The Fat Duck, Bray, England

The Fat Duck
High Street
Bray, Berkshire
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1628.580.333

The Fat Duck has been voted Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant magazine in 2005 and was awarded 3 Michelin stars. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 it was voted Best Restaurant in the UK. It is owned by chef Heston Blumenthal. The restaurant is known for its menu of unusual dishes, created following the principles of molecular gastronomy.

The tasting menu costs £160 per person, and consists of the following:

Jelly of Quail, Crayfish Cream
Chicken Liver Parfait, Oak Moss and Truffle Toast

Snail Porridge
Iberico Bellota Ham, Shaved Fennel

Roast Foie Gras
Barberry, Braised Konbu and Crab Biscuit

Mock Turtle Soup
"Mad Hatter Tea"

"Sound of the Sea"
To be eaten while listening to ocean sounds from an iPod inside the shell. Raw tuna, halibut and mackeral.

Salmon Poached in Licorice Gel
Asparagus, Vanilla Mayonnaise and Golden Trout Roe

Lamb with Cucumber
Onion and Dill Fluid Gel

Black Forest Gateau
Kirsch Ice Cream and the smell of the Black Forest

Rhubarb Tart

Taffety Tart

Egg and Bacon Ice Cream with Pain Perdu

All images from: Wall Street Journal, londonfood.typepad.com and theedgeofmadness.com


Egerton House - London, England

Egerton House Hotel
17-19 Egerton Terrace
Knightsbridge, London
Tel: +44 (0) 20 758 92412

The Egerton House is a boutique hotel in a 1843 townhouse, located in London's prestigious Knightsbridge area. Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Sloane Street and Kings Road are just a short walk away. Its 30 rooms and suites are meticulously furbished and house original artworks from Picasso, Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec.

Rooms & Suites
Be sure to try their afternoon tea, a great British tradition, which takes place every afternoon in the Drawing Room (first photo of this post).
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