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Where Is Dinner By Heston Blumenthal In London, What’s On Ashley Palmer-watts’ Menu And Who Is Head Chef Jonny Glass?

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HESTON Blumenthal’s restaurant Dinner was the first eatery he opened in London.

The venue opened its doors in 2011, and has a sister restaurant of the same name in Melbourne, Australia.

Dwayne Senior – The Sunday Times   Ashley Palmer-Watts is the executive chef at The Fat Duck Group

Where is Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London?

Dinner is located inside the Mandarin Oriental, a luxury five star hotel opposite Hyde Park and next to Knightsbridge tube station.

The restaurant received its first Michelin star in 2012, and a second in 2014.

And in 2013 it was named as the seventh best restaurant in the world.

It has a selection of menus, an la carte, a set lunch menu and a chef’s table experience.

Channel 4 Heston opened Dinner in 2011

Nine dinner courses of the latter will set you back £225 per person, but promises a ‘behind the scenes dining experience’.

It says: “The Chef’s Table offers an intimate insight into the energy and activity of the kitchen.

“Accommodating four to six guests, a bespoke menu, created by Chef Director Ashley Palmer-Watts, will be served direct to your table by the chef.”

What’s on Ashley Palmer-Watts’ menu?

The concept behind Dinner focuses on the fusion of history with modern day cooking, with each dish naming the year it was commonly enjoyed.

Some examples from the a la carte menu include meat fruit, £21, circa 1500, roast marrowbone circa 1720, £19.50, earl grey tea cured salmon, circa 1730, £19.50.

And a selection of historical mains include powdered duck breast, £44, circa 1850, spiced squab pigeon, circa 1780 costing £44, and a 1390s chicken and cauliflower dish, £44.

Heston is said to be “fascinated” by historic gastronomy.

The set £45 lunch menu at Dinner

Starters:

Hay Smoked Salmon

Dressed snails

Mains:

Lemon Sole & Admiral sauce

Roast Quail

Desserts:

Millionaire Tart

Rhubarb & Cardamom Custard Tart

British Cheese (£9.50 surcharge)

 

The restaurant’s website says: “The savoury ice creams of the late 1800’s, the theatre of the Tudor dining experiences and the dishes of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland all resonated with his unique approach to cooking.

“Dedicated to the modern day discovery and evolution of dining he realised that the excitement and obsession with food is no new modern day phenomena.”

Together with Ashley Palmer-Watts, the pair created a menu reflecting these passions.

They used 14th century cookbooks, such as those used by King Richard II, and worked with food historians to create the menu.

To date it has received more than 30 accolades and recognitions.

Who is head chef Jonny Glass?

Jonny started off his career as a pot washer

Jonny Glass is the head chef at Dinner, Ashley Palmer-Watts is the executive chef at The Fat Duck Group.

He started off washing pots in a local pub when he left school, and after a few years moved to Cornwall as a commis chef under Rick Stein at The Seafood Restaurant, where he progressed to chef de partie.

By age 22 he was working at the one Michelin star restaurant, The Bath Priory, in Somerset.

He applied to work at The Fat Duck, and was offered two months experience in 2009.

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You Can Now Buy Pre-mixed Wkd Cocktails – And They’re Only £1.60 In Tesco

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WKD is trying to cash in on the warm weather with their new drink.

The drinks brand, via Tesco, is now selling new pre-mixed cocktails in a tin.

Tesco People are talking about the new flavours

There are three flavours to chose from Cheeky V – port (blue and lemonade), Oh Schnapp – peach schnapps (berry and orange) and Passionista – rum (passion fruit and lemonade).

All the cocktails are mixed with WKD to give them a sizzling taste.

Each can costs £1.60.

On Instagram karlachristie tagged her mate brooke10994 in a post and said: “There ya go sorted for Saturday.”

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You Can Now Buy Pre-mixed Wkd Cocktails

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AS the summer gets ever closer – and the weather hopefully gets hotter, WKD has got things covered.

The drinks brand, via Tesco, is now selling delicious-sounding new pre-mixed cocktails in a tin.

Tesco People love the idea of the new flavours

There are three flavours to chose from Cheeky V – port (blue and lemonade), Oh Schnapp – peach schnapps (berry and orange) and Passionista – rum (passion fruit and lemonade).

All the cocktails are mixed with WKD to give them a sizzling taste.

And people have reacted with delight.

On Instagram karlachristie tagged her mate brooke10994 in a post and said: “There ya go sorted for Saturday.”

Tesco The drinks are available at Tesco

People discussed their favourite flavour.

dottydot1980 said: “Would love to try Passionista.”

ashleigh.smith18 added: “Would love to try the peach snaps first as I think it looks amazing but so do all they all as all wkd is :)”

And, amazingly, each can is just £1.60 each.

Tesco even has a deal on at the moment where you can buy four cans and get one free – so there is no excuse not to try them all.

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Anzac Day 2018 – How To Make Anzac Biscuits And What Is The History Of The Traditional Australian Recipe?

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ANZAC biscuits are a traditional Australian sweet are associated with Anzac Day, but are eaten all year round.

Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day has been held on April 25 for the more than a century.

Getty – Contributor Anzac Day commemorates the First World War

How do you make Anzac biscuits?

The biscuits are made from very simple ingredients, and don’t contain egg.

It is said when they were being widely made around the First World War, eggs were scarce so the recipe today reflects what was available at the time.

And the ingredients allowed them to be transported over long distances without spoiling.

The golden biscuits vary from crispy to chewy, and are sold in most stores across Australia and New Zealand.

Getty – Contributor Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

Making them yourself gives you not only warm and fresh biscuits, but you have the satisfaction of eating something home-made.

Anzac biscuits are made of porridge oats, desiccated coconut, plain flour, caster sugar, butter, golden syrup and bicarbonate of soda.

BBC Good Food shared a recipe, where they say to preheat the oven to 180c/fan or 160/gas 4.

Recipe for Anzac biscuits

85g porridge oat 85g desiccated coconut 100g plain flour 100g caster sugar 100g butter, plus extra butter for greasing 1 tbsp golden syrup 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Melt the butter in a small pan and add the golden syrup. Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp of boiling water, then stir the syrup mixture into the butter mixture. Put the oats, coconut and flour into a bowl, and make a well in the middle Pour in the syrup / butter mixture, and stir the ingredients in.

Getty – Contributor Anzac Day is on April 25 every year On a buttered baking sheet scoop out the mixture in small amounts roughly 1cm apart. Bake in batches for around 8-10 mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

What’s the history of Anzac biscuits?

Standing for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, it commemorates the day Australian and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli, Turkey, during the First World War.

It remembers their sacrifice as the 1915 Gallipoli landing, also referred to as the battle of Anzac Cove, resulted in a great loss of life.

Anzac Day was made official on April 25 the following year, 1916.

It initially started as a day to remember the soldiers who died in that conflict, but it was later expanded to all Australian and New Zealand soldiers who served in all war and peacekeeping operations, past and present.

Both countries observe this national day, and as well as eating the biscuits also drink ‘gunfire coffee’, coffee with rum in it, and play card game two-up.

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