If you were given a coupoun that was good for a complete meal (appetizer, main course, dessert, etc) anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you eat? It doesn't have to be a restaurant. It can also be a combination of foods from different restauraunts/places.
Asain.... but she doesn't accept coupons....
Sorry... couldn't help myself.
Oh what a sinful man I am.
Something that surprises and delights . . . and is too complex for me to cook on my own (since I am pretty accomplished in the kitchen, that narrows it down a lot--I cook souffles for a crowd as a party trick). I laugh at the assignments on masterchef and hell's kitchen. Heck, I even have a no-fuss risotto that I'll put up against anyone's.
I'd give the coupon to a homeless person, because I have no need for it, nor would I want it either.
I'm simply asking what your idea of the perfect meal would be.
A glass of Vermouth Martini,
Fried duck (half) with mashed potatoes and grav-v-y-y-y-y!
Strong hot chocolate unsweetened with heavy cream
After that you can kill me if you like
Vermouth Martini - my favourite meal.
My favourite food is Chinese, or fish and chips, or my homemade vegetarian shepherd's pie, followed by trifle. Vermouth is a standard with every evening meal.
Fortunately for me I cannot afford dinners like that. That means, I will not suffer from gout or obesity. Beets and carrots, please...
chicken lips and lizard hips
And alligator eyes
Monkey legs and buzzard eggs
And salamander thighs
Rabbit ears and camel rears
And tasty toenail pies
Stir 'em all together
And it's mama's soup surprise
Difficult. To take your question literally, I'm not allowed to go and get /kill my own meal - it has to be restaurant food?
That being the case, I go for whatever the Port Charlotte Hotel on the Isle of Islay, Scotland, is serving. It is not exactly the least expensive in the world but it is my idea of eating heaven.
Hopefully, they would have some hand dived scallops for my starter/appetizer. I like them raw, or only briefly poached - coral on.
The seafood platter in the Port Charlotte is beyond description. Seafood only (ok - little bit of that lettuce stuff on the side for colour) but it is otherwise fresh salmon, smoked salmon, shellfish of so many types, pickled herring, prawns, lobster, etc, etc - I'm drooling, just thinking about it.
Pudding/dessert - hate it. Fortunately, the Port Charlotte does a great cheese board, as well as what I am sure are its many wonderful puddings.
Thanks for this post - I know what I'll be dreaming about tonight!
I don't mind not having appetizers, but a nice glass of pre-dinner sherry would be nice. Lobster or pork chops seared in butter with a nice salad of greens, cherry tomatoes and grapes.....chocolate mousse, chocolate souffle or cheese cake desert. Main course served with a chilled bottle of white zinfandel or rose'.
It's not that I don't feel noble, but I could accept a gift that would refresh me, so here is my ideal...
Waking before dawn in a hammock slung between palms after sleeping to the sound of the surf, going for an early morning swim in a calm sea glistening like a diamond field with bright sundrops somewhere along a quiet spot on Florida's tip, this would be my breakfast menu--served in the following order:
Fresh coconut water
Fresh caught shrimp grilled on the beach
Apricot muffins with walnuts (gluten and dairy free)
Coconut macaroons made with fresh coconut
A fine Italian chocolate (or two)
I figure if you're gonna dream, dream about what you love!
A glass of Pinot Grigio. Cheddar Cheese balls dipped in honey mustard for an appetizer. Spinach Crepe and Lobster crepe topped with sauce. this was my favorite meal at the Magic Pan restaurant until they closed down. For dessert Tiramisu!
Oh my, I have to think about it. I would like to have buttered scallops with herbs as an appetizer decorated with rose made from a carrot and some fresh parsley. Then a platter of seafoods like lobsters, shrimps,crabs, tunas, mussels, and scallops again beautifully decorated with vegetables and herbs. This is my favorite seafoods platter from The Anchor restaurant in Ireland. As a desert I would love to have the original Black Forest cake and a glass of Riesling wine from Germany. If I would be in my first home country, I would love to have a pint of a young coconut water. I´m hungry now,lol. I only eat when I am hungry;-)
I like the atmosphere and "experience" of being in a nice restaurant, but I'm not a big fan of food. I never eat appetizers if I'm going to eat a meal. I don't want a salad if it's not going to be the main meal. I never eat desserts after a restaurant meal. Soup, top me, IS the meal; so I never want soup before or alongside any meal.
My idea of the perfect meal would be a couple of scrambled eggs (done just the way I like them) with two pieces of the kind of toast you get from a restaurant's toaster (which is different from the kind you get from a home toaster) . Basic margarine on the toast. Either green grapes or blueberries for after the meal. White bread for the toast in this meal. Orange juice. Dessert: All the coffee (but good coffee - not the coffee most restaurants have) I want.
I wouldn't want this "fine meal" () on a platter with a fifty lbs of some kind of potato dumped on it either. To me, no perfect meal (this one or any other) is always served on a standard, round, plate - not on on the oval "platter-plates" so many restaurants now use.
Location: An outdoor cafe/patio near the ocean. A "basic" ocean, like the Atlantic (near me) is fine. I don't want to have to travel too far to get my scrambled eggs. A non-ocean-side outdoor cafe in New England Spring, Summer, or Autumn (early morning) would also be good. For some reason, I'd want either light mauve, deep teal, or white umbrellas over those cafe tables.
...OR do a search for a breakfast place that has outdoor tables (with light mauve or dark teal umbrellas, although any color that isn't red would do) at beaches within an hour from where I live. Scrambled eggs can't possibly be THAT hard to come by in all of the Massachusetts coast.
A nutritional breakfast is the most important. It'd better include 4 kinds of food: cereal, beans, fruits and vegetables, which will give enough nutritions, including protein, fabric, carbohydrates and vitamins, to prepare energy-consume for a whole morning.
" It'd better include 4 kinds of food: cereal, beans, fruits and vegetables, which will give enough nutritions, " and enough gas to fuel a small rocket! Better stick to one type of food and do not mix too much together in one meal. Fruits are better eaten between meals like a snack!
Fruits are eaten not just by a whole original fruit to snack. It should be made into meal, like apple soup. How could you speak such gross words in this yellow shirt? What is your one type of food? Butter?
Here is my nutritional breakfast, including green bean egg, banana with honey sauce, sunflower seeds and letuce, corn soup, and bread. It took me 15 minutes.
I am on my own tonight, so decided to do something simple. I really wanted a large tuna and salad Subway, but as my local one has closed because of the recession, I had to make my own,and bought everything from Sainsbury's. I downed this with a few martinis. Thankfully I had enough olives left over from the salad. I have eaten it looking out onto my garden with the sounds of La Traviata playing on my gramophone. Perfect.
My perfect meal would have to be a combination of various things. For starters it would be some gravy cheese fries. That greasy mess is always delicious. The entre would have to be a medium rare porterhouse with a twice baked potato. Only one thing could follow up that meal. It would have to be some red velvet cake ice cream. Just thinking about it has me craving these things now.
My favorite is any leftovers because all I have to do is warm it up!
Here is one of my suppers. All are Chinese traditional.
Shrimp ball with hot ketchup sauce, alongside vegetable and mushroom
Hot candied apple for desert
Rice milk and Chinese noodle
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