Some foodies swear they’ll try any dish once, but if any meat can unnerve the Lower East Side’s most adventurous eaters, it has to be the one our friend Allegra LaViola is serving tomorrow night: rat. Yes, the Allegra LaViola Gallery (179 East Broadway) is hosting a night of rodent cuisine on Wednesay from 7-9 p.m. Artist Laura Ginn conceived of the daring dinner and will oversee the proceedings, while Chef Yuri Hart has concocted a number of special recipes for the occasion. Rest assured diners won’t be chowing down on just any subway denizen—Allegra says the rats are farm-raised in excellent, humane conditions.
The event actually draws upon some heavy themes, imagining a post-apocalyptic metropolis, where even the lowliest creatures become fair game for city-dwellers. In fact, the dinner is titled “Tomorrow We Will Feast Again on What We Catch.” Thankfully, at least for this soiree, there’s no rat-catching required.
Space is limited, and tickets are selling for $100 dollars here. Hey, it’s probably the cheapest rat dinner you’ll ever eat.