Could we be seeing a trend? Around the same time that Danish chef René Redzepi announced plans to transplant Noma to Japan for a two-month culinary stint, Heston Blumenthal revealed he’s be doing something similar with The Fat Duck, one of Britain’s most famous restaurants, located in the village of Bray outside London.
Blumenthal will close up shop for six months in 2015, relocating his team for Melbourne for a temporary restaurant at the Crown Melbourne Resort starting in February 2015. By doing so, Blumenthal will be celebrating his Michelin three-starred restaurant’s 20th birthday by fulfilling a dream that’s been two years in the making.
As quoted by The Guardian, the chef said the menu would be imported from the Bray restaurant, "It's somewhere between 12 and 18 courses, it's four hours of eating and it's pure, total theatre – like falling down a rabbit hole into a wonderland.” After the operation’s departure, the Crown Melbourne Resort's restaurant will be rebranded Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. For more information, visit www.thefatduck.co.uk