Well we do seem to get a few film crews staying with us here at the Quayside Hotel in Brixham. Gregg Wallace from Masterchef fame came to stay earlier in the year and then a certain Mr Heston Blumenthal checked in.
Blumenthal was filming with his channel 4 crew Heston’s Fantastical Food – dishes that built Britain. Episode one “Fish & Chips” was filmed in Brixham.
It was a bit like Willy Wonka coming to town – golden tickets were issued and we were lucky enough to get 5 and off we went to board the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind, which was turned into a floating Fish & Chip shop with a wonderful giant animatronic fish.
Obviously being Blumenthal nothing was what it seemed! All sorts of edible delights were tasted by the Quayside Hotel gang, as Blumenthal “deconstructed” fish and chips into his own marvellous creations
We were blessed with sunny weather, fabulous foods and Heston was a very nice chap! He even stopped to pause for a photo to promote Brixham’s very own Fish festival, Fishstock.
Having him to stay in the hotel with his film crew was a real pleasure, and we hope to see them again the next time Blumenthal comes to Brixham.
For me, Heston Blumenthal is bloomin’ talented!