A vegan dinner party guest has made a special request to sit on an oversized, bejeweled chair befitting a sovereign head of state.
According to insiders, the ceremonial seat must be raised at least 2 inches above the head of the tallest, carnivorous diner. Light fittings should also be redirected to focus a spotlight on top of the gold-plated throne.
"I don't want to make a fuss," said vegan Lisa White, after considering a tiara or crown for the occasion. "But I'll make a formal announcement of my dietary preferences before the starters are served. I'm absolutely fine if other guests want to devour the evil, rotting flesh of a mutilated carcass. Ooh and can I get a microphone?"