In an old church crypt in central London, Café de Mort opened its doors for two nights to offer diners a menu of dangerous dishes. TV presenter and food expert Gregg Wallace teamed up with ‘Remember A Charity‘ to front the quirky restaurant, which aimed to encourage more people to leave a gift to charity in their wills.
Remember A Charity hopes that diners will be reminded of the unpredictability of life and the importance of taking care of friends, family and the causes they hold dear. After all, nobody knows the importance of a having a will more than someone who could be about to eat their last meal.
Sixty brave diners sampled menu items that are potentially lethal if not prepared or cooked properly. They were required to sign a waiver before taking on the deadly delicacies.
Items on the menu included the perilous Fugu or ‘Pufferfish’ that contains lethal levels of Tetrodotoxin, which there is no known antidote for. There was also Ghost Chilli (the world’s hottest chilli), two dishes containing Hydrogen Cyanide, and a trio of potential toxins (Aflatoxin, Theobromine, and Myristicin) presented in the Peanut, Cacao, and Nutmeg Sweetmeats dessert.
Check out the video below to see inside the Café de Mort:
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