Can you handle the heat? To mark its first birthday, Smokeworks on Cambridge’s Free School Lane has issued a challenge – and it’s not for the faint-hearted.
From 1 July, customers are invited to attempt the ‘scorpion in a box’ challenge for a chance to win £50 of Smokeworks gift vouchers. Contestants will be served 12 crispy chicken wings, eight of which are coated in their special ‘Vlad’s blood’ hot sauce, and four in hotter-still ‘Scorpion sauce’. This fiery mixture is made using the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chilli which, at an eye-watering 1.2 million Scoville heat units, is famed as the second hottest chilli pepper on the planet.
The restaurant – which was recently named one of the best barbecue restaurants in Britain by The Telegraph – also celebrated by serving free chocolate and orange cake to customers.
Smokeworks opened last July and is part of Cambs Cuisine, who also run the Cambridge Chop House. You can read our review here.