Here’s something a little different for you; a webseries presented by husband and wife restaurateurs, who interview guest stars about their beliefs on death, before offing them in gory, campy fashion. The twist (as if a twist were needed) is that husband Aaron is the son of the Grim Reaper, and is offering his guests a last meal before taking them to the afterlife.
Entitled Last Meal, the Youtube series – created and presented by Aaron Grimmer and wife Jessica – acts both as a send-up of celebrity food shows and a genuine food show in its own right, featuring as it does unique and inventive dishes and drinks from the couple’s restaurants.
“Jessica and I, besides food and drink, are very interested in death,” Aaron explains. “We were looking for a fun way to add to the cultural conversation around death and promote our restaurants…and what better way than to tell the next generation Grim Reaper story? We get deep, consume great food and drink, and then kill them.”
Here’s the official word:
Aaron and Jessica Grimmer are currently running the “family business”…but doing it with a “twist” or a knife as it were. Each week, Aaron, the grim reaper’s son, and his fashion forward wife, Jessica, entertain and interview remarkably talented guests before “killing” them in an absurdly campy way…all while dining and drinking some of the most beautiful and strange dishes and cocktails imaginable. Last Meal riffs off the popularity of celebrity interviews and cooking shows in a quirky, comedic indie style…all in about 9 minutes. Think Dinner for 5 meets Beetlejuice meets The Addams Family.
Last Meal debuts on Youtube in mid-April.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)