Le Roux Schoeman
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19 Jan 2008
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Can we offer you dessert? Banana split Viagra, please

Le Roux Schoeman

ANYONE for a banana split with a shot of Viagra? A restaurant in St Francis Bay has been causing a stir among patrons and doctors with its unusual menu offering.

ANYONE for a banana split with a shot of Viagra?

A restaurant in St Francis Bay has been causing a stir among patrons and doctors with its unusual menu offering.

In amongst traditional Greek baklava and ice cream desserts appears the word “Viagra”, but whether it refers to the real McCoy was not entirely clear until two reporters investigated the matter.

Peri Tsiotsiopoulos, owner of the Big Time Taverna, said that he does not serve Viagra, but Cialis, a schedule 4 tablet similar to Viagra.

But when members from the medical field were consulted about the dessert, they were not amused.

“This medication is not available without a prescription precisely because it can have very dangerous side-effects for some people,” said Brian Thomas, a Plumstead pharmacist.

However, when pressed, Tsiotsiopoulos said the tablets are sometimes nothing more than sugar-coated sweets and, on further inquiry, the whole thing turned out to be something of a joke. Tsiotsiopoulos admitted to having told a reporter that he sells Cialis, but added, “People can relax … There is nothing illegal about it – we’re just being a bit naughty.”