In this episode of The Meat Show, host Nick Solares continues his carnivore’s tour of London with a visit to Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. His mission is to try the famous meat fruit, a dish that Solares calls “one of the most unique dishes in all of meat eating.”
Meat fruit is essentially a liver parfait, wrapped in a mandarin orange flavored jelly, and shaped to have the exact size and texture of a mandarin orange. The appearance is a little uncanny. Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts explains how to eat the dish: “The balance of the gel is the right proportion [...] When you spread it on the bread, you’re getting the condiment along with the parfait.” This particular dish was invented at Dinner by Heston, but it pays homage to a classic dish made of minced meat and shaped to resemble an apple. Palmer-Watts elaborates, “we always start looking backwards into history, we take inspiration from that.”
As for the taste, Solares deems it “absolutely delicious.” For a closer look at how Dinner makes this surreal meaty mandarin orange, check out the full episode above.