World's Best Restaurant 2010 #3: The Fat Duck
By neotrix @ 2010-04-29 00:07:56
The Fat Duck is a restaurant run by chef Heston Blumenthal in Bray, Berkshire, England. The restaurant is known for its menu of unusual dishes, created following the principles of molecular gastronomy: examples include "snail porridge", "sardine on toast sorbet", "bacon and egg ice cream", and "salmon poached with liquorice".
The restaurant was opened in 1995 and is one of only four in the United Kingdom and Ireland that hold a three-star Michelin Guide rating; this has been the case since 2004. In 2005, it was named as the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine and Best Restaurant in the UK in 2008 and 2009, scoring a maximum 10 out of 10 in the Good Food Guide.