Heston Blumenthal is known for pushing the boundaries of fine dining but one trend is not to his taste. The chef has spoken of his irritation at diners picking up their phones to photograph their food for Instagram before lifting their cutlery.
Blumenthal, 53, said that people were becoming “disconnected from the moment” by the desire to chronicle their lives online. “Social media is such a big part of our lives,” he said. “Our sight has become almost the more important sense than smell or taste.”
His comments are intriguing given that he has built his reputation on exotic dishes and been described as a culinary alchemist. Creations include snail porridge and a nitro-poached mousse.
He is considering asking customers at the Fat Duck, his Radio Times
The restaurant is one of five in Britain with three Michelin stars. He also owns two pubs in the Berkshire village, and Dinner in Knightsbridge, central London, which has two Michelin stars.