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#46 Sneakeater

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:06 AM

Other than that, a great, honest piece.


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#47 mongo_jones

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:05 AM

i have to say that some early courses of my meal last august absolutely felt like the kitchen was just assembling the food. also, one of the highlights of my mal last year was a dish called umami jelly--so if hedone has given up on "“umami” concoctions" then this must be a very recent development. 

 

it does look like the mayo-crab ratio in that dish has been adjusted. there was far too much of the hazelnut mayo on the crab i got.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:53 AM

Opinion is divided among my (non internet) foodie friends in London, and I started off not very impressed when it opened.

 

My meals there this year have been superb. Really the best in London.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:56 AM

Been on my list since '11... finally going next week.  Psyched.


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 06:30 PM

Closed   :(  :(  :(  :(  :(



#51 mongo_jones

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 04:41 AM

bummer. was hoping to go back on my next trip to london.


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:32 AM

Can confirm (and deny) that Balazs Menyhard was indeed the HEAD CHEF at Hedone just prior to its closing ?

 

My understanding is that he did 2 stints there ... I'm talking about his SECOND stint which I believe would have started in 2018 ... here's the guy ... (and the article translates pretty well)

 

http://lacocinaesvid...alazs-menyhard/

 

He and his partner (she was working the front of house at Hedone during the second stint) now run 55 Pasos (ie 55 Steps) in Coruna ... and yes, it is indeed 55 steps up to their bistro, counting those final 2 ... [Pro Tip] if stay to the right, you can make it in 53 and avoid those last 2 baby steps.

 

I heard some pretty eye-opening stories about the decline and implosion of Hedone ... really can't discuss here but it's always interesting to get the real story (at least, from one party's perspective) of how such well known restos disappear suddenly in the dark of night ...