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Cannabis restaurant pops up in London

A cannabis-inspired pop-up restaurant will open in London this month – the latest boundary-pushing culinary twist to hit the capital.

Screen-Shot-2015-05-28-at-13.53.51Cannabistro hopes to re-imagine the “fine art of getting high” by offering diners four gourmet courses inspired by the herb. Hosted by chefs from London’s Grub Club, the event’s menu promises to chart the journey from “the way up to the inevitable munchies on the way down”.

The evening will be split into two halves with the first half based around getting high. Dishes include oxtail ravioli, homegrown herb, hemp and beef bone broth and hemp-cured mackerel, samphire, beetroot and horseradish.

The second half meanwhile will focus on providing relief from “the munchies”, offering hungry diners a kebab and a Snickers bar.

The Cannabistro will open for two-nights in London from 26 June. Those interested in attending can register their interest on the Cannabistro website.

The demand for increasingly quirky pop-ups seems to be picking up pace. In a similar stunt, event company Locappy last month announced plans for a pop-up bar inspired by the hit US TV show Breaking Bad about a chemistry teacher turned drug dealer. Guests were invited to “cook” cocktails in a converted RV, in a similar vein to the series.

That same company was responsible for this year’s owl cafe in London, which invited guests to sip cocktails while petting live owls. The event caused controversy among animal rights activists with organisers eventually agreeing to withdraw alcoholic beverages from the menu.

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