The Fat Duck launches first Christmas menu - but is £300 too pricey?

Roshina Jowaheer
The Fat Duck launches first Christmas menu - but is £300 too pricey?
The Fat Duck launches first Christmas menu - but is £300 too pricey?

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Heston Blumenthal has launched a £300 Christmas lunch menu at his restaurant The Fat Duck in Berkshire.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the chef is offering dishes such as edible tinsel, baubles filled with prawn cocktail and mulled wine lollies.

Diners visiting on the first three Sundays of December will be treated to dishes named Christmas Tree, Savoury Lollies and Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

The Christmas Tree dish will be a festive tree at the centre of the table featuring hanging edible glass baubles, with one containing prawn cocktail and another filled with pig's head terrine. It will be decorated with edible tinsel.

The Fat Duck's head chef, Jonny Lake, says the Gold Frankincense and Myrrh dish will consist of a block of jelly-like langoustine stock wrapped in gold leaf. Diners will drop the stock into a special tea pot infused with frankincense and myrrh essence.

Blumenthal, who is famous for mixing food with science, has also invented a Christmassy dish called Botrytis Cinerea, which will feature edible snow.

The meal will cost £300 a head excluding drinks and service charge - more than the £195 price of the tasting menu at the restaurant.

Mr Lake told the Daily Telegraph: 'We don't normally open on a Sunday so this is a chance to do something different.'

Other dishes on the menu include partridge, chipolatas and smoked chestnut veloute.

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