Saturday, May 28, 2011

london eats: dinner by heston blumenthal

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X7LA
Tel: +44(0)20 7201 3833

When I told a few of my friends about my impending trip to London, most of the conversations ended up being somewhat like this...

Me: I'm stopping by London for a couple of days on the way to Paris.

Friend: Oh! Cool! Are you going to Fat Duck???????

Me: No....

Friend: Why not?! That's like the best restaurant in the world. Everyone goes or at least tries to visit when they're in London!

Me: Erm... it didn't cross my mind? And... no time???

Friend: Oh... 

Now the funny thing is since when did Fat Duck become synonymous with London? It isn't even there! But then of course I'm just being stupid and finding excuses for my "missing out" on a visit. There really just wasn't enough time since I was planning a full eating schedule in London and frankly, it just wasn't high up on my list of 'must-tries'.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

love, food & europe.

I've just got back from a 3 week food experience in London and various parts of France and I must say that it's been the experience of a lifetime. It wasn't my first visit but it was the first since I've started to appreciate food in a different way (not to mention with a bigger budget). There is so much to say and I just don't know where to begin. I'll promise I'll get down to it once I need a breather from studying. There are so many things I miss and one of it is just my Parisian breakfast. This is what it looked like almost every morning.