U.K. Restaurant Chain Little Chef Boots Heston Blumenthal

No longer consulting.
No longer consulting. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

“The problem is that no one wants his food. None of his dishes are popular. As of Monday, we’ve dropped all his dishes from the ten restaurants where his food was available… He’s been wiped off the menu. Little Chef needs to get back down to earth and that’s what we’re doing.” —Heston Blumenthal may be a culinary genius and all that, but that doesn’t mean anyone wants to order his coq au vin, the foundering roadside restaurant chain’s spokesperson Richard Hillgrove says. [The Drum, Related]