The legendary chef, founder of The Fat Duck which has secured a place in culinary history as a ‘temple to British cuisine’, is no stranger to Londoners or tourists. With a slew of global television appearances in his portfolio, Blumenthal has come to epitomize the best of British gastronomy. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, his latest venture devoted to traditional British cuisine, was opened in 2011, won a Michelin star in 2012 and again in 2014.
Traditional cuisine with a modern twist
Blumenthal is known for his artistic presentation of food as well as for respecting the time-honoured traditions of his nation’s culinary history. You have to see the Meat Fruit (circa 1500) to believe it. A delicate chicken liver mousse encased in a textured (!) gelatin coat resembling a mandarin has won the hearts of diners and critics, alike.
If restaurants could be deemed as heritage monuments, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal would surely be on the list.