Mbanefo’s was THE place to eat in the wealthy financial district of Nairobi. The well-heeled ate there to be seen and sample ingenious foods. Mbanefo’s advertised that they would cook anything. On a sweltering Friday night, they proved it.
It took two burly men to carry the platter containing a roasted Giraffe’s leg. Pots of Matsutake mushroom risotto, mint chutney, and tamarind sauce rested on a bed of Baobab leaves. Onlookers gasped, stunned by the immense haunch.
Hiram and Lizette Portnoy sat open-mouthed among the onlookers.
“Good God,” muttered Hiram. “That’s positively outrageous!”
“Absolutely, Darling,” agreed Lizette. “Who could possibly finish it?”
“But it’s a bloomin’ giraffe! Who eats a giraffe?”
“Not us, I’m afraid. We’re simply not that adventurous.”
“Apparently, we’re rather boring and conservative.”
“Not to worry, Darling,” smiled Lizette. “I still love you.”
“Same here, Ducks.” Hiram took her hand. “I wouldn’t have you any other way. Luckily, we’re satisfied with our rather pedestrian dinners.”
“Indeed! By the way, how’s the Nile Crocodile?”
“Smashing! How’s the Jellied Flamingo?”
Baobab Tree: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baobab
Matsutake mushrooms are among the world’s most expensive: http://www.therichest.com/luxury/most-expensive/the-top-10-most-expensive-food-in-the-world/?view=all
Written for the weekly Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers writing challenge. Look here for the week’s prompt and a blue button linking to many more of this week’s stories: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/fffaw-week-of-04-26-2016/