Wednesday, 20 June 2012

What would you eat for your last supper?

I read this article where the UK Guardian newspaper asked top chefs and food writers what they would choose to eat for their last meal. This got me thinking about my most favourite foods and how I would combine these to create a worthy final meal of a lifetime (more to come on that soon). Meanwhile, here's what the famous foodies have to say but I'd love to know what you would choose to enjoy for your last supper, too. Feel free to leave your comments and definitive menus here.

Gordon Ramsay
What would you eat for your last supper?
I would start with golden caviar from the albino sturgeon served with an ice-cold bowl of tomato consomme. I cant think of a more exquisite way to start a meal. To follow, a wonderful fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef, studded with black Perigord truffles and perfectly roasted, served with the ultimate indulgence pomme puree de Joel Robuchon, with grated white Alba truffle. Dessert would be a chocolate fondant with white milk ice cream.
Who would cook it?
Starter by Alain Ducasse, main course by Joel Robuchon and dessert by Tana Ramsay, so we could eat it together.
Where would you eat it?
Location-wise I would rather have it at a villa on the Reethi Rah island in the Maldives.
What would you drink?
I would start with vintage Dom Perignon. Then an amazing 1966 Cheval Blanc. 1966 being a great year for wine, food and football my birth year! The dessert wine would have to be a bottle of 1898 Chateau dYquem.
Who would you share it with?
My wonderful wife and kids.
Nigella Lawson
What would you eat for your last supper?
Linguine alle vongole, made al bianco, thats to say, no tomatoes, just pasta, oil, a little chilli, garlic, clams, white wine and parsley. Followed by lemony roast chicken, creamed spinach, petits pois la franaise and a fennel salad, with chips, roast potatoes and mash (last meal - why worry about the carbs?) then a wodge of gorgonzola so ripe its about to walk. And the worlds best toffees, Salvators from Fouquet, Paris (Rue Francoise 1er).
Who would cook it?
I would cook it, with my children.
Where would you eat it?
At home of course.
What would you drink?
I'd go for some Gavi di Gavi with the pasta, Brunello di Montalcino with the chicken, some deep, dark Pedro Ximinez sherry with the gorgonzola and tea with the salvators.
Who would you share it with?
My family: this scene is set in the distant future and I see myself surrounded by my children, their children, and even their childrens children, with me, the blue-haired elderly matriarch at the head of it.
Heston Blumenthal
What would you eat for your last supper?
Originally I thought of a huge banquet so it would last a very long time. You know, Charles II once had a banquet for five people, which consisted of 173 courses. One course comprised 15 desserts and another seven puffins, or something like that. It would probably take a lifetime to finish so realistically, if it was my last ever supper, it would probably be Sunday lunch with roast potatoes.
Who would cook it?
We all would - my family and I - all together.
Where would you eat it?
I think my place of choice for my last Sunday lunch would be at home.
What would you drink?
I would drink a 1985 Grand Echezeaux by Henri Jaillet, Zanna (my wife) loves nice shiraz and she'd probably have that.
Who would you share it with?
Just Zanna and the kids, Jack, Jessie and Joy. Traditionally, we eat after service at the Fat Duck, and so I would keep it at that time. That is our routine.
Ferran Adria
What would you eat for your last supper?
Bamboo poles filled with sashimi, prawn with tuzu, clam soup, fried blowfish, miso shells, giant radish with abalone ...
Who would cook it?
For my last supper I would like to go back a century and ask Monsieur Escoffier to prepare a feast for me.
Where would you eat it?
In Kyoto.
What would you drink?
A selection of mythical champagnes, for example, a Salon S from Mesnil 1947, Krug vintage 1938 or Bollinger Vieilles Vignes 1985, and a more recent Gosset Millsime 1996.
Who would you share it with?
With my family.

Reprinted from http://www.guardian.co.uk/

2 comments:

  1. If my last meal contained garlic and lime I would be happy, with a a heavy rich chocolate dessert for follow, Im with Gordon on that one.

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    1. Sounds wonderful! Simple flavours are always the best and most memorable.

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