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Is it actually possible or do you have to go on the waiting list and hope a famous person drops out?
would you let a bout of food poisoning put you off eating at the second best restaurant in the world?
it was an outbreak of the norovirus, something which happened all over the country and had nothing to do with the cooking.
and your meal sounds great, but it's a meal to eat in a similar form all through your life. the fat duck taste menu is a unique experience, something completely different from anything else you're ever likely to experience. does it really have no interest at all to you? can't you like the idea of both?
also, you should look into the Hinds Head Hotel. it's blumenthal's other restaurant and one that's devoted to traditional british cusine. might appeal..
and I couldn't. That's basically where I'm going with this.
They open up another day for bookings each day though.
and not my money.
I'll bear your advice in mind.
I couldn't wait for you forever.
the man speaks sense, you gotta love the italian food.
you're just dying for a rant here. don't hold back..
The Fat Duck isn't just a nice meal. It's a mixture of food and performance that feels a bit like taking good drugs. When I went it cost about £200 each all in for the 15 course tasting menu with wine. We were there for 4 hours. I didn't leave thinking that I'd been had, I left thinking I'd experienced something amazing that I'd recommend to everyone.
then i shall happily pay for you to go, just to see your reaction. you'd have to be post your responses to dis between each course though.
I'm going to the Ivy tonight - and that took two weeks in advance. And means I'll be eating peanut butter sandwiches for lunch for the rest of the month
because you forgot to book a table for your boss who is a bit of a monster and feign shit-scaredness that she's going to sack you...
it's worked for me :)
Might help to be a girl though.
you know these things. you know what a peppersorn sauce tastes like. obviously you'd prefer the meal described above. that's not the issue. what matters is whether you're curious about something different.
if at any given moment if someone asked for my ideal meal it would probably be oysters, followed by a thin cut argentian steak, and a summer pudding for dessert. but at some point in my life i want to try a bacon and egg ice cream.
are you absolutely certain that you know more about how to serve food than a man with 3 michelin stars and a strong interest in neuro-linguistic programming?
at how close-minded and reactionary this board is. i know i should let it go but i find it fascinating how easily people can dismiss things, especially those that might, just possibly, be really amazing.
but when it comes to criticising the actual recipes... Snail porridge? Bacon and egg ice cream? Yeah, Heston probably didn't think those through. Imagine how many Michelin stars he'd have if he stopped fucking about. A million, I bet!
I'd probably love all of them. As mentioned it's just this particular gimmick of the ipod that I dislike.
people's amusing lines twat.
that you're so proud of being a philistine.
that cooking can be an art form? If you carry on like this it might be a bit of an icy atmosphere when you take KiK to the Fat Duck after making your millions
he's a philistine because he enjoys criticising civilisation and it's effiminate influence on people. he likes to play the barbarian.
"If i'm hungry i want something to eat, if it tastes alright that's a bonus" - that's the language of a man who's proud to be primitive, free of societies delusion that food can be something more than fuel.
as to our trip to the fat duck, it's still on. we've called each other far worse things on these boards than philistine. i think i wrote something about him getting glassed in the face further up...
I want to eat his fantastic food not listen to the sound of the sea through an ipod
that he's pretty good at what he does and he puts more effort into doing it than i have anything in my whole damn life. i'd probably trust him on the issue just out of respect for both the talen and the effort. if it turned out to be rubbish, no harm done.
We had to book 9 months in advance, and yes it was extremely expensive (my parents were paying though!) but it was an amazing experience. The sounds of the sea thing was gimmicky yes, but the bacon and egg ice cream was actually a sort of egg ice cream thing with sugared bacon and other stuff, it was meant to be breakfast for desert and it was great! Also, the snail porridge was delicious, I loved it!
Overall, it was fantastic and totally worth it!
they take bookings up to one month in advance and they start taking bookings from the first day of the month - on this day all the bookings go.
so call on the first day of the month.
so get up get up get up and book the fat duck
i dont get it.
although the website and the recorded message when you phone up both say that booking opens *two* months in advance. I'm still a little bit confused, to be honest.