I have just been watching Heston Blumenthal on television.
Is the man nuts? Oh yes.
Is he a bit of a genius? Oh yes.
Who else in their right mind thinks Willie Wonka is an inspiration for a dinner?
Tonight’s episode of Heston’s Feast was Heston’s Chocolate Factory Feast where he uses a 1960s Willie Wonka as his inspiration for creating a feast for his guests.
My personal favourite was the magic mushrooms with their magic removed but replaced with the heavier than air gas that transformed the diners’ voices. That was classic. Oh what I would give to be a guest at one of his feasts. Just for being around that level of creativity.
If you haven’t watched it, I would suggest spending a bit of time and doing TVNZ On Demand. This series has just been added to my must watch list !