Hands up who wants a slice of brain in their burger? Go on, it's for a good cause. For Parkinson's Awareness Month, in fact, which, although it takes place in April, Meat Liquor will be championing throughout June with a limited-edition dish.
The Brain Burger comes from the mind of innovative chef Fergus Henderson, also co-founder of Michelin-starred restaurant St John, who suffers from Parkinson's. 'It's a cause that matters a lot to me,' said Henderson, 'and this brainy moment is a fine way to give the charity a boost.'
Lucky customers who order these patties will be sinking their teeth into a slice of calf's brain fried in panko breadcrumbs, slathered in sauce gebriche and homemade mayonnaise, and placed between a potato and onion roll from St John Bakery. It'll set you back a hefty £30, but 100 percent of profits go to Parkinson's research, plus you get fries and a specially designed t-shirt or apron drawn by Henderson himself.
They'll be available Monday–Friday at Meat Liquor W1, Meat Liquor N1 and Meat Mission in Shoreditch. Only 15 per day will be served up in each branch, but tickets are available in advance if you want to bagsy your brain early.