The impact that Heston Blumenthal has had on the world of fine dining is staggering, especially given that he’s entirely self-taught. At groundbreaking restaurants like The Fat Duck and Dinner by Heston, Blumenthal broke the mould, introducing new scientific cooking techniques and a multi-sensory approach to dining that has influenced a generation of chefs.
The latter of those restaurants has come to Dubai and is housed in the magnificent Atlantis The Royal hotel on The Palm Jumeirah. The interiors are chic and bordering on industrial - a heavy colour palette of dark browns, greys and blacks makes the restaurant feel sleek and elegant, and there are pops of colour from the grass green chairs.
The menu at Dinner by Heston revolves around Blumenthal’s insatiable curiosity when it comes to historic British recipes. That interest resulted in a book, and later a restaurant, which examines the roots of British cuisine going back to the 1300s, serving contemporary, innovative takes on those historical dishes. The most famous of those is the iconic Meat Fruit, which appears to be a mandarin, but is in fact a sphere of smooth chicken liver parfait covered in mandarin jelly. World-renowned Dinner by Heston favourites such as the Meat Fruit, the Savoury Porridge and the Tipsy Cake will all be on the menu at Dinner by Heston Dubai.
A meal at a Heston Blumenthal would be the same without a bit of tableside theatre and there will be plenty of that too at Dinner by Heston Dubai, including a Nitrogen Ice Cream Trolley which visits the table at the end of your meal, offering a range of ice creams to finish the meal, all frozen via liquid nitrogen.