At first it looks like another glamorous private dinner at Hotel Derek. The mood is light, the wine is flowing, and the executive chef brings out the next course. It's fried bull testicle.
So I had to ask the diners the obvious question. Why?
Well I'm an adventurous eater. My dad was a chef and I grew up in a kitchen." said Robert Little.
Bull testicles was by no means the only unusual thing on the menu. There was popcorn with meal worms, seared kangaroo tail, and scorpion kabobs..
Hotel Derek Has events like this for it's social media followers once a month... They chose bizarre eats for the theme this time around says executive chef Shannen Tune.
"We has a bizarre menu and it wasn't bizarre enough so we said if we're going to do it's let's do it." he said.
Hence the bacon wrapped calf brains and Balut. That's a partially incubated duck egg that's been cooked. It may sound bizarre to us but it's common street food in Southeast Asia, which brings us to the chef's next point. We eat what we eat because of where we are and how we were raised.
"It's all about where you are from. Alligator. I'm from New Jersey. Alligator is bizarre eats in New Jersey. It's not here. Turtle. We eat it a lot. Where you are from has a lot to do with your particular tastes." he said.
It's a fair point, but I'm still not drinking the wine with snake blood in it.