Along these lines, I was at a coffee shop-type restaurant with co-workers yesterday. The placemats advertised their specials for the month, all of which involved lobster, or "lobster*" as is was referred to on the placemat. The "*" referenced a tradename of some kind (can't remember it now), and a quick Google search showed that the stuff consists of lobster, several other fish types (haddock, shrimp, crab), carrageenan, and a couple of other minor chemistry items. One of our group had the lobster* salad and said it was quite tasty, but I didn't get a bite to try.
On the topic of fake meat in general, I rather like the idea. If someone can put together a version that's really good, I'll be willing to buy it.
Letterman asked Zevon if his condition had taught him anything about life and death. ''How much you're supposed to enjoy every sandwich,'' Zevon answered. (From a 2003 NYTimes article on Zevon by Jon Pareles.)