Hitman 2 - Legacy map Hokkaido crashes in kitchen

My problem is odd one.
When playing Hokkaido map in Hitman 2, every time I cut the fugu fish, at the end of the cutting animation my game freezes and then crashes.

Game is on Steam, with which I have checked the integrity of game files to be ok.
OS is Win 10 Home 64-bit, which is up-to-date with updates and was installed late January 2021.
As for the drivers my pc is also up-to-date.
Is this a glitch in the game or am I the only one with this problem?