Heston on the lookout for restaurant supplies
Heston Blumenthal is not the first person who springs to mind when it comes to having difficulty revamping a menu.
However, the award-winning chef is now reportedly on the lookout for restaurant supplies and dishes that will work well in his newly-acquired pub without taking away from its traditional appeal.
Blumenthal told Bloomberg recently that he has purchased the Crown pub in the village of Bray, just across the road from his restaurant the Fat Duck and down the road from his destination eatery the Hinds Head.
However, despite re-imagining the menu for failing motorway chain Little Chef, the culinary expert claimed that he is currently unsure what to do with the establishment, particularly as he would like it to keep its status as the village local.
"I might do a steak bar, but good meat is so expensive, I don't know if the prices would be right. I just haven't made up my mind what to do yet," he said.
But help is at hand from the Guardian's Tony Naylor, who recommends Blumenthal piles his tablecloths high with pork scratchings, a traditional pub snack he claims could be made far more enjoyable undergoing a touch of Heston's magic.
The Fat Duck recently came third on S Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list, while Blumenthal was selected for the Chef's Choice award by his peers.