Giant Norwegian Red King crabs, which can measure 1.5metres and weigh 4kg, are the new taste sensation in London's top restaurants. Gastronomes say the days of the lobster as the ultimate dining experience are now numbered. Nobu chef Scott Hallsworth said the crab had a "great texture, something to really bite into" and was selling well. Pascal Proyart has a whole page of the menu devoted to the crab at his One-O-One restaurant in Knightsbridge. He described it as being "in a league of its own" with a truly unique flavour. The massive crabs originally lived in the Pacific, but Stalin ordered them flown to the Baring Sea ago to feed the masses. Since then they have thrived, rampaging down the Norwegian coast and eating everything in their path. The population has leapt to an estimated 50m. The Independent on Sunday 09/07/06 page 17