“Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.” – Jesse Owens.
Heston Blumenthal, the chef who mixes chemistry and cooking to spectacular effect, has just been awarded his sixth Michelin star.
The accolade is this time for his London restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, in the latest edition of the annual guide to the best food in the UK and Ireland.
You would imagine the impeccable Michelin Guide judges are not swayed by the cult of celebrity so there is a fair chance the restaurant would have been awarded the two stars anyway. You can also understand the chef is naturally going to promote his own restaurant using any way he can.
What do you think – are you more swayed by an award, or a friend telling you about this great restaurant you should try?
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