Divine dining at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

It has become our once a year guilty ritual, a visit to Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant, Dinner, housed in the Mandarin Oriental hotel.  This time around we were a party of four celebrating a birthday, all of us eager to surprise our palate.  Inevitably there were moans and groans around the table, each certain the dish they ordered bests the rest.

What I can vouch for is the magnificence of the Cod in Cider with mussels and roasted onions.  How does a sauce so seemingly simple on paper command silence at the table? And why did it take this long for me to realize that mussels can melt in your mouth like that?!

I went without my micro four thirds camera this time around (for my previous lunch at Dinner visit this post) and decided to test my new iPhone 5s for its restaurant photography capabilities.  Here is a quick tour of our most recent experience at Dinner:

Crumbs

Crumbs

After: cod in cider

After: cod in cider

 

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