Ever since I tried Heston Blumenthal’s spin-off restaurant at Mandarin Oriental hotel, I was quite sceptical about what he was doing. Thanks to a dear friend, who was brave enough to wait for one hour on a phone, simultaneously click on The Fat Duck’s online reservations, and, finally reserve two months in advance, I was able to get into the real thing. Lunch at The Fat Duck has brought me back to the main reason why I love blogging about gastronomy. Heston Blumenthal is a true genius, who is capable to balance visual and sensory aspects of food with its deliciousness. Forget about all his TV appearances or supermarket endorsements, the dessert in the picture above was just one of many examples of how talented Heston Blumenthal is.