Dockside Journal Entry / January 9, 2019
We were lucky to work with clients in London two different times in 2018. It’s a great city for planning amazing programs, and it’s one of SHW President Brett Robertson’s favorite cities.
He and his wife recently returned from a trip from old Blighty, extolling its world-class public transportation system and famed English sensibility. Here are some of Brett’s recommended highlights:
1. The Fat Duck
When it comes to food, the Brits always have had a reputation for being boring. Based on rumors alone, you’d think they only eat fish and chips in the south and haggis in the north—but boring is the last word to describe British cuisine!The Fat Duck, just outside of London, has long been on my culinary bucket list. It’s one of only five 3-Michelin Star restaurants in the U.K., the project of star gastro-chef Heston Blumenthal.
Over five hours we experienced 21 separate courses – and I say experience rather than ate because Chef makes each course a sensory explosion: edible sand, hot and iced cold coffee (at once – absolutely mind blown!), fish ice cream, and a seafood dish complete with headphones.
So many times I thought, “This is the best thing I’ve ever eaten.” Truly the best culinary event I’ve ever experienced.
Other London culinary highlights are Jamie Oliver’s Italian, Roast in Borough Market, and any of the many amazing Indian restaurants.
2. Get in the Royal Spirit