A restaurant soon to open in Berlin has disgusted residents of the German capital by hinting that human flesh will be on the menu and asking for people to donate body parts.
Local politicians are not amused and believe it is a tasteless PR stunt.
The claims of cannibalism seem a transparent marketing ploy ahead of the restaurant's opening at the beginning of September. In a conversation with SPIEGEL ONLINE, a restaurant spokesman insisted unconvincingly that the project was not a hoax.
Perhaps it would have been more appropriate for the restaurant to wait until Halloween to open.