30/05/2008

The strangest meal





I don't know how this week ended up being such a culinary one, but there was a few birthdays that had to be celebrated this month. I guess we're at that age now when food is king and is the best way to celebrate. Well, it doesn't come any weirder than at The Fat Duck, a three Michelin star restaurant (probably the one and only time I'll eat in one) outside London where you get served nitro-poached green tea and lime mousse as your introductory taster. It was the strangest and funniest dining experience of my life, where else do you get to eat nitro-scrambled egg and bacon ice cream or snail porridge? With one of the dishes you had to wear headphones with the sound of the sea lapping against the shore and sea gulls screeching in your ears while you ate something that looked and kind of tasted like a beach. Unfortunately I was too confused and enjoying myself too much to take a picture of it and now I have a bit of a sore tummy... I think I just want a cheese sandwich right now thank you very much ;)

Menu bigger here.

5 comments:

  1. Det ser inte så där himla gott ut, men det låter ju helt fantastiskt kul! Jag följer med nästa gång :)

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  2. wow! it really is as good as everyone says then.
    we did a tasting menu in france at the weekend and had soup made from sea water but your sounds of the sea definitely top that!
    was the snail porridge nice?

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  3. wow thats the strangest thing ive ever heard! im curious, although im not sure if i want to try it:)but your photos look really interesting!

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  4. the snail porridge was pretty tasty, it was three snails on green "porridge" but the consistency was more saucy. the more I think about it the stranger it is. I don't think I could do it again! I found a picture of the sound of the sea on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52391789@N00/526693529/

    the foam tasted of sea water, the "sand" had the texture of sand and grit and was sweet and the middle part was oysters and seaweed... and that's what it tasted like!

    also found a pic of the said porridge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52391789@N00/526512892/

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  5. åh vad kul! jag följer också med nästa gång ;)

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