El Diablo's Vulcan Dining

El Diablo Restaurant on the Spanish island of Lanzarote has a distinctly unique way of cooking food -over the heat of a volcano! The restaurant was built over a volcanic heat vent, which is used as a grill.
Building a restaurant on top of a massive heat source is not the easiest task. Architects Eduardo Caceres and Jesus Soto had to lay 9 layers of basalt rock in lieu of digging down to build a foundation. A giant grill is laid across the opening, where 6 feet below, the gentle giant is softly bubbling lava at 400 degrees Celsius, apparently the perfect temperature for volcanically grilled meats.

If the thought of trying to eat your salad as fire shoots in the air and lava spews out of the dining room deters you, fear not. This dormant volcano has been peacefully gurgling below the surface since it's last eruption in 1824. What could possibly go wrong?

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(Image credit: Flickr user Christine McIntosh)

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