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Inside Heston’s World: April 7

This week, Heston Blumenthal begins to set up The Fat Duck at Crown in Melbourne.

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This week on Inside Heston’s World, Heston Blumenthal begins to set up The Fat Duck at Crown in Melbourne.

It’s a challenge to source all the ingredients and a race against time to the opening, in February 2015.

There’s also some serious grief over the ticketing.

With just three weeks before they serve their first ever Australian diners, the team must settle into their home and welcome and train new staff. Being in an unfamiliar environment, and with an unfinished kitchen and restaurant build, stresses and strains in the lead up to opening take their toll. For Heston, things don’t go to plan as he announces an online ticket ballot only for scalpers to run off with hundreds of prized seats.

8:30pm Thursday on SBS.

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