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last dinner...what would it be?

bythebayov Oct 2, 2008 04:43 PM

I am sure this has been discussed before, but I want to know, what would you have for your last meal? For me, this is a question that has been on my mind since the book came out but I think I would have Peruvian rotisserie chicken, steamed white rice w/ a hint of garlic and a salad with an incredibly acidic lime or lemon vinaigrette. To finish I would have the richest chocolate cake I could find and a giant glass of milk....ah, comfort!
Note...this changes daily!

  1. Amuse Bouches Feb 25, 2009 09:07 AM

    To start: A nice crudo -- toro, yellowtail, salmon. Paired with champagne.
    Main course:
    Duck breast, perfectly seared with the skin crisp and a small layer of fat, perfectly pink, sliced and served with a shallot and mustard sauce. My mother's garlic scalloped potatoes that she only makes at Christmas. The best red wine I've ever tasted. A nice salad with a light dressing and some bitter greens -- arugula or watercress. Brussels sprouts.
    Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies. Like the kind they used to serve at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, but with more salt and with toasted walnuts.

    1. Paula76 Feb 25, 2009 08:53 AM

      Such a difficult hypothetical question to answer as to choose only a few out of the many wonderful possible foods seems like a crime but I wouldn't want to make myself sick on my last meal as it would have to be perfect and memorable! I would probably go for a 'tapas-style' display of mini-sized portions including some Middle Eastern mezze, a selection of Indian dishes (with lamb, duck and seabass), jamón ibérico de Bellota, dim sum and a some Argentinean empanadas. For dessert, a slice of white chocolate and dulce de leche cheesecake with dates, figs and mixed nuts and to drink, a bottle of a good reserve Malbec (Colomé from Salta or Séptimo Día from Mendoza). I'd go with a huge smile on my face, that's for sure!

      1. ajs228 Feb 19, 2009 10:59 AM

        A plate of spaghetti with my mom's sauce (after it's been in the fridge for a few days so the flavors come together), meatballs, a loaf of italian bread with a lot of butter, and a bottle of red wine.

        1. Insidious Rex Feb 19, 2009 10:39 AM

          A double full Sui circa 1990 Hot Truck of Ithaca, NY fame.

          But seeing as it would be my LAST meal and danger wouldn’t be an issue, I think I would go for Fugu prepared by a blind sushi chef. Oh! And a Ballantine Burton Ale to wash down then neurotoxin with…

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            bermudagourmetgoddess Feb 19, 2009 11:02 AM

            A pile of Maine Lobster with butter!
            The BACON EXPLOSION - 5000 calories and 500 grams of fat (I will try it one day)
            My Grandmother's homemade Double Double Chocolate cake and to end the meal truffled cheese, triple cream brie and aged gouda with a bottle of Chateau lafite Rothschild 1980

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            Olallieberry Feb 19, 2009 04:51 AM

            A steamed artichoke with aioli or maybe just plain mayonnaise to dip, with a glass of milk. Followed by some sort of creamy, ridiculously sauce on gnocchi or pasta with tons of cheese. And for dessert, a box of premium assorted chocolates.

            1. Soop Feb 19, 2009 02:31 AM

              Whole lobster
              Roast duck
              Roast chicken
              Roast goose
              Prime Sirloin, medium rare
              roast lamb w/rosemary
              Porkchops the done side of pink
              Big side of home made chips (fries)
              Corn on the cob w/ plenty of butter
              Thick buttered toast
              Roast potatoes in goose fat
              Irish stew
              dim sum (esp. potstickers)
              various pizzas
              a little mayo
              an ice cold coke
              a selection of wines
              a hamburger
              a bacon sandwich
              a BLT
              Garlic bread
              Those pizza dough balls
              a hotdog
              good coffee
              orange juice
              some cocktails
              Ice cream
              Large selection of cheeses
              Some sausages
              I'd have the goose cooked last. Then my goose would be cooked.

              1. soypower Feb 18, 2009 11:24 PM

                Dim Sum: Har Gau, Siu Mai, Gai Lan w/ oyster sauce, Cha Siu Bao, Shrimp & Chive Dumplings, Cheong Fun and a steaming bowl of Abalone Congee. All with tons of hot chili oil.

                I always feel like I could die happy after a morning of dim sum...

