A pop-up restaurant event selling dinners requested by prisoners on death row is under pressure to shut before it even opens after a barrage of criticism.
The event, called Death Row Dinners, was due to open in trendy Hoxton Square, East London next month – charging customers £50 for their ‘last meal’.
But organisers are now reconsidering their plans after an online backlash.
Chefs were to cook ‘a five course feast of their culinary twists on some of death rows most interesting and popular last dinners’, according to a statement from the organisers.
It adds: ‘Prepare to be charged, sentenced, searched and frisked.’
The event, which is set to run for a limited number of nights, was promoted with pictures of men, apparently prisoners, with menus around their necks.
OK, they’ve loaded it with a lot of pretentious tosh. But the basic idea is absolutely fabulous. You’d make a mint full of money running that in the US….