Ghoulishly gourmet dinner at Kingfish

A few years back I wrote a gruesome food piece in Where Y’at Magazine dubbed “Eat it! I dare you.” for Halloween. I featured dishes that might not be so daring for the seasoned gourmand, but for the average diner might have required a bit of derring-do.  After all, items like squid ceviche at Santa Fe Restaurant, fried sweetbreads at Bayona and even raw oysters (that daunt many!) seem rather everyday to me now, though for many people they might require a measure of bravery. 

The reason I am reminded of this article is because just today, I received a press release from Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails in the French Quarter announcing a Halloween-inspired menu scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th. It seems that Executive Chef Nathan Richard who hails from the kitchens of Restaurant R’evolution, Cochon Lafayette and the Bombay Club, is taking “blood and gore to new levels of culinary intrigue” in this five-course, prix fixe dinner dubbed “Odd Bites.”

Be prepared for course after course of lurid deliciousness starting with an amuse of Fried Chicken Foot with blackened voodoo sweet and sour sauce to Lamb Brain Ravioli with mushroom ragout and Chocolate Blood Ice Cream. Each course will be paired with well-crafted cocktails created by Kingfish’s head bartender Chris McMillan with lusciously morbid names like “Redrum,” “The Devil’s Siren,” and “Bile Sour.” This terrifically fabulous dinner sounds like a meal to remember … only if you dare!

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