If you’re looking to spice up dinner time with a dash of sensuality, book tickets to An Evening of Meat.
This new provocative dinner installation promises to serve up ‘a feast of femininity where expressive dance and indulgent food meet to thoroughly inundate all the senses’.
And after checking out the experience, I can promise it delivers!
Heading down to one of my favourite London venues – The Vaults in Waterloo – I checked out An Evening of Meat on a Thursday night with a girlfriend.
The production has transformed an area of The Vaults into a dimly-lit space to create an urban cabaret-style atmosphere.
The concept was the brainchild of American director Kate March in bid to produce a heady blend of choreography, performance art and food.
After enjoying a martini at the bar, we were all called up to the dining room for 8pm sharp.
A corridor lined with flapping meat-locker style curtains led up up a set of stairs to an arch-ceilinged banqueting room.
From the get go, a band of female performers were writhing around, demonstrating ample amounts of sex appeal.
After being poured a glass of wine, we settled in for a six-course feast, masterminded by Michelin trained head chef Chavdar Todorov.
I opted for the vegetarian menu, while my fellow diner went for the meat option.
As we tucked into the delicious courses, we were entertained by the table dancers.
The women – dressed in elaborate costumes featuring lashings of fishnet and lengths of silk – performed sizzling moves before us.
From headstands to splits, the women bounced to the beat of an infectiously fun playlist.
Looking around the room, some ‘boyfriends’ appeared to look a little uncomfortable and one man told me he didn’t where to put his eyes.
However, the majority of diners looked to be enjoying the spectacle with nervous smiles giving way to bouts of laughter.
On the food front, we were both pleasantly surprised by the quality and portion sizes.
My favourite course was the miso glazed aubergine, while the three-day prepared watermelon really did mimic the texture of carpaccio!
We also both couldn’t let a scoop of the chocolate ganache pudding go to waste.
An Evening of Meat came to an end around 10pm after a final climax.
For £35 a head, this quirky dining experience is certainly great value for money.
Be prepared for a pulse-racing night of food and feminine fancy!
An Evening of Meat will be running until June 2 and is located at The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN.
To book tickets call 0207 4019 603 or visit www.thevaults.london