last dinner...what would it be?
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!
To start: A nice crudo -- toro, yellowtail, salmon. Paired with champagne.
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.
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!
re: Insidious Rex
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
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
dim sum (esp. potstickers)
a little mayo
an ice cold coke
a selection of wines
a bacon sandwich
Those pizza dough balls
Large selection of cheeses
I'd have the goose cooked last. Then my goose would be cooked.
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.
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.
-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). :-)
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
Marie Callendar's fresh peach pie with real whipped cream
Diet coke over ice