You're not going nuts if you see squirrel on this London menu

An upmarket Indian restaurant in London has added a very unusual choice to its menu for the next few weeks - roasted squirrel. The special is being served up from this week until 21 February by head chef Rakesh Nair at the Cinnamon Club in Westminster.

Squirrel on the menu of one London upmarket Indian restaurant

Squirrel on the menu of one London upmarket Indian restaurant Image by Nick Savchenko / CC BY 2.0

The dish, with a price tag of £22, contains squirrel legs and shoulders which are marinated with spices and pineapple juice.  The squirrel pieces are then cooked in a tandoor oven while the belly will be turned into a curry served alongside the main ingredients.

The unusual dish had been created to coincide with the appearance on Channel 4 by Chef Nair. He will be  starring on Jamie & Jimmy's Friday night feast, and part of the programme will see him explore recipes with other unusual meats.

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