So we had the flu bug last week after a rainy foodie trip to San Francisco (French Laundry, Atelier Crenn, Manresa ... nice lot). Woke up at 2:30 soaking wet with chills and couldn't get to sleep, so at 3 A.M. logged on to the Fat Duck site (we're on USA west coast time) and actually got a Fat Duck reservation for April. Yeah!
Then added Hedone the day after and tried to get air tix but needed to stay a week for cheaper tix, so added Ledbury (last table open that day, I think). Finally, though I heard it was a tough ticket, tried for Dinner by HB on the one possible day we had open ... and got that as well.
Couldn't believe my luck ... until today when I read that Dinner shut down last week after a norovirus outbreak. Ah well, that explains why they had a lot of openings a few weeks out I guess.
We are still very eager to go though. Should be an epic foodie trip.