Former ‘Top Chef’ Star Planning Biggie and Tupac Tribute Dinner for February 2 at Graffiato

A Biggie and Tupac “rap rivalry” dinner from Mike Isabella has received a considerable amount of backlash online
Former ‘Top Chef’ Star Planning Biggie and Tupac Tribute Dinner for February 2 at Graffiato
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Despite backlash, Mike Isabella says he plans to go forward with the dinner. 

Mike Isabella, the chef of Graffiato in Washington, D.C. and a former Top Chef star has reportedly planned a special dinner for February 2 that will focus on the rap rivalry between Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, reports The Washington City Paper.

The menu, which was originally posted on the Graffiato website and later removed, includes items like “BLOOD money sausage,” “Thug Rice,” and “COKE floats.”

The menu circulated pretty quickly online and, as you can probably imagine, caught the attention of more than the culinary world for what was generally agreed to be a tasteless and horribly timed stunt.

Nonetheless, chef Isabella has announced that he intends to follow through the with dinner ($65 per plate) and published a response through his publicist:

"The Graffiato dinner on February 2 is a celebration of hip hop from two of the greatest artists of the 90s. The menu is still a work in progress, and dishes will be inspired by songs, lyrics and classic east and west coast dishes."

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