(CNET) — Every time I watch "Top Chef" I wonder how much more molecular gastronomy can become.
There are, however, limits to the integration of science and, say, alcohol.
Gaby Scanlon was reportedly celebrating her 18th birthday in Oscar's Wine Bar in 2012. This Lancaster, UK, establishment served her something called a Nitro-Jagermeister.
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The usual price was 3 British pounds and 95 pence (about $6). This one cost Scanlon her stomach. It has now cost the bar around $155,000.
As the BBC reports, Scanlon asked the bartender whether the cocktail was OK to drink. The bartender told her to go ahead. Indeed, the Guardian reports that one witness heard the bartender say: "Drink it while it's still smoking."