All that was missing were some fava beans and a Chianti.
A real-life Hannibal Lecter allegedly butchered his cellmate in a French prison, intending to fry up the man's heart with onions on a makeshift grill and devouring it.
But the anatomically ignorant psychopath ate the man's lung by mistake.
Nicolas Cocaign, 39, appeared in a court room Monday to face murder charges in the grisly January 2007 murder of Thierry Baudry, London's Daily Telegraph reported.
What started as a fight between the two men in the cell ended up with Cocaign pummeling his 41-year-old victim with his fists, then suffocating him with a garbage bag and slashing his chest open with a pair of scissors.
"[I was] curious to see what he tasted like," Cocaign told investigators.
Cocaign then broke one of Baudry's ribs and removed his lung, mistaking it for the heart, eating part of it raw before frying up another morsel.
A third cellmate, David Lagrue, witnessed the attack and was so horrified that it is believed to have been the motivation for his November 2009 suicide in another prison, the Daily Mail reported.
Not surprisingly, Cocaign's attorney, Fabien Picchiottino, is pushing for an insanity defense.
"My client should not be in prison, he should be in a mental institution," Picchiottino told the court. "The prison authorities must share the blame for not spotting his fragile mental condition."
A verdict is expected on Thursday.
Read more: Nicolas Cocaign trial in France: Charged with butchering cellmate Thierry Baudry, eating his lung
Nicolas Cocaign trial in France: Charged with butchering cellmate Thierry Baudry, eating his lung