Meeting Mr Blumenthal
May 27, 2011 in Uncategorized
This morning we had the privilege of meeting Heston Blumenthal.
For us that is the holy grail of meeting a chef.
He is one of the most respected chefs in the world and his restaurant The Fat Duck has 3 Michelin stars as well as being voted the Number 1 restaurant in the world in 2005 and consistently being in the top 3 since.
He is in Cape Town for the 2011 Good Food & Wine Show and we were invited to a meet and greet at the beautiful Cape Grace Hotel at the V&A Waterfront. (Tickets to see his show at the GFWS are R850 – a steep price tag we know – but not if you consider who and what you are getting to watch.)
And what a pleasure it was to meet the great man.
He is clever, funny, charming, trendy (yes very trendy), down-to-earth and an absolute pleasure to chat to. He has strong ties to South Africa (his dad went to school at SACS in Cape Town and his sister lives here) and he has been here about 20 times.
And he absolutely loves it here, he thinks Cape Town is the most beautiful city in the world.
What more can we say? One of the world’s greatest chefs, and a truly nice bloke.
It was a pleasure to meet you Mr Blumenthal.
Chef Caro with Heston Blumenthal