Preview: Bompas & Parr Dine with the Dead and Toast with a Human Skull

Temple new (high res)

Over my years writing about the London dining scene one thing’s proved a certain constant: any email landing in my inbox from the jellymongering duo of Bompas & Parr is a must-read missive. The latest announcement of foodie frivolity (this time with a slightly darkened tinge) is no exception with an invitation to “a magnificent feasting occasion offering guests the ultimate tribute to departed Londoners in a spectacular environment.”

Such a “Spirited Dinner” will take place 8 April from 7pm to 11pm at inside the former Masonic Temple at five-star Andaz Liverpool Street London hotel. Theologist-cum-illusionist Philipp Oberlohr will cohost the event and will be on hand to “channel interaction between guests and the departed” during a pre dinner show to be followed by a multi-course food and drink-paired menu that offers a cleverly evocative backdrop for proceedings. The menu will feature edible death masks, quails en pyramide and bioluminescent ectoplasm, and celebrations “will be catalysed” by toasting from a human skull.

Not your typical night out – and tickets, I’m sure, will go fast!

Tickets for the Spirited Dinner are £85 per person, including wine. Andaz Liverpool Street London is located at 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN. Find out more and book tickets at

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London-Based Writer/Photographer

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