We headed over to DINNER by Heston Blumenthal for a very special exploration the ‘last supper in Pompeii’, where the team use carbonised food remains found by archaeologists as the muse for a curated menu of curious eats.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, the G&M two-toque rated restaurant from the acclaimed British chef, is hosting this special dinner throughout November, so book while you can.
Last Supper in Pompeii will be running from 6pm until 11pm nightly, at AED1,250 a person. The menu pays tribute to the ancient Roman city in Naples, which was buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Now, let’s dig in.
We started the experience with an incredible charred bread (cue squid ink) and volcanic ash butter. The attention to detail, as ever with a Heston venue, is second to none. This authentic Pompeiian bread is made with heritage spelt flour and grano arsso, burnt wheat flour from Puglia. DINNER’s bread and butter, as the start to any meal, is somewhat of a teaser for what’s to follow.
The unique twist on a Pompeiian feast at Dinner by Heston uses the ‘carbonised and organic remains of food unearthed by archaeologists Taste History’. The Last Supper in Pompeii menu is inspired by the rich food culture of this ancient town and how food played an integral part in daily life. The menu has previously been served at Dinner in London, and was met with praise! Quite righfully.
There’s also a contemporary twist on libum, a dessert of baked fresh cheese curds and preserved fig.
Described by G&M as “fast becoming the byword for gastronomic excellence in the city”, Dinner by Heston was also named Best International Brand at the Gault&Millau 2023 Gala, as well as Wine Offering of the Year.
AED1,250. Nov 1-30. Atlantis The Royal, atlantis.com (04 462 2444).