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MasterChef viewers horrified at 'Silence of the lambs' dishes served up at Michelin star restaurant

MasterChef viewers horrified at 'Silence of the lambs' dishes served up at Michelin star restaurant

It was certainly an odd experience and many viewers hoped never to see it again

Plenty of people who watched last night's MasterChef: The Professionals ended up horrified by the dishes being served up on their screens.

The show's finalists Kasae, Tom and Tommy ended up going to an experimental restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark called Alchemist.

The show described it as 'the world's most daring restaurant' and chef Rasmus Munk demonstrates to diners some uncomfortable truths about where their food comes from.

The trio of chefs were shown some of the dishes Rasmus likes to cook up and they were talked through a table of ingredients made from 'food waste'.

Chicken blood, the windpipes of a pig, lamb's brains, fish eyes and cow udders were all presented to them, while the three were also shown a dish where the meal was stuffed into a chicken's foot.

Lots of viewers weren't big fans of some of the experimental dishes.
BBC

It was meant as a commentary on battery hens and the ingredients being by-products of the meat industry was no coincidence either.

However, it was all a bit much for many people who were watching at home and said they thought they were watching something closer to The Menu or Silence of the Lambs than MasterChef: The Professionals.

For those unfamiliar with culinary movies, The Menu is set in a very prestigious restaurant where the dishes continue to be increasingly deranged and dangerous, while Silence of the Lambs is about a guy who eats people.

Lots of MasterChef viewers took to social media to beg that the show never go back to Alchemist ever again, with one writing that they 'had to switch off' when they realised the entire episode was set in the Danish restaurant.

Another said they understood some food was 'out there' and 'avant garde' but their review of the restaurant was 'just utter b******s'.

The chefs on the show did at least praise the dishes.
BBC

Others said they 'caught definite Menu vibes coming from this Danish restaurant' and if you've seen the movie you'll know that's definitely not a good thing.

Someone else wondered if their fellow viewers were 'getting Hannibal Lecter vibes' instead and they got quite a few folks agreeing with them that the ingredients laid out by the restaurant were putting them off badly.

"It's like something out of Silence of the Lambs," another wrote, denouncing it as 'the worst episode of MasterChef: The Professionals I've ever seen'.

Judging by the reactions to the episode this one certainly wasn't for the faint-hearted and might not have been a great advert for Alchemist.

MasterChef: The Professionals concludes tonight at 8pm on BBC One.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC, Food And Drink, TV and Film