Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

As my hard drive clean-up continues, today I’ll show you one of the most memorable meals I’ve had in London, at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel…

Chef Blumenthal spent years combing through centuries worth of old British cookbooks to create the historically-based menu he’s serving here, each dish credited with the date it was originally conceived. Here’s look at the unforgettable meal I had there that took me on a trip into Britain’s culinary past…

No, this is not an orange…

This dish is called “Meat Fruit”…

Created circa 1500, this edible mandarin orange “skin” is stuffed with an ethereal chicken liver parfait and served with grilled bread…

From 1720, Salamagundy, a starter of chicken oysters, salsify, marrow bone and horseradish cream…

The Roast Iberico Pork Chop with Robert sauce from 1820, the best pork chop I have EVER eaten…

Tipsy Cake from 1810, with spit roasted pineapple…

And a quick espresso and biscotti to end the evening, if I recall correctly…

This was an absolutely stunning dining experience. I cannot recommend Dinner highly enough!

DINNER BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

66 Knightsbridge

London SW1X 7LA

United Kingdom

+44-20-7201-3833

http://www.mandarinoriental.com/london/fine-dining/dinner-by-heston-blumenthal/