After the success of the Melbourne Fat Duck and the opening of Dinner last year, Australian foodies are set to get another taste of the renowned British chef, Heston Blumenthal, when he opens four hidden pop-up restaurants in Melbourne this March.
The ‘Hidden Heston’ restaurants will pop up for one night only in separate secret locations across the city, in a move that is associated with MasterChef Australia and Channel 10’s ‘Heston Week’.
Open for just one service only, the tickets are bound to go like hotcakes, especially when you take into account that the menus will be available absolutely free of charge.
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Hot ticket: Renowned chef, Heston Blumenthal, is set to open four pop-up restaurants in Melbourne this March
Clues to the whereabouts of each pop-up are a closely guarded secret, and they will not be released until the restaurant is ready to open its doors to the public.
People will also have to explain why they want to attend the pop-up in 25 words or less. The venture has already been described as a completely ‘unique dining experience’.
Snap up fast: Diners will have to snap them up fast, however, as they are set to be free and one-service only
In with a chance: To win, people will have to keep their eye on Masterchef Australia’s social media accounts
‘Coming on MasterChef Australia over the years has always been amazing fun, but this time, out of the studio and into this great foodie city that I love, popping up with MasterChef Australia, is even more exciting,’ Blumenthal said in a statement this week.
The chef is a self-confessed Melbournite, calling the city his ‘second home’ since Dinner opened its doors last October.
The city also seems to love him, as some 15,000 foodies enjoyed a seat at the Fat Duck when it occupied a six-month residency in Crown Casino last year.
Melbourne fan: Blumenthal is already a self-confessed Melbournite, calling the city his ‘second home’ last year
Luxury experience: He opened Dinner last October in Melbourne, and the famous Fat Duck for six months
This venture, however, marks a significant departure for the man who is famed for his inventive dishes including bacon and egg ice cream, snail porridge and mock turtle soup.
That doesn’t mean it will be any less popular, so fans would be best advised to be prepared.
The eighth series of MasterChef Australia will premiere in May 2016 on Network 10. All three judges from the previous series will return, alongside new guest judge Nigella Lawson.
Unusual ingredients: Heston is known for his unusual creations including snail porridge and mock turtle soup
Famous return: MasterChef Australia will return this May, with the introduction of guest judge Nigella Lawson