This particular customer called up a restaurant in Essex, England that he’s fond of, and asked if it could prepare a feast for him an 12 of his friends so he could fly the dishes to Brazil this week.
“I thought he was making a joke,” the restaurant’s owner told the Worthing Herald. “I couldn’t believe it. In the beginning it was a little bit funny for me. I said how can this happen?”
The customer happens to be the director of an aircraft company that provided planes to be blown up on the set of a recent Tom Cruise flick. The restaurant catered the food on that set, and the director got a taste for it.
“We are from Bangladesh and on a regular basis we eat curry and rice, and fish is part of our diet. There’s not a single restaurant in Brazil that does it,” the customer explains, adding that he wishes it could’ve been a celebratory dish if England had gone through. He does have tickets for the final, however.
The plan is for him to fly on a chartered plane to pick up the food today, then hop another flight to London, before taking the dishes with him on a commercial flight to Brazil. It’s unclear if each one gets its own seat, but the total cost for his plan comes to about $7,000.
Footy fans get curried away at the World Cup [Worthing Herald]