Saturday, 28 September 2013

Au revoir!

If anyone is wondering why there aren’t any updates during October, it’s because I will be travelling around Europe for around 4 weeks. I am very excited about this trip as it will be my first time in Europe. And of course being the slightly obsessive food fanatic that I am, I am planning to eat lots and lots of yummy food! So I promise that I will be putting up plenty of pictures of delicious, delicious food when I get back :)

I will be visiting 4 countries, namely the UK, France, Switzerland and Italy. Just to give you a sneak peek into what I will be getting up to, I will be fulfilling my dream of eating at restaurants of two of my culinary idols: Fat Duck in Bray, UK and L’Arpege in Paris.

The man behind the Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal, needs no introduction. He is a self-taught chef and has become a household name by turning the kitchen into more like a science lab. I enjoy all his TV shows (including the current series Heston's Fantastical Food on SBS) and admire the way that he makes food fascinating, fun and different. I hope my meal at Fat Duck will meal will be filled with ‘wow’ moments and will be one for the ages.

Alain Passard is the chef-owner of L’Arpege, which has been awarded 3 Michelin stars since 1996. Alain Passard is most famous for taking all red meat off his menu following the outbreak of mad cow disease in 2001. He has since devoted his culinary career to making vegetables the hero in his cooking. His food is about using the freshest, seasonal vegetables available, all of which are grown in one of his 3 organic vegetable gardens outside Paris and delivered to his restaurant on a daily basis. So it is no surprise that vegetarian foodies from all over the world, including my wife, make the trip to Paris to eat at L’Arpege. We both can’t wait to try Mr Passard’s vegetable focused cooking and hopefully we will get to meet the man himself.
   
In the meantime, take care and I will be back soon to ramble on about my Euro eats.  Bye! :D       

Fat Duck
High St, Bray, West Berkshire, UK
+44 1628 580333
                    
L’Arpege
84 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 09 06