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Heston Blumenthal's new Heathrow restaurant to open on 4 June

02 June 2014 by
Heston Blumenthal's new Heathrow restaurant to open on 4 June

Heston Blumenthal's new restaurant, the Perfectionists' Café, is set to open its doors this week, on Wednesday 4 June.

The opening comes with the unveiling of the multi-million pound new Terminal 2, the Queen's Terminal, at Heathrow.

The Perfectionists' Café takes inspiration from Blumenthal's In Search of Perfection television programmes and the In Search of Perfection book series in which he explored and reinvented Britain's favourite dishes.

"You cannot achieve perfection as it's entirely subjective," Blumenthal said. "As a perfectionist, you can continually try to improve things, even if that means just turning everything upside down and starting again.

"For me, The Perfectionists' Café is about the realisation of that journey in an actual café; it's about everything we questioned and about harnessing the very excitement of that journey for the diner."

Working with Blumenthal to evolve the menu inspired by individual dishes from the TV programme into a restaurant environment have been Fat Duck group executive head chef, Ashley Palmer-Watts, and the restaurant's head chef, Julian O'Neill.

Dishes include pizzas using Heathrow's first wood-burning oven, fish and chips with a crunchy beer batter Blumenthal created for the TV programme, and an ice-cream bar that sees liquid nitrogen pumped into the ice-cream maker at -196°C, creating small ice crystals to make it as smooth as possible.

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