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Fat Duck-Bray

tattud_gurl Jul 11, 2006 07:05 PM

I just read an article about Fat Duck in my US Vogue issue for July. Pretty cool. Someday I'll make it there.

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  1. zuriga1 RE: tattud_gurl Jul 12, 2006 06:29 AM

    Start saving up your £££. :-)

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      Moz RE: tattud_gurl Jul 12, 2006 11:43 PM

      I love that place, been there 3 times and it never dissapoints but always cleans out your wallet. Just finished an excellent book on Heston Blumenthal (Chef at the Fat Duck) and was amazed that he has no formal training. I still think fondly of the The Duck confit/pea shooter presented to me in a test tube a few years back.

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        Withnail42 RE: Moz Aug 11, 2006 12:05 PM

        What was the name of the book? It sounds interesting.

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          TexasToast RE: Withnail42 Aug 11, 2006 12:07 PM

          Wasn't The Fat Duck named "Best Restaurant in the World" last year by some mag?


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            Moz RE: Withnail42 Aug 13, 2006 04:30 PM

            Its called Tough Cookies by Simon Wright and its a book in 4 parts, each about a chef: Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Marcus Wareing and Saun Hill. Its not particularly well written but interesting nontheless.

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          Kerstin RE: tattud_gurl Jul 23, 2006 10:00 PM

          My father and I ate there this Spring. Bray is gorgeous and very romantic. Food was very interesting~ would I return? Not necessarily~ it was hardly the best food I've eaten~ especially for those prices. However, it was definitely the most unique food I had ever tasted, and the palate cleanser that stood out was a sorbet dipped in liquid nitrogen. Without wine we spent more than $400. I would try the tasters menu~ "when in Rome..." and all that. Bon Appetit!

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            Tony Finch RE: Kerstin Aug 11, 2006 07:12 PM

            How did you manage to spend more than $400 without wine? The tasting menu costs £97 each.The carte is less. You must be big tippers.

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              TexasToast RE: Tony Finch Aug 11, 2006 11:14 PM

              Maybe there were two more people with them?


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                PekoePeony RE: Tony Finch Aug 13, 2006 06:28 AM

                The exchange rate is really bad right now, about $1.9 = 1 pound. So a 97 pound tasting menu is almost $200 per person, not including tax and tip.

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                  Tony Finch RE: PekoePeony Aug 13, 2006 11:41 AM

                  Jesus.I didn't realise.I stand corrected.

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