongside Fat Duck, which is the original helmed restaurant by him.

I will warn you in advance that this post is filled mainly with MAJOR FOOD PORN shots.


Savoury Porridge
Garlic & parsley butter, grilled abalone, pickled beetroot & fennel

Frumenty
Grilled octopus, smoked sea broth, pickled dulse, lovage & spelt

Meat Fruit
Mandarin, chicken liver parfait & grilled bread
(not pictured)


The restaurant itself was splendid as well. You can take a good look into the kitchen featuring its famous pulley-operated spit roast. That's some state-of-the-art technology right there! If I were a chef, I would love to work in a kitchen like that. 

Outside of the kitchen, there is a room full of round table booths with lots of natural light pouring in. Everything is so bright and posh and nice. Really nice. I think that my general fear of eating in most celebrity or up-scale restaurants is that, everyone including the waiters, sommeliers and even the people there, would emit some sort of uppity vibe. Yet, I didn't get any of that from the waiters who served us. They were really kind and took time to explain the menu to us and the atmosphere was great.


Chicken cooked with Lettuces
Grilled onion emulsion, oyster leaf & spiced parsnip sauce

Fillet of Black Angus
Mushroom ketchup & fries

The steak for me was absolutely WINNING! It was like no other steak that I've ever had. Topped with bone marrow and panko crumbs, it literally melts in your mouth and it was the most orgasmic feeling ever known to mankind. 


Taffety Tart
Caramelised apple, wattle seed biscuit, Eucalyptus, fennel & blackcurrant sorbet

Tipsy Cake
Spit roast pineapple

(On the house)

DEFINITELY order the Tipsy Cake. It is one of their best sellers and I mean, they even made a whole spit roast machine just to spit roast the pineapples. How crazy is that! The warm pillowy brioche is to-DIE-for. Yes, do it. Order it.

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This has been one of the best meals I've ever had and I hope it will blow your mind as it did to mine.

Xo,
Amelia

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