Italian gourmet experience .. in jail??
YUP! You read it right! For only 35 euros ($54), you will get the full Italian dining experience in what might be Italy’s most exclusive restaurant wherein security is understandably tight. And that’s in Fortezza Medicea top-security prison! On reservation, guests are subjected to a background check. They are admitted in groups, their mobile phones and bags confiscated, and they then submit to metal detector tests. Tough huh??
But check out what one of the diners said: “The standard of the food is fantastic — the atmosphere, the people, and the place is incredible!” The inmates at the jail in the picturesque Tuscan town have swapped their slacks for shirts and bow ties for a night. They are cooking up a sumptuous meal for curious diners who want to sample a taste of prison life. Part of a project raising money for charity, the aim is also to teach cooking and waiting skills that could help the prisoners find work when they are released.