Of Course There Was Goat Penis at the Explorer’s Club Dinner

Shaken or stirred, jerk face?
Shaken or stirred, jerk face? Photo: iStockphoto.com

“The exotics first showed up in cocktails. The vodka martini had three garnishes: the onion, the olive and a goat’s eye, a round black orb the size of a large marble. It had the chewy texture of scungilli, and was flavorless, except for a faint tinge of vodka.” — Turtle cassoulet, charred alligator, and Champagne flutes topped with the private parts of goats all made the Explorer’s Club banquet menu this year. Martinis were finished with eyeballs, because explorers don’t let other explorers drink cocktails without garnishes. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]