THE SERVE

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Indulgence -

DE­TEC­TIVE is not averse to sar­dines on toast for lunch but she wishes some­one would come up with an al­ter­na­tive to those tricky ring-pull lids on the tins; they’re fraught with dan­ger when one’s hands are slip­pery from the oil that in­vari­ably leaks out on first pierc­ing Killjoy authorities in the US state of Mis­souri have told an ice-cream shop to stop mak­ing and sell­ing ci­cada ice cream. The shop sold out its first batch of the del­i­cacy, made with in­sects col­lected from em­ploy­ees’ back­yards, be­fore be­ing shut down. De­tec­tive reck­ons it’s just not cricket. re­ally want to go on all the rides, so to speak. The east­ern Euro­pean wines are out­selling the Aus­tralian ones three to one.’’ More: the­crimean.com.

HERE’S a din­ner party in­vi­ta­tion to avoid. The Fugu Sup­per Club in Lon­don is of­fer­ing guests the chance to eat the po­ten­tially lethal Ja­panese puf­fer fish — banned from be­ing sold in the Euro­pean Union but al­lowed into Europe in small quan­ti­ties for pri­vate con­sump­tion — at a se­ries of pop-up din­ners.

The six-course meals will fea­ture the fish fa­mous for killing those who’ve in­gested tox­ins con­tained in its or­gans in a va­ri­ety of guises, in­clud­ing sushi. Guests will be asked to make a £250 ‘‘do­na­tion’’ to get around legal loop­holes re­gard­ing sale of the fish and the din­ners will be held at a se­ries of mys­tery lo­ca­tions across Lon­don, in­clud­ing pri­vate man­sions and gal­leries. De­tec­tive reck­ons the or­gan­is­ers might find it ex­pe­di­ent to in­clude a hos­pi­tal or doc­tor’s surgery on the list of po­ten­tial venues. More: fu­gusup­per­club.com.

rowemi@theaus­tralian.com.au

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