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Feb 8, 2011 12:04 PM

So what would be your last meal? If it came to that :)

I have my favourite meals...Fried Fish, Cassaroles etc, but I would have to say the following would be my last meal if it came down to that.

Appitizer: Foie Gras with cranberry relish and caramalized onions

Entree: Roasted lemon chicken
String Beans with Mushrooms
Garlic Mash Potato

Dessert: Coconut Cake from Smith and Wollensky

Red Wines and Dessert Wines

So what would your meal be?

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  1. First of all, who would have an appetite? I always wondered how these people could chow down considering what was coming next.

    Anyway, I think I would definitely have a lobster roll for a starter, then warm pasta of some sort, probably spaghetti with meatballs and a very good sauce. I would ask for some rotisserie chicken, buttered steamed broccoli, warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream, and a nice Bordeaux. While waiting for my last meal, I would be wondering if the cook was the same one that made my meals during the last ten years I was waiting for this big day. I doubt Bobby Flay would be making my dinner.

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    1. re: noodlepoodle

      Depends on definitiion of last meal.

      François Mitterand's last meal involved ortolans, but then again he was going out via the big C and not in say, a chair or a gurney.

    2. Once I came across a website that listed last meals for inmates scheduled for execution in Texas. A lot of them wanted Mexican food and simple, homey stuff. (some requested beer or other alcoholic stuff, but this was denied.)

      I also remember that Timothy McVey requested 2 pints of mint chip ice cream.

      1. If I was still thinking logically and could eat at that point without throwing up and had a vast appetite:

        Foie gras
        Candied bacon
        Braised Pork Belly
        Seared Duck Breast with Chestnut and Cheddar Bread Pudding and a Port Cherry Glaze
        Homemade Ravioli with Roasted Butternut Squash, Sage and Browned Butter with a few Pea Shoots
        Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Chives and Crispy Shallots
        Eton Mess with Wild Strawberries and Aceto Balsamico de Modena
        Salted Caramel Tart
        Burrata Cheese on Grilled Ciabatta Bread, Drizzled with Green Olive Oil, sprinkled with Fleur de Sel

        I think that about would do it!

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        1. re: chefathome

          I like this. Eat like there's no tomorrow, 'cause there ain't gonna be one.

          1. re: catspercapita

            That is precisely why I vote for a hog wild, pig fest! I think tummy troubles would be the least of my worries at that point...

            1. re: chefathome

              Right on the money: no hangover, no cholesterol worries, no chance of a gout flare-up … man, that's livin'! Ummm, up to a point ;-)

        2. A filet with onions and red wine sauce. Mom's potato pancakes. Asparagus roasted with olive oil and garlic. Espresso mousse in a chocolate cup. I'd die happy.


            This topic pops up every once in a while. Based on the above link, most last meals are simple comfort childhood foods.