Farewell To Four Loko

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 9:30am

Chef creates Four Loko themed dinner as alcoholic energy drink is pulled from shelves.

One Philadelphia chef is taking dining to a new level of "Loko."

Adsum chef Matt Levin will be served a $35 four-course Four Loko dinner on Monday night.

Levin stockpiled ten cases of the controversial malt-liquor drink before they were pulled from store shelves.

"As soon as I heard that Four Loko was being 'banned' for combining caffeine and alcohol, I started hoarding it -- with this meal in mind," Levin said. "It seems absurd to me that a beverage that is marketed and sold to adults over 21 should be so strictly regulated, and this dinner is my way of saying 'Hey, we can handle it!'"

Patrons were treated to specialty recipes including Moroccan lamb sausage, a BBQ picnic featuring Loko pearls and pickled watermelon rind and Loko pate de fruit.

Each course came with a specialty Loko cocktail.

Four Loko was pulled from shelves after allegations that it caused drinkers to be hospitalized after getting sick.

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