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                  bythebayov Feb 25, 2009 07:42 AM

                  I agree...dim sum just makes me happy! Love is with chrysanthemum tea mmmmmm

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                  SonyBob Feb 18, 2009 07:50 PM

                  A big plate of original Nash's Hickory BBQ (Gravios Mills and Sedalia, MO.) with their own sauce. Why? It's the best BBQ EVER and since the sauce will never be produced for sale anymore, I'd live forever!

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                    newbatgirl Feb 18, 2009 05:28 PM

                    Lasagna, preferably a good homemade version made with sausage.
                    A nice chopped vegetable and greens salad with a vinaigrette dressing.
                    Warm , fresh Italian bread
                    For dessert, a thick slice of cheesecake or a fresh, stuffed to order cannoli.

                    God, I'm hungry now!

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                      Tee Feb 18, 2009 05:58 PM

                      at one time , unless I am wrong about the state, Texas ahd a website that listed the death row inmates last meal requests. I believe they took it down. It was a bit surreal, but it went, as you could imagine , from NOTHING to a huge meal. Maybe someone has saved it and will share with you.
                      It takes the hypothetical equasion out of your question.

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                        bythebayov Feb 25, 2009 07:41 AM

                        would love to see that!

                    2. diablo Oct 7, 2008 08:06 AM

                      Same answer as in my profile for "best meal I ever had": Thanksgiving dinner as made by my mom and grandmom. Includes roast turkey, plain mashed potatoes with lots of butter and cream, garlic green beans, homemade rolls, mashed rutabega, sweet potatoes, olive tray, homemade cranberry sauce and gram's delicious turkey gravy. Served with love and copious amounts of the wine of your choosing. My mom gets enough for an army.

                      1. scuzzo Oct 7, 2008 07:44 AM

                        A grilled ribeye, grilled asparagus, mixed green salad, buttery garlic bread, creme brullee and something chocolate on the side.

                        1. Jonny509 Oct 6, 2008 01:55 PM

                          Medium rare roast beef with horseradish, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole.

                          With a black & tan.

                          1. ccbweb Oct 3, 2008 03:08 PM

                            Dinner with my wife at the bar at Sebo in San Francisco. The bar would have to include uni, Michael's ankimo and the tuna collar they made once for us.

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                              bythebayov Oct 4, 2008 06:55 AM

                              Im going to SF over christmas...Is this a sushi restaurant? If not, what kind is is? Any other recomendations of places we just have to eat at? I love asian, comfort and latin food. Thanks in advance :)

                            2. raytamsgv Oct 3, 2008 01:49 PM

                              My dad's beef stew--best I've ever had.

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                                swsidejim Oct 3, 2008 01:48 PM

                                -a bowl of Pho
                                -a chilled King Crabmeat cocktail
                                -a 30 oz. Prime Porterhouse cooked rare
                                -a whole steamed lobster
                                -garlic mashed potatoes
                                -steamed, in season Illinois sweet corn

                                served with cold beer, and Don Julio 1942 tequila.

                                (sounds alot like my regular meal at alot of steakhouses I go to, other than the bowl of Pho, and corn on the cob). :-)

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                                    chileheadmike Oct 3, 2008 01:33 PM

                                    Chicken fried steak with cream gravy, mashed potatoes with more cream gravy, corn with lots of real butter, biscuits (possibly with sausage gravy)

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                                      laliz Oct 3, 2008 12:10 PM

                                      Today it would be
                                      A day after Thanksgiving sandwich ~~ whole wheat bread toasted and spread with Best Foods Mayo; a slice of lettuce, sliced turkey from the day before, a scoop of stuffing (mine) and a slice of jellied cranberry sauce (Ocean Spray) topped with the other slice of ww toast.
                                      Wise potato chips
                                      guacamole (mine)
                                      Marie Callendar's fresh peach pie with real whipped cream
                                      Diet coke over ice

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                                        dolores Oct 3, 2008 12:14 PM

                                        Ice cream and bourbon.

                                        1. re: laliz
                                          bythebayov Oct 3, 2008 01:27 PM

                                          you wouldnt go for regular coke?

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                                            laliz Oct 7, 2008 08:06 AM

                                            no ~~ been drinking diet so long, regular tastes too sweet

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