It has been some time since we last spoke, but I've found myself with that piercing stab of hunger once again. That seductive and unquenchable itch. And I would be honoured if you would be so kind as to accompany me at my dining table this evening.
Do you still think of me Clarice? Or has my interminable exile led you to seek out a new shepherd? I'd be lying if I said that I didn't miss our long dungeon discussions, and there really is nothing quite like having an old friend for dinner, is there Clarice?
I was thinking liver with some Fava beans and a nice Chianti. You do remember that poor unfortunate census taker don't you? Terribly rude, he was.
Alas, I can't promise that it'll be just like old times, Special Agent Starling. But I've no doubt we'll have lots of fun.
If you can't be polite to the other dinner guests, you'll have to sit at the kiddies' table
Goes very well with liver. We'll leave it up to you to source your own meat
Yes, in the original novel Lecter drinks a "big Amarone" as opposed to a "nice Chianti" – but it's much less poetic
Silence of the Lambs trivia:
Anthony Hopkins actually only appears on screen for little over 16 minutes (less than 14% of the film's running time) making it one of the shortest lead performances to ever win an Oscar.
Indulge in the distinguished diet of a cannibalistic psychopath
50g serving of dried organic British-grown Fava beans
50cl Bottle of 2012 Italian Chianti (13% vol)
Cotton napkin with the letter 'H' embroidered in red
Fork with intricate decorative detail
All contained within a printed wooden box
Box measures approximately 29cm(W) x 15cm(H) x 13cm(D)
Brilliant set, was a gift for my dad who loved it, comes in a lovely display box and the fork and hankie are great keepsakes.