Your last meal.
Imagine: ( With apologies to the late John Lennon)
Imagine you're on death row. Imagine tomorrow is the day you are to be executed. Tonight you are to eat your last meal. Anything you desire is available and will be prepared by a world-class chef.
You have accepted and come to terms with your fate. You are physically healthy and not mentally depressed. You do not have any food allergies. You can have any kind of alcohol with your meal.
You are, naturally, unconcerned about weight gain, hang-over, or indigestion etc.
What will you request for your last meal?
You all are too funny! Of course my first thought was lobster, dungeness crab and loads of butter but then I got more ideas from your lists! For starers, shrimp cocktail and a perfect margarita along with some hot, fresh sourdough bread. (1/2 hour). Then I would have a pizza delivered from Betos in PGH with some pale ale. (1 hour) 2nd course would be the best Maryland crabcakes out there with saltines and drawn butter and a glass of conundrum (2 hours with a little nappy in between) For my main meal-grass fed filet mignon topped with blue cheese and a big stuffed baked potatoe-with a fine glass of red wine. For dessert, anything with loads of chocolate and cake or brownie and a plethera of Clark bars, Wispas and English Kit Kats. There. Now I am hungry!
Man this is tough....
I would start off totally unhealthy with a spinach artichoke dip with tortilla chips and a yuengling porter
Filet Mignon, lobster claws with drawn butter, baked potato with crisp skin and lots of butter
Something made with a crapload of dark chocolate and donna fugata wine.
Cheeseball that my mom makes and triscuits, along with a bottle or two of cheap pink champagne or Cold Duck (Andre for example).
Chopped salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Twice baked potato with sour cream and cheddar cheese
Pan roasted asparagus
Rolls (with lots of salted butter)
To drink - beer. Just regular beer. Maybe a Budweiser.
Chocolate mousse for dessert
Or Arby's Beef and Cheddars, no Arby's sauce and extra cheese and a glass of milk. It would pretty much depend on my mood.
A plate stacked high of thinly sliced Jamon Iberico de Bellota with assorted cheese, bread and olives followed by a 48 ounce dry aged Black Angus Porterhouse charred to perfection and plenty of Opus One to keep my glass full. For dessert a smore big enough to make the stay puft marshmallow man blush (preferably with a key hidden inside) and a port expensive enough that it would bankrupt the state so they wouldn't be able to afford the electricity to BBQ me Southern Style in the am.
Well, we don't execute people in my country so I can't work to that premise but assuming some other known death the next day and on the dubious assumption that I would have come to terms with such a fate and could therefore manage to eat anything, I'll go for the "Full English" breakfast - for dessert I'll have a bottle of Calvados and 20 Silk Cut.
Starters: Small, traditional multi-ingredient (that does not include sashimi) makizushi; misoshiro; a sampling of smoked fish – salmon, Arbroath smokie, and tinapa – with musubi with ume boshi inside; Nepali momos & chile hot dipping sauce; all with a cold premium sake (two hours).
Chilled fruit and vegetable course: grapes, watermelon, pomegranate, pears, rambutan, plums, all sorts of melon, tomato, cucumbers, red onion, more, plus traditional middle-eastern breads or tandoori naan & shots of arak/vodka (two hours).
Mains: Lao laab made from smoked duck with khao niyao & greens; lamb chops Paris style, lamb kidneys, plain Japanese rice; steamed spotted grouper with black beans, green onions, and molten toasted sesame oil (stir-fry dishes of snow peas & pork and Szechuan chile tofu on the side); teriyaki squid; braised goat meat enchiladas; mole pork tamales; Hungarian spicy sausage & sauerkraut; and a wide range of the world’s best and most expensive once / last in a lifetime reds including French, South African, Italian, Chilean, Californian, Oregonian, Spanish, and more (four hours).
A NYC street hot dog, a Pabst Blue Ribbon, and a slice of lemon meringue pie from Flo’s Diner (one hour).
Cheese: boursin, munster, stracchino, manchego, cabrales, cantal, emmenthal, havarti, gorgonzola, mycella, bleu de bresse, stilton, goat cheese from the Bolivian Altiplano; plus chilled fruits – see above; and continue with the wines (three hours).
Smoked capybara ravioli, raspberry gelato, & a shot of grappa (one hour)
Dessert: fresh blueberry cobbler, assortment of the world’s best chocolates, and two liters of Jim Beam (four hours).
The next morning and after no sleep, the hangover alone will have me begging for the gas / juice / noose!
I like the 4 lbs of uncooked popcorn...too funny
I would start with Port soaked Stilion cheese, truffle cheese and 24 month aged gouda cheese and biscuits...
On to a perfectly grilled (rare to med rare) 2 inch Porterhouse, topped with my homemade roasted jalapeno butter ...
Accompanied by a steamed 2 1/2 lb Maine lobster with lots of butter ....
Clams, Oysters on the half shell and some stone crabs...
Lets throw in some fried soft shells and conch for good measure...
Rounding off the meal with my grandmother's fresh strawberry pie (even thought I do not eat sweets, but that pie is fantasic!) ...
And of course sipping very dirty very dry vodka martini's - did I say sipping...I meant gulping :)
"Two 16 oz. ribeyes, one lb. turkey breast (sliced thin), twelve strips of bacon, two large hamburgers with mayo, onion, and lettuce, two large baked potatoes with butter, sour cream, cheese, and chives, four slices of cheese or one-half pound of grated cheddar cheese, chef salad with blue cheese dressing, two ears of corn on the cob, one pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream, and four vanilla Cokes or Mr. Pibb"
Another favourite website of mine, aside from CH of course, details real death row inmates' last meals...very interesting indeed.
Mine would be my Grandmother's warm raisin brown bread, blueberry pancakes with maple syrup, big bowl of oatmeal with cream, brown sugar, dried fruits, coffee with cream and sugar.
Or maybe all the lobster I could eat, mussels, potato salad, white bread, melted garlic butter, strawberry shortcake and apple pie, nice Chardonnay.
I'd eat myself sick. They're not taking me without an ugly mess to clean up >:D
Do I have the option to make my own last meal? 'cause I want some of my own mushroom gravy with beer, mom's lasange, smoke cafe garlic soup and puffy chips, good salsa, little old church lady tamales, a taco truck taco, and potatoes in 5 forms, with some slightly above refridgerator temp pepsi from a can. Canabutter brownies for dessert of course, and chocolate liquer
Once when we were watching something on TV about an execution and a last meal, I asked my husband what he would choose for his last meal. He immediately said, "Your meatloaf". Now you know why we have been married for 56 years. Personally I have never understood how a person could eat at all in such circumstances. I think that sipping a little tea would be all I could manage. Yuck.